First up, Carmen Drahl - intrepid Chemical and Engineering News reporter - announced she was stepping down:
Folks- I'm leaving @cenmag 1/2/15, to travel and explore. I can't thank you enough for making this gig an adventure. 1/3
— Carmen Drahl (@carmendrahl) December 9, 2014
Just a few hours later, Paul Docherty of Totally Synthetic, arguably the blog that gave rise to post-peer-review in synthetic chemistry, called it quits to focus on a burgeoning informatics career.
I'd like to wish both Carmen and Paul a teary, heartfelt good-bye. After all, they both got me into blogging; see my Haystack and TotSyn guest posts. Moreover, they built the bridge from the Tenderbutton / In the Pipeline / The Chem Blog era into the rich and diverse bloggy landscape we enjoy today (see just a fraction of them, in my blogroll, at right).
Best wishes to both Carmen and Paul as they ride into the Internet sunset.
|It's a road, off in the distance. Like a metaphor, or something.|
*But not for me. Sorry, chemblogosphere, you're stuck with the pup for yet another year.