A year at Discover

By Ed Yong | March 29, 2011 6:57 pm

I like noting anniversaries, even belated ones. I hopped across to Discover from ScienceBlogs a year ago last Saturday and as if to mark the occasion, it’s been a record-breaking month in terms of traffic. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being here among illustrious company, and it’s given me a lot of impetus to up my game, and play around with new ways of talking about science.

My sincere thanks to Amos Zeeberg for recruiting me, Gemma Shusterman for providing speedy and kick-ass tech support and Eliza Strickland, Andy Moseman, Joe Calamia, and many other Discover staffers for helping to promote this blog. And of course, an even bigger shout-out to everyone who continues to read Not Exactly Rocket Science and who have passed links to their social circles.


Comments (8)

  1. Lila

    Happy one year anniversary! Still the best blog on the web! Mwah!

  2. Charles Sullivan

    Wherever you blab, I’ll be reading, Ed.

  3. Aurora

    Congratulations, Ed! It’s also about a year since I started reading your blog regularly, and especially in the past few months it’s been great to watch you experiment with new ways of ‘wowing’ us (your readers) – so please do keep it up!

  4. Jim

    Whenever I read about a cool new discovery, I check your blog to get your take on it and, 7 times out of 10, you have a blog post about it by the time I get here.

    I’ve used your blog to show simple explanations for complex science stories for friends, relatives and most especially my eight year old son. Who, if you take requests, likes it when you talk about gross stuff.

    Thank your for your contribution to human knowledge and keep up the excellent work.

  5. Happy discoversary? (Sounds like Kylie’s latest single) Well done and keep churing out science gems!

  6. To echo what Jim said, I’ve gotten more material for my own personal blog (always credited you as the source) from you than anyone else…as well as told my co-workers about some of the really interesting things you’ve written – especially the gross stuff. Thanks for making it easy and fun to be a science enthusiast.

  7. Liath

    Congratulations on a great first year Ed. What’s the pity is there are so many really great science journals out there it would be impossible to cover them all. My wife and I are currently editing a few articles for Coastal Research and the information can be facinating. To me. I doubt the science in many journals is sexy enough for many readers. Wildlife Management for example is a fine journal that will likely never been read except for a very select group. Oh well, keep up the wonderful work. I enjoy your blog a lot… especially the links.



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