Science Blogger Appreciation Day

Science blogging is hard work. Everyone has their own style and motivations, but in general it can be said that it takes a lot of effort to write about science with the frequency and skill that many bloggers do. With this in mind, and given the positive response these two posts have received, I thought it would be fitting to take a moment to express my thanks to one of my favorite science bloggers.

I admire the work of many science bloggers, but if I tried to list them all I would no doubt leave someone out. Fortunately for me there is one that really stands out from the rest. Scicurious, who writes at Neurotopia, is an excellent writer and a good friend, and I hope she doesn’t mind if I take a moment to express my appreciation for her work.

It isn’t easy going to graduate school and running a blog at the same time, but Sci has managed to balance both. This is made all the more impressive by virtue of Sci’s excellent writing; it is insightful, often humorous, and always entertaining. She is a clever writer with a knack for explaining complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. I hope she continues to keep writing for some time to come.

I am truly grateful for Sci’s efforts to keep the “science” in ScienceBlogs, as well as her enthusiastic support of my own writing. During times when I have considered leaving ScienceBlogs Sci’s encouragement and wonderful work have helped to convince me to stay. The Sb community is definitely the better for having her here.

I would encourage you to say “Thanks” to one of your favorite science bloggers today, too. Send them an e-mail, leave a comment, write a post of your own… the method is up to you. A little praise can go a long way.