If you’ve been writing or reading blogs for the last few years, you’ve witnessed the exponential explosion of micropublishers and likely felt at least a few tremors of the Attention Crash. One might find it easy to imagine there is nothing new under the sun, that the old blogs are the best blogs. Here’s a reminder to open your eyes to the tremendous talent that emerges every day in the nature blogging niche. I forget this verity myself but felt the full force of it the first time I read Jill Wussow’s idiosyncratically-titled blog, Count Your Chicken! We’re Taking Over!. In the two years she’s been blogging, she’s shared more than her share of stunning photos, wicked trip reports, and giddy writing. If you’re not yet a fan, browse around after you’ve enjoyed her presentation of I and the Bird #130.

We’ve just begun the next five years of I and the Bird. Be a part of it! Our next edition is hosted by the adventurous Eva of The Flying Mullet. Send your links and summaries to me or Eva (bedofclover AT icqmail DOT com) by August 3 for the 8/5 edition.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.