From December 2007 until February 2010, Callan blogged at NOVA Geoblog. Using a Blogger platform, NOVA Geoblog was published via FTP to Callan’s Northern Virginia Community College website. In February of 2010, Blogger decided to stop supporting FTP publication, which meant that the old paradigm had to change.
At about the same time, NOVA Geoblog hit 1000 posts, an occasion which prompted some reflection on the nature of the blog. Fed with the perspectives of 88 surveyed readers, Callan decided to start a new blog, Mountain Beltway, for the geological content, using WordPress as the platform. (Blogger had several issues that had gotten to be a pain, and TypePad wanted lots of money.) While NOVA Geoblog had initially been intended for geology students at Northern Virginia Community College, it soon attained a readership that wrapped around the world. Mountain Beltway is aimed specifically at that global audience, while acknowledging the author’s home base of Washington, D.C.
A second blog, DC Geology Events, was launched to announce talks, field trips, museum openings, and other geologically-interesting events in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. If you’re in the National Capitol area and interested in learning more about geology, pop over there for the latest events.
NOVA Geoblog will be closed and left inert on the NOVA servers for the foreseeable future. Please visit its archives for old posts.
When this blog expresses opinions, those opinions are solely those of the author, and are not intended to be representative of Northern Virginia Community College, the Virginia Community College System, or the Commonwealth of Virginia.