After a number of years of heavy blogging from 2008 to 2011 (averaging about 150 posts per year), I guess I’d run out of steam by 2012, and that lack of activity just got worse in 2013. Although my Twitter feed (@bravenewclimate) remained vibrant, the blog itself got only a drip feed of occasional guest posts (though of high quality, I would argue!), and saw increasingly long intervals between updates.
I also switched over the the BNC Discussion Forum and closed comments here, which was a mixed success at best.
For 2014, I’ve hit the reset button.
The blog visuals have been given a fresh coat of paint (new, clean, simplified theme), most of the old links, images and organizational structure have been thrown in the bin, and various pages have been updated or removed. (The old post/comment content is all still in the archives and searchable, so nothing important has disappeared).
More importantly, my approach to blogging will be revitalised, with the aim of re-building (and, over time, expanding) the once-flourishing BNC community:
- I will write more regularly, but typically in shorter, punchier, single-topic posts.
- The scope of topics covered will be extended, particularly around technology solutions to global change, forecasting (futurist), and space exploration.
- Commenting on the blog posts will re-open (but remain moderated, with participants expected to following the commenting rules).
- The external discussion forum will remain active and integrated with the blog, for when you want to create your own topics that are not related to my blog posts.
- Guest posts will continue to be hosted, if they are related to the theme of the blog and fit with its style and function.
Spread the word (see social media links at the foot of this post). BNC is back, and will be better than ever!