I hadn't perused Scientopia's categories until a brushfire broke out on Twitter regarding the absence of geoblogging there. So I looked. Sure enough, no geology.
That's just not right.
Look, I know biology and chemistry and physics are all shiny and exciting, but so is geology, damn it! One of the things that always annoyed me about ScienceBlogs was the dearth of geoblogging. That irritation looks set to carry over to Scientopia.
So I have just one message for them:
Want moar geology!
Networks and collectives that cover a wide range of science gives layfolk like me the chance to stumble across blogs we never otherwise would have known existed. Do you think I would have ever found Highly Allochthonous had it not been for their stint on ScienceBlogs? Highly doubtful! Especially considering I didn't visit them for a bit even there because I had no idea what "allochthonous" meant. But the beauty of a collective is that intriguing posts get splashed on the front page, and lightbulbs light up for ignorant idiots like me. For those of us wanting to find geobloggers but having no idea where to look for trustworthy ones, it gives us a key to the kingdom. For those of us who (gasp!) didn't actually like geology, it gives us a chance to fall in love with a totally awesome branch of science.
So, Scientopia: go forth and dig up some geologists!
*Update: Scientopia's already been taken to the woodshed, and it appears they're having trouble finding geobloggers. So, if you're a geologist: volunteer, damn it!