My nefarious plan

My nefarious plan

My nefarious plan

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March 23 2009 2:37 PM

My nefarious plan

I have a secret. And it really is one I can't share just now. I promised someone.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

You may speculate all you want in the comments, and I won't confirm or deny anything until the time is right, and I can reveal all. It's not Earth-shattering or anything, but if things work out the right way, it'll be a whole lot of fun.

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Until then, for reasons I can't explain just yet, I need some help. It's totally self-serving, and I make neither apologies nor excuses for it.

Basically, I'd like for you, me droogs, to spread the word about my blog. I don't want anything artificial, like people clicking my posts lots of times just to rack up traffic -- that won't help, and may hurt, so seriously, please don't. I want this to be at least somewhat organic, though with a kick start. If you like something I've written, tell a friend. Email someone with a link to a post here that you liked. You can help promote it via social networks like Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon (use the buttons at the top of each post; you may need to register with those sites which is free and actually worth your time, since there's lots more great content waiting for you there).

I also do a lot of chit-chatting and such on Twitter, so you can follow me there (I link to a lot of friends' stuff you might otherwise miss, too). I'm also on Facebook.

Like I said, this is self-serving, but the end result should be fun. And if it pans out -- well truly, even if it doesn't, but I hope it does -- I'll reveal everything, in probably more detail than you'll want. That's a promise to you.