Another one of those housekeeping posts I’m afraid as I continue bedding down this lovely shiny new blog.
I was hoping to leave my old blog sitting there as an archival collection of some 5 years of blogging. But the host blognow seems to be having trouble keeping the site functioning, and I suspect is not far from folding completely.
So I have brought some popular older material over here, and you will find it under the tabs at the top of this page.
“History” is the electronic version of my book “The pure state of nature”.
“Fire” is all my additional writing about fire since that book appeared in 2000.
“Dream” is my biography. This is still in bits and pieces and being added to at intervals. There are many photos still to go in, and then I will start inserting other pieces into the gaps about characters and events from some 200 years of family history. If you are interested, drop by regularly.
A reminder too that I am also posting at http://davidhorton.vox.com/ from time to time. There is a new post there about racism (which will be expanded here in a week).
Finally the 2010 Bloggers Choice Awards is up for nominations (http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/). There are dozens of categories, but you might think Watermelon fits into “Best Blog About Stuff” or “Best Political Blog”, or even, shuffles feet quietly, “Best Blog of All Time”. Of course you might think I belong in “Worst Blog of All Time” and nominate accordingly.
It has been wonderful to see a number of new visitors coming, notably from New Matilda and John Quiggin and Public Opinion. If you think this blog deserves wider notoriety then a nomination for Bloggers Choice Awards, followed by voting early and often, would be one way to get it.
UPDATE – the blog has now been nominated here http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/95566. Some voting would be good folks. Perhaps we can catch PZ Myers!
NEW UPDATE – nomination seems not to be functioning. Could another friendly reader have a go please.