Happy Birthday, Biodiversity Offsets Blog!

1st birthdayAn 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).

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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?)
  4. 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”.
  5. 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!

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