I started field herping in the early 1970s. I’ve been blogging about herps since 1996. Of course, blogging hadn’t been invented yet, but nobody told us, the handful of proto-bloggers who felt the compulsion to write about our adventures with amphibians and reptiles.
I used to write lengthy missives about some of the trips I made, but it was very time consuming, and these days I don’t have the time for that, although I wish I did. It also led to a lot of sloppy writing without much thought behind it. Very embarrassing.
My goal with this blog is keep the focus on a single theme – a specific herp, a singular moment, a topic I want to explore. Everything bouncing around in my brain that wants to get out, in 800 words or less. 800 words satisfies the short attention span everyone has, and if I can’t reasonably entertain you (and me) in 800 words, then I need to hang it up.
Thanks for reading along this far. If it’s not apparent yet, I’m also interested in other herp-related blogs, so drop me a note if you have one.