Ya Like Dags? Turns One!

I managed to completely miss a milestone passed by this very blog yesterday.  Ya Like Dags? your #1 source for small shark action (I make no claim to the actual accuracy of that statement), is now officially one year old.  If this blog were a real spiny dogfish, it would only need 11 more years to reach maturity.

A lot has happened in one year.  This blog initially started as a humble way of getting some outreach for my research, and as a way for me to document my field work.  I then moved on to posting pictures of interesting things found in dogfish vomit (also known as “my thesis”) and recapping my public appearances spreading the good word about dogfish puke.  Along the way I also joined Research Blogging, was taken in by the good folks at the Southern Fried Science Network, and even managed to add my two cents to a conservation debate.  All while meeting awesome people, being able to at least act like the scientist I’ve always wanted to be, and writing about stuff the genuinely interests me.

But enough back-patting.  It’s time to move on into the future (after all, you’ve never seen a dogfish swim backwards, have you?).  Thanks to everyone who’s been reading, commenting, linking, or otherwise providing some means of support, and I hope Ya Like Dags? will continue to deserve that support.  It’s estimated that an Atlantic spiny dogfish can live up to 40 years.  Let’s see if we can make it at least a quarter that long.

6 comments

  1. WhySharksMatter · January 26, 2011

    Congrats!

  2. Michael Bok · January 26, 2011

    Congrats! For some reason it seems funny to realize that there are some blogs younger than mine.

    Here’s to another year!

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