Author Archives: wren

FAQ: How do I add my blog to the news feed?

The Nature Blog Network news feed creates a list of member posts and sends them to twitter (!/NBNBlog) and the network’s Facebook page (!/natureblognetwork). We also stream the feed here at on the NBN website at New members who use the contact form to alert us to their joining can opt in to be [...]

Wild Birds Unlimited review opportunity for NBN members

Wild Birds Unlimited ( is currently looking for bloggers to write product reviews for their various bird feeders, bird food, birding accessories, and their new Birdacious Bird Butter. A website page rank of 3 or higher is preferable, but their door is open for all US-based blogs that have a strong following and relate specifically [...]

Who’s who and what’s what

Wondering what’s going on with your NBN Blog team? Mike 2010 was terrific for Mike, as it would be for anyone who got to visit phenomenal lodges in brilliantly biodiverse regions in Ecuador and Panama. Mike also spoke about nature blogging and many members of the NBN at The Biggest Week in American Birding in [...]

Welcome Nicole

We’ve been remiss in introducing Nicole, our behind-the-scenes map manager and the newest member of the NBN Blog team. Nicole is a 38 year old German Amateur photographer, currently living in Kuwait. She blogs at Mother Nature blog. In her own words, “For a few years, I have had the chance to travel the world [...]

Happy New Year!

From all of us at the Nature Blog Network, best wishes for all your holiday celebrations, safe travels, and a nature-filled new year. We’re taking our annual hiatus until early January, but will be back with more posts, new features, and a warm welcome to all our new members.

I don’t know what I’m doing here

It’s not that I don’t know why I’m an active member of the Nature Blog Network, but that’s another post. I don’t know what I’m doing with this new page: In short, it’s a test, of both interest and function. To participate in the forum, we have to add you as a member separate [...]

What’s What in the NBN

If everything’s working as we think it is, posts by NBN members are now being pushed to Twitter and Facebook (both group and page). The Flickr NBN pool should now also be part of this feed. What does this mean for you, as a member? If you, as an NBN member blog, request to be [...]

Maybe this will work

One of the recurrent themes in member feedback is interest in an up-to-date list of member posts. There are several ways to do this, but in the interests of getting something up and running quickly, we’ve set up a quick-and-easy solution via Google Reader. If all goes according to plan, there will be multiple ways [...]

Making Progress

Thanks, everyone, for your comments, suggestions, feedback, and offers to help. The NBN team members are continuing to work on changes, and you’ll start to see them in action – at least in beta action – over the next 3-4 months. Meanwhile, I want to remind all our members that we have a members-only Flickr [...]

continuing the conversation

The people have spoken. (That’s you, people!) One of the persistent suggestions for Nature Blog Network 2.0 was concentrating on content and promoting members’ blogs. “Make it easy to find new blogs,” many of you said. Great idea. There were several suggestions on how to do this, requiring varying levels of work: Create a Nature [...]