There was a big shake-up announced on the Scientific American blog network today.
Here are some details I can share.
-Half of the blogs are being let go or leaving the network
-New guidelines for bloggers have been introduced: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/scientific-american-blog-network-guidelines/
bloggers are seeing an increase in pay
-Remaining bloggers are receiving more editorial assistance if we ask
-Departing bloggers own their posts, (they can re-post them) and they will be archived on the SciAm site
It's a big change, and I was surprised and disappointed that some specific blogs are leaving.
If you follow Symbiartic by myself, Katie McKissick and Kapi Monoyios, the good news is we are staying
. The SciArt world still has a home on the network and they are keeping all of us: the fine artist, the scientific illustrator and the cartoonist. We've been talking about some changes and experiments we'd like to do on Symbiartic, and we should have post up within the next couple of days talking some more about the future. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/
If anyone has any questions about this big re-shaping of the network, feel free to ask me here, on twitter or in an email. Just remember I don't speak for the network and don't have all the answers.
Excited for the future.