If not for a comment from a reader I'd have missed my blogoversary Saturday. That is kind of indicative of the drop in attention I've been paying to it of late.
Six years I've been at this game. For someone with my attention plan that's an incredibly long time. I'm proud of this little space and over the last six years it has waxed and waned, evolved and grown. When I first posted, inspired by the wonderful nuthatch, I really thought it would be something I'd try out and likely let it fade. And although my postings have dropped off, the shine has not come off this thing for me. It is still an exercise that I very much love. I just don't feel the pressure if I don't post every day. Blame it on feeds and my own irrepressible procrastination.
Traditionally, on my blogoversary I post links to a selection of posts from each of the past 12 months. Not one to forgo tradition, I give you a sampling of the year, not the best of each month just pieces to give you a flavour of the blog.
June 2010 - And now you die - A reflection on the anniversary of my namesake's death in Normandy
July 2010 - Summer's Ebb - A drive on the brink of Fall, complete with cute baby bird photo.
August 2010 - Tank Commander - One of those slices of living in the High Arctic - water tank cleaning.
September 2010 - Umiarjuannguaq - Polar Bear photos, need I say more?
October 2010 - Brought Down - The rescue and release of a Gyrfalcon.
November 2010 - More than a pittance - Some thoughts on Remembrance Day, one of a couple related to that important day.
December 2010 - Taking a stand and raising awareness - It can't always be sweetness and light, a rant on slacktivism and Facebook memes that was the most commented on piece of last year.
January 2011 - Trails of light - The annual New Years snowmobile parade.
February 2011 - The Sun, now with even more lens flare - The return of the sun to Arctic Bay, in a month that apparently marked the beginning of the slow down in posting.
March 2011 - Tsunamis and albatross - A post on the tsunami and albatross, as if that needed explanation.
May 2011 - Predatory songbirds - Just what it says.
Thanks for visiting, it never ceases to amaze me that you all stop in a read what I have to say. I appreciate it more than you can know.