Friday, 27 November 2009

Those were the days

I just found this screen grab of blog statistics from my stay on Corvo, the Azores. This blog was getting up to 1000 page views a day and made it in the top 5 on the Nature Blog Network. Nowadays it is getting around 70 page views a day and hovering around the 65 mark on the Natue Blog Network. I can't possibly understand why not so many people are interested in a landfill site in Croydon. I don't get it:-)

4 comments:

Graham James said...

Once the new Beddington plans reach fruition, Peter, I bet you'll have the blog back up in the top ten.

Peter Alfrey said...

Haha, excellent mission- to get the Beddington Farmlands project into the Nature Blog Network Top Ten.
The creation of the largest urban nature reserve in the Uk and probably Europe. A flagship reserve built by a partnership between local community and environmental groups, leading UK conservation bodies, corporations and the local authority.
It can and will be done- we are going to the top of the pops (The Nature Network Blog Charts).
Either that or ese it will descend into bitter infighting and failure but either way should make an interesting story.
Can local society come together to create something special which benefits everyone- time will tell.

Graham James said...

As with all issues, Peter. There will always be those who will wait for others to put their views forward on their behalf but if everyone gets involved and can speak with one voice, then it has so much more clout.
I have been criticised in the past for getting too involved in local issues, but why wait until it is too late and then moan about it.
If the nature reserve at Beddington is planned and created with the local birders knowledge and experience of the area being taken on board, this can only benefit both visitors and birds.

Peter Alfrey said...

Indeed,
Local groups and individuals are often considered as 'meddling amateurs'. I disagree. Our group is made up of professional naturalists, scientists, lawyers, administrators, business men, professional tradesman and IT professionals.
If local people don't work towards positive change in their own local environments- nobody else is going to do it for them.