Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Yellow Card!

Right everyone, you bloggers out there need to get your acts together. Looking down my side bar to the right, I see that seven of the blogs I have linked here have not posted for more than a month, with Mr T the longest absentee with a  post about a Harlequin Duck 7 months ago as his most recent. Yep, more than half a year.

In the early days of this blog I used to have a regular 'cull' of blog links that were not updated for a month to make way for more interesting reading material. I can't have [almost] 200 members ( [almost] half a million hits since 2006 but I don't like to talk about it.... ;) ) thinking that I am resting on my laurels here.

So, time to jiggle things up a bit I reckon, change is afoot. I think everyone is spending too much time on Social Media these days, me included, so come on birders, naturalists, writers and fans of the great out doors, never mind posting pictures of your cat on FaceTwitter, get on with a blog.

Living in the back of beyond, as I do, I like to read about what my friends ( real and virtual) are getting up to in the world of natural history. Its better than BBC Wildlife Magazine and its cheaper too! If you are one of the magnificent seven, come on lets have an update, or if you read this and think I always look at this bloke's drivel, I can do better than that, I see loads of stuff, get blogging and send me a link so I can ad you to the side bar.

Take this as a warning, you have been Yellow carded. The clock is ticking...






7 comments:

Adam Tilt said...

Well said Stewart. I've noticed a drop off in my own followers list this year and also think twitter and the like are to blame. Come on people. You must have more to share than 140 characters.

l2e9aL said...

Just published my 8361 word Mallorca trip report so guess I'm in the good books! But I agree, despite only starting to read blogs quite recently, I've noticed some of my favourites are hardly updated anymore *cough*morgithology*cough*cough*

Anonymous said...

I've also noticed that your mate up the coast at Beadnell (Stringer) has blocked his blog which now requires a personal invitation.

Has he fallen off the end of his patch ?

Warren Baker said...

Its hard to keep up the blog at times stewart, but it does act as a diary for my own use, so i keep it going :-) Trouble is you never know if anyone's reading it! lol

Stringer said...

Better get that red card out Stewart....

My blog's demise has nothing to do with twatter tho. I'm just sick of the 'birding scene', time to stick two fingers up and move on. I'll just be ploughing my own furrow from now on.... sorry.

Factor said...

Well said - although I don't appear to be on your list anyway!

Stewart said...

Keep up the good work all.
If I remove anyone, just give me a shout when you update and I'll add you back on the list.

Cheers.