Since 1984, the New Jersey Audubon Society has used their World Series of Birding as a fundraiser. My first one was 1988, and I did it nearly every year from then until 2018. In 2019 I had to cancel due to a death in the family, and then Covid kept me out of it. I’m returning to the Cape May Century Run Team this year, and looking forward to it. Each team tallies as many species as they can see or hear in a specific geographic area of New Jersey. Some teams do the whole state, ours does only Cape May County. This year it happens next Saturday, May 13th. I will be out birding with the team from 5 AM to 9 PM at least. It’s a long day, but a fun challenge. In the past I have asked for donations to support my team and help NJ birds and NJ Audubon through Facebook and my blog. I’m not doing as much of that this year, but I do have a personal pledge page if anyone would like to contribute to our effort, and I would be most grateful if you did!
Today is the eighth anniversary of this blog, and we nearly didn’t make it. A few months ago continuing difficulties with my previous web host were taking up way too much of my time, and I was considering pulling the plug, but I’m now on a new web host that seems to be working fine for me, so on we go. One problem is, after eight years of near daily entries, some quite long, the data size of the blog is several gigabytes, a lot in website storage terms. There have been 2612 blog posts so far, and though only a few dozen get the majority of the traffic, random searches do add to the load. So far the new host is handling it all well.
I plan to continue, and hope to bring more content-filled posts in the future. A new three-part logo study begins here Sunday, and I’m working on several comics history projects that will eventually appear when finished. It’s hard to find time for the good stuff, but I work on it when I can. Thanks for reading, hope to see you here again soon!
Sorry for no new posts the last few days. I’ve been in the process of moving my website (and this blog) to a new host since Saturday, and didn’t want to try posting anything during that time. I think everything is now stable and working correctly on my new host, SiteGround, but let me know if you find any problems. I know there are probably some broken links on the actual website pages, as opposed to the blog because I haven’t updated those pages much in a few years, but let me know if you hit one there or anywhere. Thanks.