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Four Years of Science Blogging and Communicating Science!

I almost completely forgot that exactly four years ago today, I launched my blog crystalsandcatalysts.com! 🎊
Four years ago! 

I've not been active on my blog lately, mainly because I'm working on my dissertation and my future career steps after my masters is finally overπŸ•πŸ˜­
Everything blog related is postponed till September, where I'll start blogging about what I've been working on in the past year (also dissertation tips) and things I wish I'd known before starting a masters degree. πŸŽ“

In the meantime I thought I'd share with you, my most read blog posts, the ones you really enjoyed!

Starting off with a series on scientists: Scientist of the week 5: Elsie Widdowson

A bit of psychology... Why do we remember bad memories easier than good ones?

A recent-ish, STS themed post, asking the question: Are we as science communicators, doing our job?

A badly phrased question, to a really important answer: Does the public trust clinical trials?

One for the people who s…

I've been blogging for 3 years!


My journey on this blog is now three years old! πŸŽ‰ It's been three years since I cut my route in academia and diverted it to science communication and I do not regret my decision one bit, because I'm enjoying every step of it and I'm doing what I love and it's brought me opportunities I wouldn't have experienced had I not started my blog.

I remember I was so anxious when I  published my first blog post, were people going to like it? Were they going to hate it? Would I get a mountain of hate all over my blog and social media? When actually the science community, particularly on Twitter and Instagram, has been so welcoming and supportive throughout the years.

What made me change my mind?

I've always had a passion for journalism - in any form - and if I wasn't very introverted when I was a teenager, I would have gone for a career in journalism and left science behind. In one of my internships, I interned in a research and marketing company who was responsible for publishing a fashion magazine and newspapers in several languages. I loved the whole publishing process and I wanted to be a part of it.

The thought of starting a blog had been rolling around in my mind all throughout the three years I spent at university and it grew when I was introduced to Chemistry World magazine. I knew I wanted to have an article published in a similar science magazine.

Who inspired me to stay in science?

My uncle, my mother's brother, who has been absolutely supportive of me, every step of the way and he is also a successful professor of Geology and Geophysics and I look up to him. <3
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I want to thank you all, again, for reading my blog... Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuuuuu!!!

Here's to many more years to come!

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