There is hardly a nature blogger who is not checking out their statistics on Nature Blog Network.
Yes, I adm¡t it! I am also following how my blog is doing compared to other birding blogs. This can be done selecting only birding blogs. I have reached 11 at the highest – and right now at a modest 21. Sometimes I am checking out the statistics so much that I forget to write blogposts!. Today is obviously not such a day.
The blog of the blogs!
What most bloggers perhaps don’t follow as closely is the excellent blog that Nature Blog Network provides. Their blog ought to be listed in the blogging statistics of the site, so there is no chance of missing it.
In a recent posting they summerize some Nature Blogs in South America and I am happy to see that my blog is mentioned and recommended. (Less happy that my name is misspelt – but that is alright – you should just see what they have done to my last name Engblom in this country! Spanish speaking people have a hard time to tackle more than two consonants in a row – and when they do they need to put a wovel before everything i.e Speak eSPANISH. Engblom has four consonants in a row and that is asking for trouble, Many times it comes out Em-blong! Poor Luciana Engblom 2 years old! Maybe I should change my name translating it to its Spanish meaning – Flor de la Pradera? Update: My name has been corrected now. Thanks Nate!).
More South America Nature Blogs
Ooops, I think I lost my thread there for a while and got distracted. Anyway, check out the above link for some suggestions. I should mention two other excellent birding blogs from Peru and a blog ifrom Brazil that I also follow closely that are not mentioned on the site.
- Teach me birdwatching by Melissa Gold-Perez. Great read of someone from starters is becoming a birdwatcher in Peru. Check for instance her recent birding visit to Ventanilla.
- Birds in Peru by Norwegian Tor Egil Høgsås. Check his photos on for example the lovely hummingbird Peruvian Sheertail.
- Rick Simpson in Brazil who helped us out during our last SE Brazil trip has an excellent blog on his web-site. His recent blogpost has some info on splits. We got three of four, had not my group been so rushed we should have gotten the Red-eyed Thornbird also at Biritiba-Mirim.
Nature Blog Network Blog also had the good taste to allow me as guest blogger recently in a post called “Facebook for birders“.
Nature blog Network Blog has done some excellent interviews of other bloggers in their Featured Blogs every Monday since November last year. This is a good source to learn about how more experienced bloggers go about their blogging. I just discovered this feature and have enjoyed the interviews with Julie Zickefoose and Beverly Robertson’s Behind the bins.
PS: I am experimenting with pings and trackbacks on this post, so a teaser-comment from this post shows in the comment sections to particular posts I am metioning above. Let me know if they don’t show.