Thursday, March 13, 2008
Well, I'm creating an echo chamber of my own hubris. Here's my first post on the new Nature Network blog. I just want to say I'm well aware of the humor that is an emergent property of starting TWO blogs that no one is reading and linking back and forth between them. It's like Louis Black's comedy bit about a Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks, but meta-Internet as well. But on the other hand, the reason I'm doing this recent blogging is two-fold, first to improve my writing (and the speed of my "polished" writing) and second to learn how to use the Internet as opposed to passively consuming its content. So far, it's not so much writing a blog post that is difficult, but writing one in a timely fashion that has been challenging. However, some improvement is already evident. And I'm starting to learn how to use Technorati, so on Specific Aim #2 (science grant writing joke) we're seeing some progress as well.