Blogging

I have been an avid and active blogger since 2006. Besides the occasional posts on this site, here are the 8 other sites where I post these days.

Serendipity35  is where I started blogging in 2006 and it still gets the highest number of readers every month and has over 100 million visits since it began. It is a niche blog that I try to post on weekly with my thoughts about learning and technology and the places where they intersect.

Weekends in Paradelle is where I put my short essays every weekend from my online sanctuary about topics that were on my mind and in my life in the past week.

As part of my own life in poetry, I started a project in 2014 of a daily writing practice using a short invented form. Writing the Day has continued in the years since on a weekly basis. In 2021, I began podcasting the poems on that site starting with the newest poems and occasionally dipping into the archive and recording some of the more popular poems. The podcast is available on most popular platforms.

I blog about poetry at Poets Online which is a companion blog to my PoetsOnline.org site. This is a site that offers a monthly writing prompt for poets and publishes a monthly e-zine of the best reader responses. The site has been online since 1998.

Endangered New Jersey is my blog that focuses on the parts of New Jersey that are threatened or endangered. This is particularly about fish and wildlife, but also about natural spaces, historic preservation and the environment of our densely populated and wildly diverse state. This blog grew out of my more than three decades of volunteer work for the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.

On One-Page Schoolhouse, I try to “educate one page at a time” with short posts about a wide variety of topics.

My personal fascination with the etymology of words and the origins of names led me to start a blog called Why Name It That? which looks at the origins of words and phrases and the names of people, products, places, and teams. The most popular category is the origin of rock band names.

I really don’t think of Tumblr.com as a blogging site for me because half of what I put on Lunch in Ronkville are reposts, but Tumblr is a true blog platform for many people with more than 300 million accounts.