Introducing the Vaccine Central
Skepdude has decided to specialize! During a recent Twitter debate with various skeptics about the scope of skepticism, many mentioned that, while the scope can be very broad, it is best for people to specialize in a specific area or domain. I agree. That is why I decided to create a new blog, called Vaccine Central, which will be my focus from this point on. I decided that the best way for me to help folks, is to focus my time and energy on the vaccine issue. If you read the About page you’ll see why I decided to concentrate on this issue specifically. Many blogs and bloggers handle vaccine issues at all times, more notably Orac and SBM, but still finding the information one is looking for can be very arduous. My mission is to set up a blog that makes it as easy as possible, through clever use of categories, subcategories and tags, for parents to find the information they are looking for quickly. Thus, enter Vaccine Central, the new home of Skepdude. Skepfeeds will eventually be shut down, or just left inactive for I don’t want to give up the blog name just yet. You want it? Make me an offer!
No fear though, I intend to stay immersed in all things skeptical, and I intend to make Twitter my venue for all things of interest to my skeptical mind. So keep following me at twitter.com/Skepdude or search for @Skepdude, and also do go over to the new blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. However, Vaccine Central is my new home; that’s where you’ll find me on a day-to-day basis, sifting through the web finding all the good information I can find on any and all vaccine related questions/claims and presenting it in a concise, easy to digest manner to the reader. The entries will be coming out much slower than they used to at Skepfeeds, except for the News category which I suspect will be the most frequently updated one. The goal of quality of the information demands that time be taken to ensure no nonsense makes its way to the blog. However, eventually as the number of entries builds up, so will the value of the blog.
I am still debating the category structure. Once I have a clear layout of the main categories and subcategories it will be posted at Vaccine Central for people to comment. Your input will be crucial, to ensure that information becomes very easy to find and access. A good category/subcategory structure is essential; your help will be much appreciated.
Come along and support me in my quest; it’s not gonna be an easy one, but it could very well turn out to be a very important one.