Monday, March 1, 2010

Aren't you forgetting something?

When I started this blog, I intended to write about (1) general lab life, (2) my experiences at different stages of my career and (3) microbiology. I tend to write the most about general lab life, although admittedly, this area needs improvement. I'm only on my second career stage, but I do try and post about things that I think are relevant. Again, I can certainly do a better job. However, the category that is most commonly overlooked is microbiology, which is a shame since the title of this blog contains the word Microbiologist. Sometimes I feel as if the word itself is taunting me, reminding me of my failure to post on the topic.
So, I've decided to implement "Microbe Monday" where I will post about something microbiology related on, yep, you guessed it, Mondays. I can't promise I will post every single Monday, but I am going to try and post on a regular basis. My ideas about this new feature are pretty vague. I know I don't want the posts to sound like lectures or something you would find on a Microbiology 101 website. However, I don't want them to be so specific that only a microbiologist would be interested or able to read them. I plan on starting next week, so I better at least have an idea about what I want to write by then.


chall said...

woho!! Microbes!!!

Great fun! I am looking forward to it already :)

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Cool idea!

LabMom said...

Well I personally love those giant microbes, so I am looking forward to it!

quietandsmalladventures said...

outstanding!! maybe cover techniques to answer certain microbe related questions as well? as a 3rd yr grad student i'd LOVE to see "tips and tricks" for optimizing certain techniques :)

microbiologist xx said...

Wow! I am so glad that I posted about this. I really thought people might think it was going to be a snoozefest. Now I am really excited and more even more motivated. Thanks everyone. :)

I hadn't considered covering techniques, but I certainly wouldn't be apposed to it. It would give me an even larger range of topics to choose. I've certainly learned a few tricks over the years.

Lab Mom - I agree, giant microbes are totally freaking cool.