Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Top 5 of things this blog is lacking

A comment by Russ on this post states that I ‘may have one of the coolest chemistry blogs around.’

A subjective opnion ofcourse but this comment is making my ego so big...

In order to get back to reality:

Top 5 of things this blog is lacking

1) Pictures from the lab

I am not allowed to take pictures at the lab. Stupid industry. Others are doing this, so you have to visit, for instance, Carbon-based Curiosities (What? Oh… You came here from this site… Otherwise you should go there).

2) Mechanisms
I like mechanisms, but many other blogs are doing this probably better then I would do. At Chemical Musings, for instance, you can find mechanisms occasionally. (What? Oh… the people that did not come here from Carbon-base Curiosities came from there…)

3) Comments
That is my own fault, I do not comment a lot on other blogs and you get what you deserve. I do not ask questions in my posts, so there is not much to comment anyway.

4) European readers
About 80% of the readers are from the USA. Not so weird since most of the chemistry blogs have their origins in the USA. European readers are mainly in the UK. (I hope the visits from Romania on the Elena Ceauşescu-post is not from some intelligence agency.)

5) Posts about my work
Like number 1, everything I do is confidential all the useless things (about 80%) as well. Yep... Stupid industry.

So, I may not have the coolest blog around (a subjective opnion as well).

7 comments:

Ψ*Ψ said...

Your blog is completely random and unpredictable. Plus, it has moonshine. Awesome!

Egon Willighagen said...

Hi ASE,

Despite your omissions, I like your blog!

what about adding using semantics as 6. todo? So that the molecules in your blog items show up on [1]? That might increase the impact of your blog a bit too :),and it would make me happy ;). At least it would make it more 'chemical'.

1.http://wiki.cubic.uni-koeln.de/cb/index.php

n said...

I'm a big fan of your blog too!

een of andere vent said...

I was not aware yet that this blog was added to Chemical Blogspace. Thanks Egon, I can that wel waarderen. :)

By the way, the unpredictabiltiy of this blog is probably a reflection of my personality.

Russ said...

Sure, mechanisms and lab photos are fun, and there are a bunch of other great blogs with those sorts of things.
But nobody else (that I’ve seen, anyway) is posting on things like:

- Article title analysis (how else would I have discovered that chemistry has become almost 100% more ‘efficient’ over the past 5 years, while remaining more or less as ‘versatile’ over the same period?)

- How to make moonshine (a pastime in which I also dabbled as an undergrad)

- Greatest bearded chemists (and other interesting historical trivia)

- LCMS analysis of the coffee from the office coffee maker

Those are some of the entries that prompted my comment. So keep up the good work, I say. And with or without mechanisms, photos, or discussions of your own top-secret work, I think people (around the world, even) should find it interesting, and hopefully leave a comment or two!

Cheers

een of andere vent said...

People may leave a comment or two, but this is your third comment Russ. You are too kind :) You actually have read the archives! Thanks again for your support. 'Article title analysis' and 'Bearded chemists' are my own favourite posts as well, by the way... Oh no... I see another top 5 list coming on some time.

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