Nov 09 2008
Little did I know when I started this blog how far it would come and how many people I’d meet.
A year ago blogging was all new to me. I didn’t know the mechanics of WordPress (the software that displays this blog), I desperately needed photos to illustrate each entry, and I had a low level dread of running out of things to write about. Added to that was the fear that no one would read it and my efforts would be pointless.
Those worries quickly disappeared. Chuck Tague, and many new friends, supply me with beautiful photos. I seldom run short of subject matter and the blog has been fun to write especially when I have to do research. I’ve learned more about birds and hope you have too.
There have been ups and downs along the way, the happiness of baby birds and the sadness of a young peregrine’s death, the exciting blogs and the boring ones. I’ve even received a little bit of unexpected fame.
But the best part has been meeting you, my readers. I am amazed and pleased at how many of you there are. You’ve helped me with questions, suggestions, photos and – thankfully – corrections.
So this celebration is really about you. I’d love to meet more of you. Leave a comment below and let me know which blogs were your favorites. Have I missed a topic you’d like me to explore? Do you have a photo or a question?
And please do tell me where you’re from. I would love to know how far this blog reaches. Does it go around the world? Only you can tell.
(Thanks to Joan Guerin for the birthday cake. Click on the cupcake and wait a few seconds to see a surprise.)