17th 2008
This blog is probably going away

Posted under Administration

If you’re one of my few regular readers, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve gone from posting something every day, to posting three times per week, and have now drifted down to once a week. I’m thinking of going down all the way to zero new posts per week. Fact is, this blog never developed the way I hoped it would. I had hoped that readers would occasionally contribute stories; that stories would prompt discussions; that I would be able to use those discussions to compile useful information (such as a list of good birding areas); and that readership would be much higher than it is. Instead, the level of effort I am willing to put into the blog is not enough to attract a big enough audience to make it worthwhile. So I’ll probably stop posting new stories. I’m thinking about it, anyway.

5 Responses to “This blog is probably going away”

  1. joyce on 20 Oct 2008 at 7:59 pm #


  2. admin on 22 Oct 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    Awww, thanks Joyce. But note that you’re the only one to comment!

  3. Black Cat on 24 Oct 2008 at 9:09 am #

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog, Phil. I learn something new every time I visit, and beyond that appreciate your uniquely eloquent and informed voice. You’re a heck of a good read. Whether it’s here or elsewhere, I hope I’ll be reading more.

  4. John Pritchard on 03 Jan 2009 at 10:18 am #

    I was sorry to read this, I just found this blog. I hope you can get more readers, there are lots of birders out there.

  5. David K on 27 Jan 2009 at 1:04 am #

    Just found your blog and like it, but, as a writer of another barely-read blog (30 hits on a good day), I understand your frustration.

    I’ve found in my case that it doesn’t seem to matter whether I post everyday or once a week. My readership doesn’t seem to go up or down.

    So do what you gotta do. Even if you stop posting new stuff, I’d love to see it stay up so I can read the archives.


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