I have found it quite interesting and rewarding to be putting up "out of the box" posts in the "Green Blogosphere." I've gotten a good share of angry comments and emails, but I've also gotten a lot of positive feedback and evidence that there are thoughtful people out there that are open to new information. I'll list some of my favorite feedback:
- "Steve, I'm sure we will continue to disagree on many points, but you made me think."
- "Against my better judgement, I'm beginning to like you."
- "I had never thought of that, that makes sense."
I continued to post on Sustainablog until December of 2009 when Jeff, the editor, decided to take that blog in a different direction that didn't include free-lance contributions. After that I posted on other Green Options blogs - "Eat Drink Better" and "Red Green and Blue." These are not extremely high traffic web sites, but in January and February of 2010 I often had between 500 and 1000 page views for each post.
Between February and April 2010, Green Options transitioned to "Important Media." It was not functional for some time and there has been a big drop in readership. I hope it can be rebuilt. I've also posted some more technical documents of SCRIBD. I'll also include links to invited talks I've given on topics of agricultural sustainability.
I'm currently searching for a new place to post and contemplating a book that compiles and adds to these essays.