Monday, March 08, 2010
For the past 2 weeks, Peter and I have been hinting that exciting changes were coming to Obesity Panacea, and we are happy to finally make the big announcement:
Obesity Panacea is moving to ScienceBlogs!
ScienceBlogs is a network consisting of 70 of the best science blogs from around the world. These include incredibly popular blogs like Not Exactly Rocket Science, Respectful Insolence, and A Blog Around the Clock - all blogs that regularly attract more readers than many local newspapers (the most popular blog, Pharyngula, regularly attracts more than 60,000 readers a day). The content on the network is of an amazingly high quality, and is written by researchers, professional journalists, and published authors. It's hard to describe exactly what the site is like, but imagine a news site like CNN.com devoted exclusively to science, and written by experts in the field. The network has a tremendous range of content, but (until now), has not had a blog dedicated to health and fitness. So when they asked Peter and I if we wanted to join, we couldn't have been more excited!
So, what will this mean for Obesity Panacea? Aside from our new URL, and a new layout (including a snazzy new logo developed by Peter) nothing at all. The content of our posts will remain same, as will the general posting scheme - 3 posts during the week, with a weekly round-up post on the weekends. And if you currently receive Obesity Panacea via email or RSS feed, you should automatically receive content from our new site, beginning later this week (if we encounter any technical issues, we will keep you posted).
The move will, however, give us access to a number of new resources. ScienceBlogs has a partnership with National Geographic, which will allow us to use their videos and images in our posts, and will hopefully expose our content to readers of the magazine. And of course we will also have access to other bloggers in the network, which includes some of the top science writers in the world. So if there is any change to our content, we're hoping it will simply be an increase in the quality from working with this extremely talented group of writers.
Finally, and most importantly, we would just like to thank everyone who has been a part of Obesity Panacea since our start in 2008! We started back in November of 2008 with just our closest friends as our readers. Since then, we've had the pleasure to meet a lot of great people through this site, and we expect that to continue at our new location. Hat tips especially to Arya Sharma and Yoni Freedhoff - it's no secret that their blogs inspired Peter and I to start our own, and they have always gone out of their way to help us to improve our site. And of course thanks to current ScienceBlogger ERV, who openly campaigned for us on her own site earlier this year.
We hope that all of you will make the move with us! Beginning today, you can find our all of our new content at www.scienceblogs.com/obesitypanacea.
Travis Saunders & Peter Janiszewski
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