Happy Birthday to us!

Today marks the 2nd birthday of the Solar Sea Slug Blog.  It started as a place to curate information about Elysia, and to track the progress of our modest project.  Since then, it has taken on a life of its own, and morphed into a place to curate information about Elysia, and to track the progress of our modest project.  My how we have grown!

I suppose the concept of this site as a journal of my work with Elysia (a “web log,” so to speak) is rather old-school in this age of tweets and Instragram.  Fortunately, I am at a place in life where I can play the geezer card, using the excuse that I simply don’t have the mental bandwidth to generate content at that rate.  Despite all the nice messages that people send me to help improve my SEO, I actually worry more about getting too much traffic than too little.  To paraphrase Tim Curry, “going viral would be too much responsibility for me.”

The list of possible tweaks and improvements gets longer, not shorter, and the site will continue to improve incrementally.  There are things I would like to simplify, such as how to leave a comment, or the process of updating reference lists.  Then there is the slow work of fleshing out the species pages.  It would be great to host the subset of articles that are open-access as well.  Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Romulus didn’t have a full time job or dogs to walk, so we’ll have to be patient.

Thank you, dear reader, for checking in from time to time.  Although it is unlikely you will find links to cat videos (but never say never), I hope you will stop by to find out more about amazing and abundant little molluscs, their biology, and the people who are working to understand them.

One Comment

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    susan August 28, 2016

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your blog indeed! We share a bday 🙂
    We got something else in common – I like “old style” blogs. Much better read, slugs don’t do social media (pretty please).

    BTW, my E. diomedea are big, fat, and totally ignore the Codium I finally obtained for them.

    Last not least, and not Elysia related, but a word pun – Britisch pub chain “slug and lettuce” no kidding!

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