Blogs and carnivals

A few blog-related news items that I have been accumulating to put into one post.

First, I and the Bird edition #91 has just been posted over at From the Faraway, Nearby. TR has done a great job with this compilation, creating a travel-themed issue full of interesting links. Lots of interesting reading and new blogs to be discovered, so head over to check it out!

I’ll be hosting edition #92. I would love to have some contributions from some of my readers and folks who haven’t participated before. The only criterion is that the post must be bird-themed, and you’re only allowed to submit one post per blog – but the blog doesn’t necessarily need to be your own. Leave a comment here or email me at sanderling [at] symbiotic [dot] ca with your link if you’d like to participate.

Second, Festival of the Trees edition #31 has been up for about a week, at Rock Paper Lizard. Hugh is one of my must-read blogs every day, and he has written an enjoyable installment for this monthly carnival. Be sure to pop by to read all the great posts he’s brought together.

Finally, it seems that every year in mid-winter, sometime in January, I begin developing a mild case of cabin fever. I itch for the warm weather and the green foliage and the teeming life. Last year I began this blog in part as a way to scratch that itch. This year I hope to put it to productive use in sorting some of my photos, in particular my moths which are currently stagnating in a generic catch-all folder. However, I am also hoping to use some of this nervous energy to forward my writing career. Among other things, I’d like to flex my writing muscles a bit more. One of the common pieces of advice I often see given to aspiring writers it to write every day in a journal. I write a fair bit here, but I don’t spend a lot of time talking about non-nature things. I’ve had a second blog kicking around empty for a while so I’ve decided to put it to use as a place to write about whatever comes to mind. I won’t be writing to it as often as here, but will post to it two or three times a week, perhaps. If you’re interested, you can check it out at The Glade.

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3 responses to “Blogs and carnivals

  1. Did you give any thought to adding post from The Glade directly in you existing blog, but just giving them a unique label? The only reason I ask is that I remember myself setting up multiple blogs that were ultimately interrelated, and labels helped me combine them under one roof. Just an idea … love you blog by the way, it’s always a compelling read, and yes, I can relate to chore of organizing photos, that never ends. They just keep piling up … No winter here in Florida though, so cabin fever is reversed, for us it’s at the end of the summer if that makes sense.

  2. At the very least, you could sidebar The Glade in a textbox as “My other blog”, or put both it and your Flickr site together as “My other work/online thingies/stuff” (choose one) .
    I’ll have to go take a peek at The Glade. Btw, I got the Writer’s Market, and am working my way through the introductory. Still a bit nervous at the very idea of it all, but thanks for your encouragement — it means a lot to me!

  3. Thanks for the compliments, Robert. I did think about just using labels, but I’ve tried it before with other online blogs I’ve kept in the past, and I didn’t like the idea of people who were reading for one thing having to wade through posts on something they weren’t interested in. By keeping separate blogs I give folks the option of reading if they want, but it doesn’t clutter up the other stuff if they’re not interested.

    That’s an idea, Lavenderbay, I’ll probably end up doing that. I’m glad you ended up getting the book, I hope you are able to make something productive out of it!

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