One year ago today, I started The Microbial Menagerie. I wanted to get practice writing and what better way to do that than to write about my scientific passion, microbiology. The blog started off with some of my favorite topics in microbiology: food and the microbiome. I explored a (mostly) invisible world that covers just about every surface on Earth. Honeybees, clouds, trees, ice, and even the subway are all impacted by microbes. Microbiologists are finding out each day that microbes have a greater influence than we previously thought.
I also saw a need not only share the diversity of microbiology as a field, but to also showcase the people behind the science. I started the “Meet a Microbiologist” column and sought the help of my fellow microbiologists. The response from the microbiologists was astounding! So many microbiologists (current researchers or otherwise) wanted to share stories about their science and lives. If you are a microbiologist and want to share your path to microbiology and your work, please contact me using the Google form at the bottom of the link.
After the first year of The Microbial Menagerie, I have realized that blogging is quite fun and that perhaps I am getting better at writing simply. Like a good cheese or wine, here’s to The Microbial Menagerie getting better with age!
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