Oh. Hi there. It’s us, Meridith and Rachel (this is actually Rachel). If you follow us on Tumblr, you know we didn’t drop off the face of the Earth. Life on Earth just got hectic for a moment, and we took an unplanned break from blogging. When we posted our first long form blog on May 6th, 2014, we had grand schemes of always having a backlog of posts for just these sorts of crazy life situations. For a good little bit there, we were posting once a week, then that dropped back to bi-weekly. Even with the slow down, only four of our 17 months of existence have passed without a post. Not too horrible, really. The problem actually was that almost all of those four months were contiguous. But, we’re back! We are recommitted! We are hoping to get back to weekly posting, but you can look forward to at least bi-weekly posting for the foreseeable future.
Alright. We were gone, and now we are back. But what were we actually up to during this period of radio silence? I’m so very glad you asked.
STS Blog Update: Shiny and New!
Most obviously, but also most recently, we have been working on transitioning Sweet Tea, Science from a Blogspot to a WordPress format. Check out this slick new format. So fancy! We are also a dotcom now, which is exciting. We decided to make the switch for a few different reasons. First, fresh new starts can be motivating. Like getting a brand new lab notebook or a never-been-touched whit
eboard, sometimes new things just make you want to get to work. That’s the hope, anyhow. Also, nearly all the other science blogs we follow are WordPress blogs, and we felt like we might be missing out on a layer of interaction that the platform allows, such as being able to like and comment while providing a direct link back to our own blog. Last, Meridith suggested it, and I tend to defer to her in all things technological. So, here we are.