New: Mailing List!

Hi everyone,

So…I didn’t manage to get posts out this week. Sorry about that. I’m working up to 9 posts a week by August 1st, and according to my calendar, I am on track. I promise, you’ll get plenty of posts next week.

Wait a second…what was that about 9 posts a week?

My goal is to publish 9 posts a week for the next 5 years, starting by August 1st this year.

Many of you may prefer to follow me through the WordPress reader. If you’re alright getting 9 notifications from me in your feed every week, then we don’t have a problem. But if that’s too frequent for you, or if you’re subscribed to this blog via email…I have a second option for you.

I have a mailing list now!

If you join the mailing list, rather than follow me via the WordPress reader, you’ll get one email from me a week, containing excerpts and links to the previous week’s posts. Just pop your email in the “Follow Blog via Email” form in the sidebar and hit “Follow.”

Right now, it doesn’t really matter if you follow me via WordPress or the mailing list. But as a side project, I’m building up a website that’s identical to this blog in every way that matters to you…except it’ll be self-hosted.

When I make the switch sometime in the near future, you won’t be able to follow me via WordPress anymore, but the mailing list will remain.

Don’t worry about that yet. It’s a long way off. But if you’re debating about whether to follow me via WordPress or via the mailing list, I would go for the mailing list. It’s the more dependable option.

Anyway, I look forward to sending out my next science post on Monday! (And there’s plenty more to come after that!)


General Update: Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

Do you think you recognize this blog, but the title and url are wrong? Are you wondering how you’re following it, when you don’t remember ever hitting the follow button?

That’s probably because this is the blog once known as “Far Beyond the Stars” at the now-inactive url: And I was once known as Perse Show, though now I go by my real name, Emma.

Now you’re probably wondering why I threw you all for a loop by changing web addresses, blog names, usernames, and basically everything else that identifies me, while still holding onto the same location of the web.

Don’t worry. I’m about to explain all that, and also how the aim and focus of this blog has changed and could change in the future. (Not much is different, just the way it connects to my life!)
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