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The Volcanism Blog on Twitter 16 October 2009

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This was not an easy decision, but I’ve finally decided to start a Twitter account for The Volcanism Blog and begin twitting entwitments. Any advice on how to get the best out of the thing gratefully received: I’m feeling my way with it, to be honest.

http://twitter.com/volcanismblog

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Happy first birthday to Eruptions 1 May 2009

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Eruptions - one year old today!

Dr Erik Klemetti’s flourishing Eruptions blog is one year old today! In that year, Eruptions has become an essential resource for everyone interested in volcanoes and what they are up to. By way of a blogiversary tribute, here’s my choice of five great Eruptions posts:

Happy Birthday to Eruptions, and congratulations to Erik on a year of well-deserved blogging success.

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Dr Erik Klemetti’s Eruptions blog is now at ScienceBlogs 13 March 2009

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The Lords of the ScienceBlogs Universe have obviously been paying attention to the movers and shakers in the world of geoblogging. Not long ago Kim at All of My Faults Are Stress Related made the move to ScienceBlogs, and today comes the news that Dr Erik Klemetti of the excellent Eruptions blog is following suit.

It’s great to see that ScienceBlogs is not only expanding its geology content (that has to be good news – far too many biology/biomedical types running amok over there), but has taken volcanoes to its heart. It’s a recognition not only of the quality of Erik’s blogging, but the fascination and importance of the subject he blogs about.

The new home of Eruptions is at http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/.

UPDATE, 20 March 2009: Erik has migrated the archives of the old Eruptions blog over to ScienceBlogs. This seems to mean that some – not all – of the links to old Eruptions posts no longer work. There are a lot of links to Eruptions posts in this blog. I’m sorry if some of them are now broken, but it’s beyond my control.

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‘All of My Faults Are Stress Related’ makes the move to ScienceBlogs 4 March 2009

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‘All of My Faults Are Stress Related’, Kim Hannula’s excellent geoblog, has made the move to ScienceBlogs. Kim, they are lucky to have you.

(The old version of Kim’s blog can be found here.)

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The Volcanism Blog on Regator 4 February 2009

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This is a bit slow of me, but I’ve only just become aware that The Volcanism Blog is included in Regator, a superior hand-crafted blog aggregator. It’s one of the twenty blogs that make up the ‘geology’ channel, including such first-rate places as Magma Cum Laude, NOVA Geoblog, Eruptions, Highly Allocthonous and Olelog, and was added on 11 December 2008. The Volcanism Blog’s Regator profile is here.

To be included in Regator a blog has to be regularly updated, on-topic, well written (‘good grammar is good for you’ – three cheers to Regator for that), have an RSS feed, have original content, not be spammy, and be ‘awesome’ (their word). Well, I take it very kindly that this blog has not been found wanting in these respects, and furthermore is believed to be awesome. Thanks.

Find out what Regator is all about here.

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A new geoblog list 8 January 2009

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A new list of the ‘100 Best Blogs for Earth Science Scholars’ was published a little while ago at this site. The Volcanism Blog is in the list, which is much appreciated.

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Two blogging birthdays 25 December 2008

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Many happy returns to two of the very best geoblogs around, Callan’s NOVA Geoblog and Jessica’s Magma Cum Laude, both of which have just marked their first anniversary. Hearty congratulations, and long may you both thrive!

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The Volcanism Blog at Science News 16 December 2008

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The Volcanism Blog was featured yesterday in a nice article at Science News along with a number of other recommended science blogs. It’s always nice to be noticed. A big thank you to writer Janet Raloff and to Science News for highlighting this blog.

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The Volcanism Blog – one year old today 5 December 2008

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The Volcanism Blog is one year old today.

The Volcanism Blog is one year old today. Since 5 December 2007 we have published 502 posts (including this one) and accumulated more than 195,000 unique visits.

Thanks to all who have visited, read, commented, linked, and contributed information and images over the last year, and to those who have kept in touch, offered criticism and advice, said encouraging and nice things, and otherwise been supportive.

Onward and upward, into another year’s volcanic blogging.

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The geoblogosphere at geoberg.de (updated) 30 September 2008

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As noted here on 26 September, the German geology site geoberg.de has published a categorized list of geoblogs that is about as comprehensive as any such list could be. The list was initially available only in German, but Lutz at geoberg.de has gone to the trouble of translating it into English – many thanks to him!

The list is constantly being updated and revised (currently standing at 101 blogs), and you can leave suggestions for further additions and revisions via the comments facility on both English and German lists. The links to both versions of the list are as follows:

This list, which was initially published on 27 August 2008, is now spreading across the Anglophone geoblogosphere, which is great. Credit where credit is due, however: Kevin Nelstead at The GeoChristian posted about the geoberg.de list back on 11 September (which is where I heard about it).

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