Today marks the 1-year anniversary of my first Behind the scenes blog for the Museum. Hooray!
Over the past 12 months I have rooted around in the collections, archives and minds of the Museum and its staff, and pulled out and highlighted the items and the stories I have found most interesting. Throughout, I have endeavoured to bring to light the most curious, unusual and unexpected aspects of the work that goes on inside these walls.
To that end, my blog topics have covered everything from cursed crystals and magic minerals, to mermaids, fairies and the Loch Ness monster, plus analogies, anomalies, beer, and buff men. Quite an eclectic lot, I'm sure you'll agree.
Who would have thought that our great institution of science and history could yield such topics?!
That is, of course, the premise which has driven my blogging this past year, and will continue to inspire my posts in the future.
365 days of Museum blogging, in numbers:
- Posts: 34
- Total words: 22,436
- Total blog page views: 45,606
- Most popular post: The Rossendale Fairies - a scientific tale of small proportions - 12,998 views
- Post that generated the most chatter: 100 passenger pigeons facts on the 100th anniversary of its extinction
- Proudest moment: Adding a specimen to our collections - A book on the evolution of the book on evolution
Here's to many more posts, specimens and stories. Cheers.