Since joining Scienceblogs about 8 months ago, I have been amazed and gratified by the readership, and particularly the commentariat. Although the opportunity to reach a larger audience was the major driver in taking this step, I have been finding that you all are even more vigorous discussants than I would have expected. Discussants with a diversity of excellent and informed viewpoints which I find provide me with much interesting information and valuable insight.
For that I thank you.
I've been mulling over a way to extend a more tangible appreciation and have come up with a way to do so. As of this moment, I'm running a highly informal Commenter Appreciation Contest. What this means is that whenever it strikes my fancy that a comment is particularly deserving (or a commenter particularly deserving for sustained excellence) I will issue a small token of appreciation from cafepress.
In case anyone wishes to fly our flag there will be some rudimentary schwag, but the gift certificate should be valid for any cafepress expenditures such as for A Blog Around the Clock or "blog" or your favorite political issue.
Updating List of Sb shops:
A Blog Around the Clock
Adventures in Ethics and Science
Deltoid (it IS Deltoid...but not from the Sb Deltoid)
Discovering Biology in a Digital World
Greg Laden's Blog
On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess