Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And you would be??

I have been wondering about who my readers are for the last week or two, so the relaunching of the who are you? meme at DM's place is kinda fortuitous. I think I am a science blog, so I'm considering myself tagged. I do science, but I tend to focus more on the monkey than anything else...

So who are you? Why do you read? Great to meet you!

15 comments:

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

You know who I am! I'm here because I think you kick ass.

Stephanie Zvan said...

You know who I am too. I read in part because I adore children like monkey...from a distance. :)

But since you brought up being a science blog, I'd love to know how I ended up as constituting research.

Ambivalent Academic said...

I think you know who I am too. I think this meme is really cool for drawing out the lurkers and learning who else is reading besides your faithful following. though I can't be bothered to comment on all those other blogs redundantly, because, well most of them already know all the info about myself that I care to divulge by reading my blog.

Nat Blair said...

Seeing as I blog under my own name, it's pretty obvious who I am.

I read for at least three reasons:
1) It's always nice to day to day struggles/challenges/successes of other non-PI scientists. It helps break the isolation that at times seems a part of being a trainee.

2) When those people have the added challenge of hilarious little ones like Monkey, all the better (I think Monkey and my 3.5 yr old would get along swimmingly).

3) When those people don't look like me (i.e., a white dude), I'm especially interested in hearing about their experiences. Because they will necessarily be so different than mine.

ScientistMother said...

Cath - you know how to make a gal feel special! thanks!

Stephanie - Yes I do know who you are, but I did not know you were a reader! Welcome, I feel quite honored :). You ended up as constituting of research by default. You were the first non-science non-mommyblog that I read. Originally the blog links were separated by science or mommy blogs, when I changed the titles, I never re-organized....

AA - My gosh, I'm feeling special today, Cath tells me I kick ass, I find out SZ is reader and now you honored me with a comment, despite not commenting on the others. This is totally making up for that assy totally not-publication quality western.

Nat - Why is it that everyone seems to think monkey is hilarious and/or adorable? Actually he is pretty damn adorable. I've decided it is an evolutionary protective mechanism. The only way these mischievous little ones survive, is because they're too cute to get mad at. Are you sure you want monkey and your 3.5 year old meeting? That is just a recipe for disaster isn't?

Laura G said...

Hmm, you probably don't know who I am. I guess that makes me a "lurker" (although what a horrible word -- I prefer "casual visitor"). I read your blog and a few other blogs of female academics, honestly because I'm a graduate student and am planning to have children in the nearish future. It started out as a "I'll just see how they manage" but then I kept reading a few blogs (like yours) because I found them really entertaining. So, in short.. hello!

HGGirl said...

I'm a grad student, so I enjoy the science talk here. I'm also a soon-to-be married female, hoping to have kids sometime in the next few years, so I really enjoy that part of the blog too. :)

ScienceMama said...

Well, you know who I am, and I'm here because you crack me up. And because you and I definitely have quite a few things in common. : )

Balancing Act said...

Hello,

I just filled this out over at Dr. Isis's Blog, but am happy to play along.

I'm a new blogger here at blogspot, a woman in science who did the stay-at-home thing for awhile, finding I'm a better working mom. I wish I'd known about this community of science mothers for the past decade because I have felt rather alone most of the time.

You came up on my hunt of science-mommys and so I'm here reading. I like the variety of focus that reading all these blogs provides. I can relate to your posts as a mommy (most of the posts I've read are those), and like the atmosphere here.

microbiologist xx said...

You know me! Like Cath, I think your blog kicks ass.

Mimi said...

ummm... Mimi from Potspoon! and I am here because you do still occasionally talk about science and it's fun watching you approach parenting with the scientific method. Monkey rules!

JaneB said...

Hi, I am a lax commenter (and catching up after a trip) but regular reader - I guess that makes me a lurker but there's something not-quite-nice about the lurker label...

I'm female, single, childless and at age 40 likely to remain so, academic scientist in the UK.

I read here because I'm interested in how 'life works' for people doing different kinds of science and juggling different home contexts - as a white female academic I am particularly interested in reading about the differences for women of colour and for grad/post-doc researchers, not least because I work in a pretty white place and so want to be able to empathise with (and maybe support better) the odd non-white person I do end up encountering - I want science to be colour and gender and everything blind, but ignoring difference is actually a form of discrimination I think. I don't put that well, but, I was partly drawn to add your blog to my favourites list because you were open about being non-white in science as well as non-male (you and Isis!).

Also, because kids like Monkey are SO cute when you can pass them back (my godson, my next door neighbour at work's little boy), and you write about him so nicely -so many of things you write are really funny and recognisable - I'm getting my dose of child indirectly!

Caro said...

I'm a scientist and a mother - do I need any other excuse?

ScientistMother said...

eek I've been remiss on this thread!

Laura G - yes casual commenter is a much better description! welcome!

HG - congrats on the marriage, its a wonderful roller coaster!

ScienceMama - glad to make you smile, looking forward to some potty training tales!

Balancing Act - ooh welcome to the blogosphere! I've stopped by for a quick look, and am looking forward to actually having time to read the posts!

MicroXX - you kick ass too!

Mimi - yes occasionally I do talk science :)), I have a post about organic farming that you'll like!

JaneB - welcome! lurker is a bad description, casual or lax commenter is much better.

Cara - welcome! and no you don't ever need an excuse!

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