2014 in review & here’s to 2015 ….

Here’s wishing all our regular readers all the very best for the coming year, here’s to our collective and collaborative seizing of opportunities which present themselves and offer benefit to nature conservation, here’s to our rising to new challenges should they develop which may threaten our local patch.  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  

It’s been an interesting year statistically speaking, even a novice ‘blogger’ can analyse them and it has to be said that we’ve seen an increase in interest in this still embryonic ‘blog’.  We’ve invited subscribers and casual subscribers who have registered to receive regular posts.  Irrespective of how we all became acquainted we hope all subscribers and readers have found something of interest and at the risk of being provocative something which either irritated sufficiently to trigger or conversely encouraged action for conservation benefit?

When we’ve posted items which might be described as being of a natural history or scientific angle they have been reasonably well read and some feedback has been received when we’ve sought help or information.  When the posts have been a little ‘moor political’ (small p) and perhaps campaigning in tone then, interestingly these are the ones which have received far higher viewing ….

Which have been the posts you have enjoyed the most?  Should we feature ‘moor’ natural history or should we campaign?  Is the current balance right?  Drop us a line and let us know via execsec@thmcf.org

In the interim ….

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

One might wonder if that many people have actually physically (as oppossed to virtually) visited Thorne & Hatfield Moors this year?  If not then why not? 

If you only make one New Year Resolution let it be to walk out into the centre of one of England’s last great wildernesses before it’s too late and the transition to a country theme park is complete …. 

Click here to see the complete report.

Here’s to 2015: opportunities and challenges. 

To collective, collaborative, ‘community’ conservation ….



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