Pebble Anniversary

I started this blog on March 3, 2010 with a picture of a baby Painted Turtle. It was simple, a picture and quote by Stephen Jay Gould: “We must tackle and grasp the larger, encompassing themes of our universe, but we make our best approach through small curiosities that rivet our attention — all those pretty pebbles on the shoreline of knowledge.”
A little later that day, I launched a meatier post, more of a statement of purpose, a manifesto. Another quote, from Thoreau: “Nature will bare the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect’s view of its plain.”
I keep thinking I should put up some kind of fundraising to pay for the WordPress upkeep and maintenance, now, with ten years of archives, substantially more than when I started. But the Patreon model doesn’t seem right.

5 Responses to “Pebble Anniversary”


  1. 1 Jamie Blaine March 3, 2021 at 10:37 am

    My morning would be incomplete and far less bright without your daily post. I definitely think you should have a donation option.

  2. 2 Ellen March 3, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Happy Anniversary on this blog! I love seeing it every day and appreciate so much that you are so faithful to it. And amazing photos! I will chime in and say I would love to support via a fundraiser rather than a subscription. I feel kind of overloaded on monthly fees already. But totally understand that you put a lot into this and should have some help with the cost.

  3. 3 Susan March 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Your photos add beauty to my day and I’m grateful for that. If you wish to ask subscribers to pay a little to help you on the way that is up to you. It’s not a terrible thing.

  4. 4 Jean G. March 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I agree. There are WP plugins that you could probably use to put a PayPal button on the blog.

  5. 5 Monica M March 5, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations! Your nature-inspired blog is my first read every morning.🐦


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