Exams loom ominously over us but everything’s okay because we got another award. Somehow.
Thanks Peahead (again)! I’m beginning to see a trend here. You get nominated for awards because your blog is fabulous and amazing, and we just happen to share some of your light. Although, our blog is very fabulous too if I don’t say so myself. Go and check out her blog here: -> click here for amazing blog <- Seriously, go.
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Attach the award to your post.
- Write a brief story / history of your blog.
- A take down of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers.
- Comment on their blogs to notify them of the nomination.
A Brief History of Our Blog
A long time ago (about 13.8 billion years) in a galax… univer… um… singularity far away, a pretty large explosion happened as the universe expanded out at vast speeds from a very dense state. Probably.
After this initial expansion, the universe began to cool substantially so that subatomic particles could form, and later simple atoms. Due to the force of gravity, the elements were brought closer together, forming giant clouds of the primordial elements. Over time, certain regions clumped together to form stars and galaxies. Our very own Sun was born around 4.6 billion years ago due to the collapse of one of these clouds, sparked by the shock wave of a nearby supernova.
Another 60 million years on from then, several bits of gas and dust clumped together from the remains of the Sun’s formation, packing itself tighter and tighter due to the force of gravity. This humble piece of rock was the Earth. Most of the Earth will have been molten, due to the extremely high pressures and constant bombardment by meteorites. This caused intense volcanic activity within the Earth, and gases were released from inside the Earth’s crust. Having been restrained onto the Earth’s surface by gravity, these greenhouse gases formed the primordial atmosphere. By this stage, the Earth had cooled significantly, but due to a lack of oxygen and no ozone layer to block ultraviolet light, no present life forms could exist. However, it is speculated that even at this hostile stage of the Earth’s development, basic life forms were growing in hydrothermal vents beneath the Earth’s surface, and these bacteria would have released oxygen into the atmosphere. It is believed that water was brought onto the Earth from extraterrestrial objects, namely asteroids and comets, later on in its development because any water on the early Earth would have vaporised instantly and drifted off into space. Finally, with the last piece of the primordial puzzle in place, complex living organisms could begin to take shape. About 400 million years ago, the first prehistoric fish crawled out of the water to begin the evolutionary lineage we sit atop today.
Fast forward a few million years and skip all the boring wars and revolutions, we arrive in the 21st century. Ah, what a familiar sight to behold. Ooh is that a car I see? Hey, look at that plane in the sky!
The year is 2016, the location is the United Kingdom. Two sixth formers decide to start a science blog because they think it’ll be fun. Name? The Nexus, of course. Reason? No idea.
Tips & Tricks
- Choose a simple, catchy name that everyone will understand and relate to, like The Nexus.
- Write posts with a consistent theme; eg. don’t write about Chemistry one week, Physics another, Maths on the third, then about an Award just because you’ve been nominated for it. Stick with your game plan.
- Try to post regularly, but mix it up a bit. Don’t post on the Mondays and Thursdays of every week because that’s boring and predictable. Everybody likes a surprise.
- Throw a bit of humour into your posts, but try not to make really bad puns. Good jokes will get a laugh and have viewers craving for more. Bad jokes will deter people. I tried to make a chemistry joke a few weeks ago. It didn’t get a reaction.
- My final and most important piece of advice to offer to you today is… don’t listen to anything I’ve just said. Be yourself and it will shine through your blog 🙂
I’d love to find out a bit more about your inspiration for writing your blogs and why you all have so much passion for writing. I hope you enjoyed reading my post and hopefully you will enjoy writing your own, although please do not feel obliged to.
P.S. Does anyone know any jokes about Sodium?