In a few days we will announce an exciting new blog project that I think will knock your socks off. I hope you’ll join us there (the details will be revealed next week) but today I want to talk about what has been.
It’s been six years since Skepticblog was born, originally in support of the pilot for a never-produced television series. Over the years, the blog grew considerably in scope and value, becoming one of the most prominent voices for skepticism on the net. It has been a soapbox, a classroom, a platform for debate. Most important, it has been a meeting place. “This blog does not belong to any one person or group—it is a blog of the skeptical community,” said Steven Novella in his first post in 2008.
It’s been my own great pleasure to contribute to this shared site since 2009. When I joined the crew, I was the ongoing Editor of Junior Skeptic, but in many ways I was a beginner. I had never blogged, never tweeted, never published a book. Skepticblog has been an exciting, vibrant place for me to learn more about my craft. I will always be fond of it, and grateful to Michael Shermer and the other bloggers here for welcoming me and allowing me to take part in this wonderful shared experience.
On behalf of all those bloggers, I would especially like to thank all of you for reading over these past six years of the existence of this blog. Our readers have challenged and rewarded us, and given Skepticblog its energy. Thank you all, very much. Truly.