The important thing is not to stop questioning” Albert Einstein
This post is in response to one of our main supporters! The awesome Aquileana who wanted to get to know more about our blogging and we were happy to respond.
1)How did you get into blogging?
I had a little column in the local paper, and I had written a science article that had been well received, after all we are the #MarsGeneration. My little sister, who was engrossed in a science book, asked “Hey, what if we did a science blog? More people would read it than in the paper!”. She was right because people liked the blog articles and writing about science was much more fun. It also appealed to a much larger audience. My little sister has always been a source of new ideas. Blogging encourages us to commit. The blog is doing well and we’re all so proud!
2)Which advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?
Have fun! Don’t think of it as a job. This a way to express your thoughts and have fun. Your level of commitment, though, should depend on what you want from your blog. If it’s just a scrapbook, diary, or hobby of sorts, be as erratic as you want. If you care how many people read it, try a little harder and look at what people want from writers. Add your own little twist and personality. Be funny, but don’t try too hard! Take it from me…it does work.
I also want to add that if someone comments on your blog make the effort to comment on theirs. This will help you in your writing and will build a more loyal audience.
3)Do you have a plan for your blog?
Enlarging it so classrooms can use it as a different way to teach science. We might bring in some guest writers now and then to get a fresh perspective on the scientific world and more use of videos. Otherwise, nothing in our plan is specific, we’re just going to enjoy the process.
4)What do you think about rankings?
We only just learned about it. I’m not entirely sure what they are, to be completely honest. I’m simply a writer and my sister could care less about rankings while she is gazing at the stars or hunting for bugs. We don’t need rankings to learn and share. Now that we have lifted anchor and sailed out into the Blogosphere, we’re continuing to explore. I’m sure we’ll spend some time looking into it eventually but for now it is the fun of learning and blogging that interests us.
It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!