Why the Natural Product Forum now is a blog

Some months ago I had the idea to establish an internet forum, or bulletin board, for natural product scientists. I had much fun setting up, designing and tweaking the board. I even made some advertisement for it, but in the end it turned out that few people registered, and even fewer (none, in fact 😉 ) started discussions or commented on the topics I had started.

Some weeks ago I wanted to add some further discussion threads, but I realized that they would also remain uncommented. And then I thought, well if I only post my thoughts in the forum, it is less a forum than an aggregation of posts from me – why not start doing this in the right way, and start a blog? And why focus on Natural Products only, as the forum had forced me to? In a blog, I am a little bit more flexible with what I want to say…

So here it is – I abandoned the forum, and now start to blog, where feedback from you, the reader, is not as neccessary. Which of course does not mean that your comments are not welcome – please comment below the posts whenever you want to ask or add something!

I have decided to retain the domain name naturalproductforum.org although this is not a true forum anymore – I got used to the identity as @NatProdForum on Twitter, and I think that also a blog is a kind of forum, because from the comments still discussions can evolve…

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