Behavioural Science Blog development
I started this blog about two years ago, on September 27th, 2009 with the article Why Evolutionary Psychology is a Valid Approach for Studying Human Behaviour. Since then the blog has grown to 45 postings, which are mostly text-based (and relatively long). The stats show 14,241 hits in total, and if I look at the stats there seem to be about 40 visitors per day now (however there are quite huge fluctuations). Ever since I have reached (within a few month) Page Rank 4 I have been hanging around at 2nd position in Google for the search term “Behavioural Science”. To my big surprise I managed to beat the Journal of Behavioural Science, Master of Behavioural Science, you name it – I outrank it. Only Wikipedia will be 1rst winner forever (I guess).
A few month ago the requests for guest posts started rolling in. I now get one or two offers a week and they have mostly been disappointing. It has been a lot of fun observing what people would like me to post in order to get a link back to “their” site (which is mostly full of boring affiliate links). The one I liked the most was starting with “Behavioural Psychoanalysis is the Science of…” – I did not read on. My girlfriend had to sooth my pain after I fell of the chair laughing. Marvellous!
However there have also been very interesting discussions with people I admire. Tom, Andrew, Henrik,the people from the Linked-in group, facebook, twitter (just to name a few) – thank you for your input and your motivation. It has been a joy to publish your ideas.
I am still looking for good ideas and interesting networks. If you come across one, please post a link or write me an email. My plan for the future is to recruit more Behavioural-Science-Geeks like me. It would be awesome if we could have a broader perspective on this blog. Just to inspire you: My text were not all thought through very well – it does not have to be 100% prefect. I know that scientists have some obsessive-compulsive thing going on that they only want the world to see articles that are ready to be published. Forget it – the new times ask for new behaviour. You need to open-source and share your ideas if you want ot be successful in Science 2.0.
I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed to the success of the blog, by reading, commenting, writing or just by suggesting a topic. If you like what you read – get involved – leave a comment – introduce yourself!
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