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Geoscientist Online takes a look at the geoblogosphere 3 May 2010

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Geoscientist is the admirable monthly magazine for the Fellows of the Geological Society of London, and it is available free at Geoscientist Online.

There’s an interesting article by Michael Welland in the current (May 2010) issue of Geoscientist Online which takes a look at the geoblogosphere. It’s always illuminating when someone takes a step back and takes in a wider perspective on the world of geoblogs, and Michael has some interesting observations on the state of the geoblogosphere and particularly what it has to offer practising geoscientists, and raises the issue of the relative under-representation of UK-based geoblogs in the current geoblogosphere (he also lists a number of British geoblogs, including, I’m pleased to say, this one).

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Callan Bentley now blogs at Mountain Beltway 15 February 2010

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A change in the geoblogging landscape! Callan Bentley of Northern Virginia Community College, who has been providing excellent geological blogging at NOVA Geoblog since 2007, has moved and can now be found at his new home, Mountain Beltway. (And for D.C. locals interested in geological events and happenings in the U.S. capital and surrounding region he now has another blog, DC Geology Events.)

Callan Bentley now blogs at Mountain Beltway

Back in January 2008 I called NOVA Geoblog ‘one of the best geoscience blogs around’, and it’s long been one of my favourite parts of the geoblogosphere. I’m sure Mountain Beltway will continue the tradition, and I wish Callan well at his new virtual address.

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Pay a visit to The Reef Tank… 21 December 2009

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… for an interview with me! But there are lots of other reasons to go there as well, The Reef Tank is a great and thriving site. Thanks to Ava of The Reef Tank for setting up the interview.

Other Reef Tank interviews of geological interest: Volcanista, Suvrat Kher (‘Reporting on a Revolution’), Mathias Koester (‘The Lost Geologist’), Erik Klemetti (‘Eruptions’), Brian (‘Clastic Detritus’).

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Recent volcanism and deep time, at Geotripper 30 August 2009

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Geotripper, written by California geology teacher Garry Hayes, is a first-class geology blog that brims over with information, enthusiasm and great imagery.

‘Time almost not beyond imagining: recent volcanism on the Colorado Plateau and deep time’ is the latest in a series of Geotripper posts devoted to the geological history of the Colorado Plateau. The article looks at the eruption 1.15 million years ago that produced the Valles Caldera in New Mexico, and, taking as a starting point the thousand-year-old ruined settlement in the caldera that is now the Bandelier National Monument, reflects on geological and human scales of time:

But 1.15 million years? Even though we have actually covered 2 billion years in this series on the Colorado Plateau, I sometimes find even a million years difficult to comprehend. One million. One thousand thousand. The entire history of Bandelier’s village, from construction to abandonment to tourist destination could be repeated 1,000 times to reach the time when the volcano exploded.

An excellent piece of writing. As ever, thinking about these things leaves one somewhat giddy: but that’s geology for you.

Time almost not beyond imagining: recent volcanism on the Colorado Plateau and deep time – Geotripper, 29 August 2009

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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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New geoblogosphere aggregator 26 November 2008

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Building on the geoberg.de list of geoblogs, the folks at the Stratigraphy.net internals blog have put together a new geoblogosphere aggregator. They plan to do something very clever and chronostratigraphic with it in due course. In the meantime it’s a very useful survey of the geoblogosphere, so I’ve added it to the ‘Geoblogs’ section of the link list on the right.

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