• Happy Blog Birthday to Me!

    One year ago today, I published my very first post here on the Skeptic Ink Network. In the past 365 days, I’ve published 92 posts and had some 50,000 views of said posts. That’s damn near two posts a week and over 4,000 views a month, which makes me feel pretty good, since I’ve never done this type of writing before.

    My most popular posts have been those related directly to my field, psychology broadly and clinical psychology in particular. From my review of a Christian psychology textbook to my series on pseudoscience in personality & psychopathology assessment to a series on the relationship between intelligence and religion and a discussion on secular therapy options, y’all apparently like me talking about psychology. I’ve covered other things, of course, from dinosaurs to neurons, Satanism to Dr Oz, and even the occasional book or movie review.

    It’s been a very exciting year, skeptically speaking. I was able to speak at the Skeptics of Oz conference, got invited to The Amazing Meeting to put on a workshop, and have very exciting projects coming down the pipeline with both the James Randi Educational Foundation and the Center for Inquiry. This is in addition to publishing a couple of books with fellow SINner Johno Pearce, who is a fantastic fellow.

    So, where do I go from here? Well, there are some exciting things planned for the next year. This blog will actually be taken over a bit by people who are not me during the next few months, as students from my Science vs. Pseudoscience and Psychopathology courses will be publishing numerous skeptical and psychological posts as part of their class assignments. I’ll also be reporting a bit more on skepticism-related research I’ve been working on, as well as announcing some very cool collaborations on other projects. And, of course, I’ll still be snarkily reporting on bullshit and nonsense in the field of psychology, reviewing books, and generally making a nuisance of myself to the non-reality-based community.

    I would love to hear back from you all a bit on this as well – what do YOU want to see? Any issues you would like my take on? Broad or narrow topics you’ve not seen covered but have questions about? So, whatcha whatcha whatcha want? (whatcha want?)

    Category: Personal

    Article by: Caleb Lack

    Caleb Lack is the author of "Great Plains Skeptic" on SIN, as well as a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. His website contains many more exciting details, visit it at www.caleblack.com