Happy First Birthday to Blogozoic!
First of all, happy new year to all of you! I hope 2014 brings you lots of palaeo-related fun! Secondly, I apologise for not posting much recently, in addition to the usual Christmas frivolities, I've also been busy catching up with my parents for the first time in three years, working on my upcoming PhD confirmation seminar and also preparing for my wedding which is becoming frighteningly close (in a good way)!
This quick post is celebrating the first birthday of this blog. It might not be much, but I've had a lot of fun writing it and plan to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. In the past 12 months I've written about my field trips to New Zealand, Adelaide, as well as dig sites in Australia. I've written about dinosaurs of both avian and non-avian varieties, I've written about suction feeding turtles, giant salamanders, stem tetrapods, whales, crocodiles, dugongs, early mammals, pliosaurs and marsupials. I've even written about invertebrates (the shame). I had a couple of rants, one about feathers and one about Carl Sagan. I started out with a little WordPress blog and I've been fortunate enough to get a spot with the awesome team here at scilogs, it really is the place to be!
The most unexpected thing about blogging for the past year is the friends and connections I've made. Despite the fact I haven't actually met most of them the blog has allowed to interact with some of the biggest names in vertebrate palaeontology and get to know many of the up and comers, all of whom willingly share their time and expertise in the most friendly manner. You guys rock!
The best thing about blogging though is definitely that buzz you get when someone tells you how they learnt something by reading your blog, or how they found a particular story of yours amazing. It's an addictive feeling and it spurs me on. Most importantly though, fossils are awesome and people deserve to know all about them. So I'll keep at it.
The next few weeks are going to be a bit hectic for me, for reasons mentioned at the start of this post, but once I return from my honeymoon, I promise to get blogging more regularly again, with more cool fossils, my ongoing series and hopefully a few new features.
Here's to many more years of Blogozoic.