The State of Eruptions

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By Erik Klemetti
Nov 13, 2013 9:38 PMNov 20, 2019 3:55 AM


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The October 26, 2013 eruption of Etna. Image: gnuckx / Flickr. So, my schedule has been ridiculous lately, thanks to meetings and the mid-semester rush, along with a glut of manuscripts that I need to finish. This partially explains the lower volume of posts as of late. I've also been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with Eruptions these days. I have noticed a shift in my posts over time from short blurbs and reports to much longer and involved articles. Now, that is because delving deeply is exciting, but man, it is time consuming. Of course, what I really don't know is what people are seeking from the blog -- is quick, short and timely reports on volcanic activity the goal (although there are a number of good blogs and websites that tackle this) or are the longer looks at research and process more interesting to you, the reader? I've had a rotating cast of special posts -- Mystery Volcano Photo, Eruptions Word of the Day, Volcano Profiles, Researcher Q&A -- but what do you want to see in this space? A return to some of these special posts? More brief reports that get the action now? Fewer posts with more detail? How can we keep this space exciting to you without driving me to an early retirement (not in the lottery-winning sense). Leave me some comments with your thoughts on where I should go from here. If you want things like Mystery Volcano Photo, Eruptions Word of the Day or Volcano Profile to return, tell me some suggestions or email me some good photos you've taken of volcanoes to use as an MVP (eruptionsblog at gmail). I want this space to be someplace that is interesting to you, to me, to anyone who wanders in. Let me know what you think!

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