Why I Blog
I've kept a paper journal for many years but only started blogging two years ago. I'm surprised I'm still doing it but it must be good.
- I learn something new every time I get on to check my blogroll. Example: post on sandhill cranes.
- Part of Worldwide Blog Community of Nature Watchers. Each blog is unique, reflecting each person's interests--some informative, lovely, funny, etc.
- Makes where I live seem special when others are interested.
- Can post my photos, text, and videos (see below):
- Collaboration: An artist took this photo from one of my blog posts and made a painting. She sent me a print.
- time-consuming sometimes leading to lack of focus (must be disciplined to use)
- interesting posts keep you online and out of nature!
- weight gain!
Why I Tweet (Sometimes)
I tweeted for the first time a year ago when a fellow nature blogger and myself tweeted back and forth. I couldn't understand any good use for Twitter then. A few months ago, I gave it another try when I noticed some of my favorite bloggers were online tweeting away (Kerri and Dawn). This is what I perceive as the major advantages:
- Real-time links to relevant posts, images, and other articles.
- Quick IDs (versus blogs which can take several days).
- Smart phones allow immediate transfer of data/text from the field.
Facebook--I don't use for nature blogging, more of a personal/family connection.
- Same as above but maybe even more!