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One year as a ScienceBlogger…

One year ago today, Orac was assimilated–I mean welcomed–into the ScienceBlogs collective. it’s been a wild ride, a fantastic opportunity to reach more readers than I ever did on my old Blogspot blog. (My traffic has roughly doubled since I joined up.) I didn’t show up with the first crop of ScienceBloggers mainly because of my hesitation due to my concern about getting permission for “outside employment” from my University. Fortunately, I overcame that, and the rest is history.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my readers for reading and the Seed Media Group for liking what I was laying down enough to invite me to join. Here’s to another year of Orac’s brand of Respectful Insolence™.

One thing that occurs to me though. My banner seems, well, plain and not particularly attractive compared to those of many of my fellow ScienceBloggers. I’m considering a major redesign and am open to suggestions.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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