WaterNotes Turns Two

Monterey Bay, CA; coastline (c) SML

Without the internet I would feel incredibly isolated regarding conservation and nature. The blogosphere as well as digital magazines and other sources all come together as a scope of information and opinions that offer inspiration and even shift my focus. For example, Richard Louv recently wrote an article for Orion magazine, a combination of one of my favorite reading posts as well as one of today’s most thoughtful authors.

Or Kids Who Hate Earth Day, over at Slate reinforces my thoughts that, when kids are small, we probably have to stay positive. I love that you can share all sorts of experiences via photos as well, such as the shared images from a field study of Andros Island in the Bahamas posted via Flickr by nashworld. (And he should definitely consider funneling them through the Marine Photobank project!) Speaking of the Photobank, the images of the Delray Beach outfall over the years have made an impact. On April 1st the pipe dumping sewage into the Atlantic was closed!

Most intriguingly, blogs are becoming major outlets for major players in conservation and media; consider the interview Public School Insights posted with Jean-Michel Cousteau.

With these things in mind, I’m pondering the future of WaterNotes and what it means to be a blogger in today’s online environment. It appears that we have a tremendous capacity to reach out to people by posting what we see and experience everyday. I want to keep WaterNotes as authentic and original in content as possible; lots of photos and firsthand reports of what is going on in Florida and on the waterways. At two years of age, I’m still amazed by how much I’ve written and how many people have visited the site over time. For all of you who’ve stopped in, thank you for visiting (especially you, Uncle David) and I hope to keep the conversations rolling along like so many waves coming in to the shore.


One Comment to “WaterNotes Turns Two”

  1. It’s true: it’s an incredible way to interact beyond the walls which we work in. The watershed has never been so accessible!