I started this blog in 2008 after using a free website facility on Eircom from 2003 to 2007. The main reason for the change was to stimulate discussion: under the old format I could receive feedback and reply, but only the recipient could see that reply. The blog format enables readers to see other's comments and to reply to those, so it makes it all much more interactive.
Another reason for the switch is that Google automatically uses blog contents in its indexes, so it makes Blogger text and images much more findable on Google's search facility. It also means that my main indexing system for my images is Google, rather than anything on the PC: if I want to find when I photographed a species I can search my blog posts with Google, and, of course this works from any computer on the planet, so I don't have to carry my disks around with me.
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