2011-08-30 19:12:12AGW Observer needs help
Ari Jokimäki

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192.100.112.211

After running my blog for couple of years I have driven it and myself to a state where I no longer have enough time to polish my existing paperlists and create new ones. I also have another popular resource in informing people about latest research papers to which I don't have as much time as I would like to. So, it seems that I need helping hands. I have thought about getting a partner or two for running the site. I ask those who are interested to contact me by the AGW Observer e-mail address. Act quick before John realizes that I'm trying to hijack his resources and deletes this announcement. ;)

I'm looking to keep my old lists in good shape (adding latest papers, etc) and create lot of new ones - possibly in support to blog posts published in SkS. I would also like to expand the research from last week resource a bit - little more papers included and some other things perhaps. Person involved would have to be interested in digging up papers with Google Scholar and NASA ADS. Some amount of understanding of climate science also helps.

2011-08-30 20:25:34
Paul D

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How about doing it by crowd sourcing like John.

Then all you need to do is moderate it.

2011-08-30 21:08:16
Ari Jokimäki

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192.100.112.211

I don't think that helps much because finding papers is not the problem but the editing of the lists. I have a certain format for the lists but it still takes a few minutes per paper with all the copy/pasteing.

2011-08-30 21:13:38might be interested, but
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Otto Lehikoinen
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categories, we need categories... a great many a number of categories. Keywords of the articles of course help but many combine two disciplines, so some sort of systematic divisions of the subfield should be agreed on.

2011-08-30 22:19:12
Ari Jokimäki

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91.154.106.251

I'll add that you should do this only if this is something you really want to do and are interested in. If you hesitate, then you probably are not the one for this.

2011-08-31 02:01:30Out of curiousity...
John Hartz
John Hartz
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How much traffic do you get on your blog?

Approximately how many hours per week do you spend on your blog?

2011-08-31 03:06:07
Ari Jokimäki

arijmaki@yahoo...
91.154.101.242

I get about 200 visitors per day on average. I have about 85 people in Facebook and about 230 in Twitter following my postings. I know that these are not very big numbers but to me it feels that I have a reasonably large audience considering that I mainly just list scientific papers. I spend about 2-5 hours per week on it currently but I wish to increase it - all those people would deserve more contribution from me (and possible others working on it). It's just difficult to find the time. :)