Just as I was wondering if I should continue this blog, I received an awesome message from Anna Hansen of sparpedia.dk!
She said that she loves my site, and wanted to feature it in Sparpedia’s list of Top Zoo and Wildlife Blogs of 2020!
As I said when I made the top-25 list on feedspot.com, nearly all of the other featured websites have teams of people running them, and, I’m assuming, pump more resources into them than I do (since I’ve never paid for an ad).
It’s remarkable that my little blog, which is completely non-commercial and run by a single person in his spare time, has once again appeared in a list with major players in the wildlife realm.
This listing on Sparpedia confirms by belief that I need to stop messing around and do this blogging stuff ‘for real.’
Like I mentioned in this update, however, that probably means starting a new blog that incorporates what I’ve learned from The Jaguar.
The new platform I’m envisioning would be a more general science communication website, with sections for wildlife biology, psychology, archaeology, and – most importantly – science communication itself.
I want to help publicize research that explores how to talk about science in ways that positively impact people’s behavior. Furthermore, I want to give other scicommers a resource they can use to find inspiration and share their work (videos, photos, guest posts, etc.).
Essentially, the new site I’m dreaming up would be a continuation of the work I started with my master’s thesis.
Of course, the trick will be figuring out how to earn enough money from such a platform to be able to devote more than two hours a week to it. If anyone has any ideas, please share!
I’ve no idea when my new website will be live, but it won’t be soon. Regardless, I’m incredibly grateful to Ms. Hansen for listing The Jaguar as a Top Zoo and Wildlife Blog!
Please check out Sparpedia’s list and visit some of the other excellent blogs it features!