Saturday, February 1, 2014

Monthly Review for January

Out for a walk with family near El Hatillo in Venezuela
in January.
Thanks again to all of my readers for a big January.  The readership to On the Brink continues to grow and I appreciate all of you for finding your way here.  If you like what you find here, please consider linking posts or sharing with your friends.  I continue to look for regular or one-time contributors to this blog so if you have something you want to write about higher education, sustainability, or the environment, please drop me an email.

The post that got the most hits in January was this silly post about baby names for environmentalists.  For those of you who might roll your eyes when I create these goofy entries, please know that there is a method to my madness.  It draws in readers who might not find their way here.

My post on the extinction of the giant sloth was my second most popular entry.  Who doesn't love a sloth?  I wrote about my encounter with a sloth in Caracas here.  My entire series from South America was also quite popular this month.  You can read those posts here, here, here, here, and here.  They focused on a wide array of issues from pollution to national parks.

Speaking of national parks, my series on featuring open access photos of the US National Parks also continues to draw many readers.  This month, I featured Isle Royale and Joshua Tree National Parks.

Other posts that many liked this past month were ones on sustainability in Green Bay, Eagles in Wisconsin, the preservation of Tampa's courthouse, and my videoblog on Pete Seeger.

If there was one post I wish all my readers would read it is this one on Zora Neale Hurston.  Florida has produced so many wonderful women writers and I wanted to showcase her writing on the environment.

I look forward to a productive February!  We are at the time of year in the university biz when a week flies by and feels like a day.

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