I and the Bird #27 marks the first anniversary edition! Mike Bergin of 10,000 Birds (IatB's founder and this edition's host) poses the question: Why do you bird, why do you blog, and/or why do you blog about birds? Along with his reasons, over thirty other bird bloggers shed light on what drives them to birding and blogging as well.
When this topic was first presented two weeks ago, I thought it was a great subject to talk about and started thinking about what exactly I wanted to say. But that's about as far as I got. In the last several weeks, I've been so focused on a few projects that time completely got away from me until finally the IatB deadline snuck up and bit me on the behind. It's kind of ironic too. I'm not going to bore you with the details now of what I'm working on, but they're all directly related to why I bird and why I blog. I emailed Mike to congratulate him and IatB on such a successful first year and to regret not making this birthday bash, and he thought my reasons for missing this would also make for a good posting. I believe so too, so I'll revisit IatB's anniversary subject when there's enough time to dedicate to it.
Right now, I'm taking a little breather from all that other stuff and reading all the many reasons people have for birding and blogging. I've read a few entries so far and you should too...they provide a lot of entertainment and insight, and are quite inspirational to boot.
If you'd like to participate in or host an upcoming episode of "I and the Bird" yourself, make sure to check out the "I and the Bird" info page. The deadline for submissions for the next carnival is July 18.
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