Five years ago, a few graduate students in the biology department and I decided that we wanted to become better science writers, professionally and publicly. Around the same time, the three of us also happened to co-found a campus group called The Kent State Freethinkers to provide a social and educational outlet for skeptics and atheists (Dan Sprockett deserves the most credit). Within a week, I launched “Dormivigilia,” my husband launched “Montegraphia,” and Dan Sprockett released “Molecular Fossils.”

857 blog posts later and five years of being the representative neuroendocrine and homeostatic blog of the Society for Neuroscience, Dormivigilia is still ticking. I’m amused (and appalled) at the writing, content, and layout of my former posts, but I guess that means I’ve improved on all three fronts.

I would like to thank all of my readers–whether you have been with me since February of 2009 or just started browsing through my posts on a regular basis. Also, feel free to let me know how I can further improve the blogging experience for you. I am open to any request.

Cheers, y’all!

The blog post that began it all