The downside of a life online: burden, burnout and mental health

Before I delve into what is perhaps the most personal blog post I have ever shared here, I wanted to take a minute to thank the wonderfully honest Joe Harkness (of Bird Therapy) who’s recent post, The Vicious Cycle of the Vanity Metric, has helped me come to terms with (and put into words) many…

Can nature blogging make a difference?

I have written before about the virtues of blogging from a personal perspective and the ample benefits it brings in terms of personal development, networking and general enjoyment. As such, it will come as no surprise to learn that I thoroughly enjoy blogging and, in turn, derive great pleasure from reading the virtual musings of…

Ticking along nicely…

I have been rather quiet on the blog of late, at least when compared to my usual, rather vocal self. This is due, at least in part, to poor internet reception at my current place of residence – the Farne Islands – but also due to an increasing workload. With my MSc Wildlife Management course…

Nature Blogging: Why Bother?

One of the most common questions raised whenever someone stumbles across this blog, particularly¬†from those of a non-environmental background is: why bother? Surely it takes up too much time, provides very little in the way of a reward and is generally rather tedious. A good question, actually, though one I struggle to answer on a…