We were asked recently by our ScienceBlogs hosts:
Is there a ‘typical ScienceBlogs reader’? Who are these people? Why do they read Sb? What do they get out of it?
From my comments, e-mails, and traffic patterns, most of you have advanced degrees and are reading from universities, drug companies, US federal agencies (including the military), and some newspapers and scientific publishers. While mostly American, a good many of you are from Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Your age ranges from the early 20s to the early 60s. Many of you are practicing scientists, physicians, or other allied health professionals. A lot of you write your own blogs. But a good chunk of you are regular consumers of health care from a multitude of backgrounds who have questions about drugs, dietary supplements, and the truth behind marketing claims for these products.
Why do you read Terra Sig? My guess is that most of you read here (and other sci/med blogs) because you get more in-depth information on science topics than you do from most “conventional” media outlets. Others are just looking for recreational drug information.
Am I right, or am I wrong?