Geek Girl Blogger - Dr. Beth Snow

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Beth may not be as Internet-geeky as some of us, but she certainly is a geek, she is actively involved in plenty of social networks, and she does blog. So she made the cut for our series!

Name: Beth Snow
Screen Names: drbethsnow - or - Beth77
Beth_Snow Personal Blog:
Social Networks: Jaiku, Pownce, Facebook, Flickr, Friend Feed,,, MyBlogLog, Technorati, Twitter. I'm also a member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists:  and the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique.
Current Employment:  I run a research training program in gender & addictions and I teach nutritional sciences courses at the University of British Columbia; I also teach science to elementary school kids as a "Scientist in Residence".
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

What is your reason/motivation for blogging?

I mainly write things that I find entertaining and, somewhat surprisingly to me, others seem to find what I write entertaining as well.  So now my motivation is writing to entertain & build community, as well as because I just like to write.  Oh yes, and to win friends and influence people.

What is it that you find yourself blogging about, mostly the same stuff or does it vary?

As my blog is a personal blog, that topics that I write about vary in that I write about whatever happens to interest me at any given time.  But I do seem to have some themes, including hockey (I am Canadian, after all), science, occasionally politics, funny things I find on the Internet, rants, feminism, and shoes.

What style of blogging do you do, short and regular, or not so regular but long, other? And is your blogging just text or do you also use audio or video?

I blog regularly (about once a day), sometimes short, sometimes long.  My blog postings are predominantly text, but I occasional embed videos from Youtube, etc. I haven't yet ventured into the realm of videoblogging or audio, but I've thought about it.


How Beth became a Geek Girl Blogger:

I've been a geek as far back as I can remember; I've always enjoyed science and grew up knowing that I'd be a scientist.  I've also been a girl for as far back as I can remember ;-)  So how did I become a blogger?  Well, I started blogging as procrastination, but a form of procrastination that felt more productive than your run-of-the-mill procrastination, since, in the end,  I had a bunch of writing sitting up on the Internet when I blogged.  I was writing my doctoral dissertation at the time, but it was a lot more fun to blog than it was to work on that dissertation!   Eventually I somehow completed my doctorate, but by that time I was hooked on blogging!

Thanks for reading this weeks GGB survey……. if you are a Geek Girl Blogger, or know that you probably are one even if you don’t consider yourself to be one, and you’d like to be featured in our series, then please contact us and we’ll get back to you! We’re currently on the lookout for some new GGB’s so don’t hesitate if you’re interested. We’d love to feature you!


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who doesn't love to blog. I

who doesn't love to blog. I love to blog, you get to find out so much stuff and get to know others. Its great.