Saturday, April 18, 2009

One plus years

Its been over a year since I started blogging. Wow! I've hit some cool milestones: >163 posts, >50 regular readers, AND I'm just shy of 10000 page hits. Its nice to know that I've had some success in this blogging thing because when I started, I didn't really now what to expect as I didn't know the "type" of blogger I would be. My introduction into the blogosphere was thru the "mommybloggers" who got me hooked onto some political blogs (we had both US and Canadian elections going on!). I had no idea that there was this whole world of science bloggers. So when I started, I totally thought this would be all about my struggles as mom going through school, with the focus being on monkey. Thanks to Bean-mom and Mel, I discovered this awesome science blogging community. All of whom have encouraged me to (1) put myself first and find a new PI. (2) how to find myself in a better situation (3) trouble shoot experiments (4) get me through some hard sick days (5) cheer me on. (6) and most importantly, enjoy those monkey stories!

Thanks everyone. Thanks to your encouragement, I am in a new lab, here on a sunny saturday and not grumpy. I'm in a place where the fact that I am an adult and intelligent is acknowledged and respected.

17 comments:

Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading you :-)

Mrs. Spit said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've enjoyed getting to know you. . .

Nicky said...

Happy blogoversary! Glad you've found your voice!

The bean-mom said...

Happy Blogversary, Scientistmother! Has it already been a year?!

ScienceGirl said...

Congrats :)

ScientistMother said...

Amanda - thanks! its been great getting to know you through your blog!

Mrs.Spit - the honor is all mine. you totally inspire me with your grace and kindness

Nicky - thanks!

Beanmom - Thank you to you. Because of your comment and the links on your blog, I found this community. I will be in your debt for that. I can't believe its been a year. sometimes it feels like just the other month, and sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago that I started this looking for support. I have that and so so much more!

Sciencegirl - thanks!

Massimo (formerly known as Okham) said...

Happy Blogiversary !

PhizzleDizzle said...

Happy Blogoversary SM!!! Keep up the blogging :).

Candid Engineer said...

Happy one year, SM! Keep rocking on. :)

microbiologist xx said...

Yay!! Happy Blogiversary ! I really enjoy your blog.

EcoGeoFemme said...

Happy blogiversary!

Anny said...

Congratulations!

ScientistMother said...

Massimo/EGF/Anny - thanks!
CE - I plan on rockin on for awhile, maybe just not consistently :)
PD - I enjoy yours too! maybe one day we can meet IRL!
MicroXX - I'm glad you're a reader, as I think I'll be asking you for science help in the future

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Happy blogiversary!

microbiologist xx said...

SM - Just let me know. I am happy to help when I can. :)

Nat Blair said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!

Field Notes said...

Sweet blogoversary! That's wonderful.

I enjoy your blog; it's hard to find mom/scientist blogs. I started out in the science blog circle and am trying to find good mom blogs now, having just recently become one.

If you know of any I should check out, let me know!