01 March, 2007

My blog lives up to its name

Further update: Highly Allochthonous is now found at:


I am beginning to theorise that this is a cast iron example of nominative determinism.

When I started blogging, I had no real idea where it would lead. I didn’t know whether I would, or could, produce regular content; or whether anyone else would read it if I did. After a sluggish start, I found that the answer to the first question was yes. As for the second, the number of visitors to this site has been slowly but surely increasing, especially over the last few months; I could hardly claim to be setting the blogosphere alight, but I was reasonably content with progress.

But then, in a rather bewildering fortnight at the end of January, not only do I get the Naturejobs gig, but an e-mail arrives out of the blue from Scienceblogs, inviting me to the top table. And, as such, Highly Allochthonous is on the move; please click through to its shiny new home at http://scienceblogs.com/highlyallochthonous/.

To be honest, I’m still not sure whether I’ll be able to hack it with the big boys (I certainly won’t be able to match the prodigious output that some of them achieve), but it’s an exciting opportunity to get a wider audience. Of course, I’m hoping everyone who has already discovered me will drop in every so often, if only to brag that you read me “in the glory days, man, before he decided to play it safe and post nothing but pretty pictures!”