I and the Bird

To: "Trevor Hampel" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: I and the Bird
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 10:57:03 +1100
It's true about not being able to post photos.  Photos are great.  But if 
people were to put them all in a central place, like they'd be more accessible and searchable. That's 
only applicable to bird photos, of course.

As for birding-aus only being for subscribers, anyone can search the archives 
with no more difficulty that searching a blog, probably less.  Commenting is 
harder, or course, if you aren't subscribed.

I also imagine that the birding-aus archives may be longer-lived than many 
private blogs, expecially as it seems to be availiable at as well (not sure how far 

I'm not saying that blogs are useless, they have their place and are 
occasionally very useful.  But I do find them to be a little overrated, and 
I've always been puzzled that they suddenly seemed to be all the rage.  Like 
someone suddenly realised you can put a date at the top of an article - a great 
idea that was always available.

Peter Shute

-----Original Message-----
From:   Trevor Hampel 
Sent:   Sat 15/12/2007 10:08 PM
To:     Peter Shute; Birding-Aus
Subject:        I and the Bird
comment often. One special feature that sets a blog apart from a
newsgroup like Birding-Aus is the ability to post photos of birds (or
anything really) as a part of the web site itself. This can only be done 
on Birding-Aus if there is a link to another site.

Birding-Aus is only sent to subscribers. This currently must be about
500-600 (not sure of actual number) mostly in Australia. A blog reaches
a world-wide audience.

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