The observant will have noticed an addition to the list of Buttons Challengers. Me. I've taken a leaf out of Kev Rylands' book and gone for a seasonally appropriate selection: American Herring Gull, Franklin's Gull, Red-throated Pipit, Long-eared Owl and Green-winged Teal. If Steve doesn't hurry up and kick an RTP out of the Beer Cemetary fields I will probably change that to Dusky Warbler. Come spring and I will revise the selection accordingly. I like a game which invites a tactical strategy.
The Buttons Challenge already has 10 entrants. I am most grateful for this positive response, and I'll tell you why...
When you think about it, writing a blog is a strange undertaking. Having said that, I guess for some bloggers it is little more than an online diary, and perhaps that's all they want. Fair enough, and not so strange maybe. However, for me (and I suspect many others) it is much more than that - a rather curious mix of things really. To some extent a diary, yes. But also a place to air an opinion sometimes, to offer an observation, a viewpoint. I sometimes feel the urge to try to inspire, or to entertain, often both. I could go on quite a lot, but will stop right there, because I reckon even that little list of things makes it pretty obvious what many (most?) bloggers need. They need some kind of response from the readership. To an extent, a blog is a performance, and even the best performers need to know they've engaged with their audience.
So, if you enjoy and appreciate the blogs you read, and want them to thrive...give them some feedback from time to time. They'll like that.
Right, file this post under 'Slightly Confessional'