Introducing… Sleeping with the Fishes!
Hello dear readers,
I know what you’re thinking. HANNAH, YOU’RE NOT THAT COOL! DO YOU REALLY NEED 2 BLOGS? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? WHAT IS THE DEAL?!?
It seems a bit excessive, I know. But give me a second to explain myself, OK?
You may know that the science blogosphere is changing, and that the people at the top are working to create and manage a number of networks, and then to network those networks. While independent bloggers are still perfectly acceptable and welcome (Culturing Science will remain independent unless something totally irresistible pops up.), I do like the idea of these networks. It promotes community between us bloggers and scientists, and could help to increase visibility to science blogs generally and thus promote science education and the sharing of knowledge.
Despite offers, I’ve put a lot of thought into decisions to join (or not join) various networks. I want to join one(s) that feel right to me, communities that fit my goals and my style. I would never join a network solely for the increased exposure; that doesn’t feel right to me.
The Southern Fried Science Network is a group of bloggers focusing mainly on marine science (with a few exceptions). When I got the offer from them, I was ecstatic. The idea of writing in a community of shared interest and thus trying to create a marine science stronghold on the web is an exciting prospect, and I want to be a part of it.
As you know, I don’t only write about marine science on Culturing Science. Thus I created a new blog, to keep my writing on the SFSN focused, but also to retain an outlet for writing on other topics. It doesn’t mean I’m going to abandon this space; not by any means. That is just about all I can tell you because it’s all that I know. The rest will unfold with time.
So come along and join me at Sleeping with the Fishes! I’m excited about this addition to the Hannah Waters brand (haha) and hope you are too.
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Thanks for reading,