Thursday, December 9, 2010


Or rather:


(I've always wanted to say that).


Dear friends,

This will be my last post on this blog.



I'm not quitting, I'm just relocating!

My new blog is here (RSS feed here), and it's part of a brand spanking new blog network called Occam's Typewriter. The network has been set up (with much blood, sweat and tears) by the awesome Richard P Grant, and features some wonderful writers who have also come to be good friends over the last few years. I am extremely proud to be part of it all.

So, for the change-averse among you, what should you expect to find over there?

Well, pretty much the same old rubbish I've been coming up with here for the last three and a half years. I didn't want to split my blogging efforts between science and non-science posts again, that being one of the main reasons I left Nature Network earlier this year, and probably wouldn't have joined if that had been the price of admission. But I've been assured that all the other crap I write is just as welcome on Occam's Typewriter as my science-based posts, so, really, YNot?

You'll also find all the old posts and comments, which I've imported into WordPress, and Bragging Rights Central is in the right sidebar as usual. The blogroll is a work in progress, but hey, Rome wasn't built in a day.

So, really, all that's changed is the URL and the banner image.

I'll keep this site up, for old times' sake (although I might close comments if the spam gets out of hand), but all new posts from now on will be hosted at Occam's Typewriter. Why not head over there and read my first post? There's even some science in it! And the next post will be the much-anticipated Second Annual VWXYNot? Readers' Choice Comment of the Year Award!

I'm very excited about moving to Occam's Typewriter. And, as Billy Connolly likes to say at the end of each episode of his travel documentaries:

"Why don't you come with me? We'll have a laugh"


  1. Thanks, ScientistMother! I do hope to move the whole community over with me, kit and caboodle. I know changing feeds and blog rolls is a bit of a pain, but hopefully people are just used to it now :)

  2. p.s. my apologies to EcoGeoFemme, Kyrsten, and everyone else who spotted my premature posting (followed immediately by deletion) of this announcement the other day.

    It was either
    a) the only time I've ever messed up the scheduling of a post, on the only occasion it's ever mattered; or
    b) a brilliant move to build buzz prior to the official launch of the new site.

    Take your pick :)

    I'm sorry I couldn't give you an honest answer at the time you left your comments, and I hope my reasons are now clear!

  3. No problem! That day I thought I had missed the switch to the new feed, but was confused by the uncharacteristic speed at which the old blog appeared to be taken down. Anyway, it's all good now, yo.

  4. You mean the uncharacteristic speed at which I went "OH FUCK!" and deleted the post...? :)

  5. Yes, changing the blog roll and RSS feeds is a bit of a pain, but you're totally worth it. See you over there. Congrats on your new home.

  6. Aww, thanks, MXX!

    And don't let the oh-so-courageous anonymous trolls get you down, eh?


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