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A blog is born

July 20, 2007
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Hi, welcome to the 21st Century

Thanks, have I missed anything?

Not really, it seems that you’re just about the last person to carve themself out a niche in this interweb though

Yeah, well I’ve never been much of a technophile, and I felt as though my comments were going to waste over on Myspace, seems I don’t write much to interest the 14-year old girls.

Oh I get it. Speaking truth to power? Sticking it to the man? Uncovering the truth about the world we live in and publishing it, consequences be damned?

No, mostly I write about birds.

Really?

Yeah, I write about birds I’ve seen and places I’ve gone to birdwatch and occasionally my views on the culture of birding. Sometimes I cover other stuff, but that’s usually it.

I can see how that would appeal to a limited audience

Right, and it’s not a myspace audience either, most of the people it appeals to probably wouldn’t make the trip over there regularly, not that I can blame them.

A blog about birds huh? Hasn’t that been covered?

Well, there certainly are lots of good bird-related blogs out there, but I think I may have something to add to the conversation. And it will give people a chance to catch up on me ornithologically so that’ll be fun.

All 3 people?

Right, that’s probably not far off. But I’ve got big plans for this, and I think I’ve got enough to talk about generally until the birds start getting exciting again. I’ll probably even write some this weekend, when I’m not reading Harry Potter.

Well, good luck with all that.

Thanks, now I just need some content and I’m off.

Why don’t you have your first post look like a conversation between you and some imaginary guy?

Yeah, I think that’ll work…

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5 Comments
  1. birdchaser permalink
    July 20, 2007 1:28 pm

    It works. Look forward to more.

  2. Greg S permalink
    July 21, 2007 6:29 pm

    Funny you should choose the drinking bird. When I was a kid, I used to watch those little plastic toys continually returning to the cup for a drink. I’d try to figure out how the bird managed to keep getting a drink over and over again. I even mentioned it to my crummy high school Physics teacher as an example of that “impossible perpetual motion machine” , and he just laughed and said that the water would eventually evaporate.
    Of course, I realize that your birding blog is about recent history, but it surely brings back a lot of cool memories in the field as you were growing up…. Anna’s Hummingbird in Ozark, that first Cooper’s Hawk on our first CBC, your really cool CBC sighting and accepted documentation of a winter Palm Warbler in Missouri, the Sarita Rest Stop Tropical Parula in Texas, Swallow tailed and Snail Kites among other great birds in Florida, and thousands of confusing shorebirds in Kansas on our first serious attempt at tackling their IDs. The list goes on and on.
    Memories of these flying gods and goddesses span our time together and continue to reach into the present. I am really looking forward to reading your spin on the subject.
    Good luck, and
    Keep soaring,
    d

  3. July 22, 2007 11:20 am

    Wow, I hope you’re not implying that everything I’ve done in my life as a birder is leading to the singular moment of starting a free blog. Methinks you may be overstating the internet’s importance. : )

    But thanks for the kind words dad.

  4. djr permalink
    July 23, 2007 2:49 am

    Aha, I finally figured out who you are! Welcome to the blogosphere. 🙂

  5. John permalink
    July 23, 2007 3:43 pm

    Welcome to bird blogging. It looks like you are off to a good start.

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