Some of you who follow me on Twitter will by now have heard today’s news, which is the launch of my new blog. Having launched teleskopos only just over a year ago, my main blogging efforts are now migrating over to The H Word on the Guardian Science Blogs network.
The H Word: Higgitt & Heggie is a joint effort with Vanessa Heggie. Today we launched with an introductory post from me - History of Science: Putting the ‘H’ in The H Word - and a rant (her words!) from Vanessa on attitudes forward the history of sex testing at the Olympic games.
I will, of course, continue to blog over on the Longitude Project Blog, and I will cross-post. The question is where: here or teleskopos? And should I cross-post posts from The H Word – again, here or there? Like Thony in his recent open question on the future of The Giant’s Shoulders, I want to canvass views.
The main reasons for cross-posting would be to continue maintaining WG (or teleskopos) as a living community. This is partly for sentimental reasons, partly because I may have things to say that I don’t feel I want to share with the wider Guardian readership and, chiefly, because I feel there is nice community here (and on teleskopos) that comments intelligently. Are there people here, with sensible and interesting things to say, who would rather have a discussion here than on the Guardian site?