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The Sciences

Neuroskeptic Has Arrived!

Neuroskeptic iconNeuroskepticBy NeuroskepticFebruary 14, 2013 10:40 PM

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So, here we are! After four years, Neuroskeptic is no longer an indie blog. I'm very excited to be here at Discover. However, my intention is that not much will change in terms of the content. It will be as good, and as bad, as ever. I want to be as transparent as possible though so here's the deal: I am now being paid to write this blog. I get a fixed sum per month and I have to bring in a certain number of pageviews per month in order to meet the terms of the contract. Then I get a bonus based on all pageviews over that minimum. I really don't want this to affect the blog in any way. The old blog was getting more hits than the baseline, so I don't need to change anything to stay in business. Of course, I do have a cash incentive to get more hits. But my motivation for blogging has always been an old-fashioned combination of passion, ambition, and a neurotic desire for acclaim, so I've always wanted more hits. Still, we all know money is the root of all evil, so it pays to be vigilant. If you think I'm degenerating into linkbait, or other such nonsense, please let me know. I don't plan to. A few other points:

  • The old blog is still there, but please don't use it (and especially don't link to it). All of the old posts have been moved over here.

  • There are sure to be some bugs on the new setup so if you spot any please let me know e.g in a comment. I'm already aware about the lack of an RSS feed, there will be one soon.

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