As the blog has matured, I have gradually adopted the practice of adding new information on a topic as a comment on an older post rather than as a new post on the same topic. It keeps everything together and should help everyone (including myself!) find things more quickly.
When the comments on a single post become difficult to navigate, I will sometimes combine half a dozen of them in a new post.
These are trivial problems, of course, and in fact I’m pleased that the blog has lasted long enough for them to arise. I had no idea, ten years ago, how long the project might continue – 840 posts so far according to the site software.
The fallow period between Christmas and the New Year has often been a good time for revisiting my websites and tidying them up. In some ways the process is analogous to making one’s home presentable for the beginning of a new year, and perhaps that is a subconscious motivation.
Whatever the reason, that’s what I have been doing recently. Regular readers may notice some new header images, and random visitors will encounter fewer broken links, even in very old posts.
I have just added two old book reviews to the blog, moving them here from my older site because they are still relevant to the themes of Green Path:
There may be more to come – but very slowly, since I’m not often willing to spend my time revisiting previous work.
The last six months have been full of house renovations and a move – still in Mundingburra, still between Ross River Road and the river, but the garden is quite different and I foresee a number of blog posts about the difference the vegetation makes to the small wildlife.
Other than that, it will be business as usual for the blog although there may be more emphasis on climate change because the outlook has been going from bad to worse, even as the technology to ameliorate the situation has been improving. All is not lost, but time is running out.
My first post after the interregnum, Townsville’s 2019 floods, connects with many environmental issues and I expect to take them up in more detail during the next few months, but I also have a backlog of wildlife and wilderness stories to share.
When I began the blog, at the beginning of 2011, it quickly settled into a loose pattern of about six updates each month. That rate has dropped off recently because I have been busier than usual with other activities, and all I can do is apologise.
I will get back on track as soon as I can; meanwhile, the blog’s facebook page (see sidebar) will help to keep you up to date with environmental news.