3) I wanted to learn how to be a better writer. I was a regular astronomy columnist for my university paper, and I felt it was time I branched out.
Over the course of the last year and a half, this blog has seen a lower content output than is perhaps ideal, mainly because I put much of my writing in Skeptic North. However, this blog has seen a recent spike of content, my Infographics for Skeptics series, and I'll always think of this blog as my first home.
My one regret with this blog: Blogger. It's a fine platform to start a blog (especially if you're like me and know very little about web design), but once you want to expand, it is severely limiting. I can switch to Wordpress now if I want, but when one switches platforms, one also loses internal links (when I link to my own blog entries). If there can be an easy (and I do mean easy) porting tool that allows me to leave Blogger, I'll happily switch. If Blogger upgrades their software to be more Wordpress-esque, I'll happily stay. If nothing changes, I'll grudgingly stay.
Anyway, enough shameless self-congratulations. Onwards, and upwards...and...outwards? Whatever. Thanks for reading, and thanks for following me on Twitter! ;)
The opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Skeptic North, any of my past/present/future employers, or any of my past/present/future academic colleagues. These words are entirely my own.