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Send me your questions ... and spreading the Eruptions word

April 8, 2009, 1:59 PM

Back in the ol' Wordpress days, I did try to have a Mailbag column here on Eruptions. I'd like to restart that here on ScienceBlogs, so if you have any volcano-related questions (or heck, any questions), please email them to me at ewklemett (at symbol) gmail (dot) com. After I get enough questions, I'll answer them in a weekly (biweekly? monthly?) column.

Also, if you're into this sort of thing, why not follow Eruptions via Facebook. Click on the link for "Networked Blogs" in the bottom left cover of this page.

While you're at it, if you like what you see here, recommend these articles on your website of choice: Digg, Technorati, Reddit, Slashdot, Twitter, whatever. The more people we have reading about volcanoes, reporting from afar and talking about the hazards/joys of volcanoes, the better.

Thanks to all the readers of Eruptions so far ... !


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