River Blogging

Posted by Karen in Soapbox, Work.
Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 11:18 am

All 3 of my dedicated Freshwater Stew readers have probably been wondering what the heck happened to it and why I haven’t posted since June of last year.  Well you know what, I’m gonna tell you what happened.  That blog was born out of excitement over my new awesome job, but also out of a desire to show my new employers and coworkers how cool a Friends of the Mississippi River blog would be.  You just can’t be married to an internet genius without eventually spouting off about Internet 2.0 and online community-building and all that hoo-hah (even if you only half know what you’re talking about).  So the big awesome news is that it worked!  At least a little bit.  We don’t have a comprehensive FMR blog (yet), but we do now have a blog for an FMR program, one which I spend most of my time working on, the Gorge Stewards program. 

Though my employers and coworkers are supportive, it is pretty much my baby.  I created it, I am currently the only one posting on it, and I feel a wee bit of pressure to make it a raging success.  And so friends, family, strangers, I give you: http://gorgestewards.blogspot.com/

Read it, comment on it, link to it, spread the word far and wide!  I know, those of you who don’t live anywhere near the Mississippi River may be thinking, I don’t live anywhere near the Mississippi River, why should I care?  To this I say, why do you hate 18 million people?  Because that’s how many get their drinking water from this river.  This here is the 3rd largest river in the world (can anyone name the 2 largest?  Anyone?), and drains 41% of the continental U.S – 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Birder alert:  Yes twitchers, it’s true, there is already a bird post!

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5 Responses to “River Blogging”

  1. Eric Says:

    that Gorge Stewards is a catchy name

  2. Mary Jo Says:

    Well good grief lady, how can you expect us to comment on it when we didn’t even know about it until now? I saw how many entries you had on it already–why didn’t you say anything sooner? No wonder there’s never anything on your Freshwater Stew. I’ve been checking that one regularly and wondering if and when anything would be added to it–now I know why it hasn’t been–you’ve been working on Gorge Stewards—and it looks great.

  3. Marianne Says:

    I just checked out the Gorge Stewards blog. Good work – it’s very interesting, I learned stuff! I think FMR is lucky to have you to show them the value their having a blog, and it’s off to a great start. I am sure as people check it out you will gain a loyal readership. It’s an easy way to pick up a bit of info about the river.

  4. Dean Says:

    By “largest river” do you mean by volume or length, because the answer is different for those.

  5. Karen Says:

    Amazon and Congo