An incredible first year with the Biodiversity Offsets Blog has passed — time to say THANK YOU for your support and interest! I have met (in person and virtually) so many interesting people and learned about many interesting aspects of biodiversity offsets and impact mitigation from all around the world. Thanks for contributing, sharing and visiting the blog! It’s been a pleasure and an adventure.
I don’t feel like drawing conclusions or looking back at the moment, but rather share some brief observations (or outlook if you like).
- Almost silently the blog has welcomed its 10.000th visitor some time during the summer holiday break — awesome, please keep checking this site and recommend to others!
- As this blog is also (more or less narrowly) tied to my PhD, I am happy that I have been awarded a six months grant for the completion of my PhD.
- With that deadline in mind, I also wonder what comes after that and how to proceed with the Biodiversity Offsets Blog. I am thinking of making the blog a project in itself (being able to extend and put proper time in it) and searching for some funding for this. Do let me know what you think of this and if you have any ideas! (Other alternatives?)
- Seen the discrepancy between my limited capacity and the growing information density, I have created a new post format for the blog: the “SHORT INFO”.
- I have a long task list for follow-up on emails, comments, LinkedIn messages and connection requests and I sincerely apologize for not being able to respond faster (I need to focus on my paid work in a first instance ;o)) And some time off during this past month even made things worse — but I promise I’ll get back to you asap.
And most of all: I am looking forward to another great year on the Biodiversity Offsets Blog and in real world!