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A brown cat wearing a collar

NIKON D70 - 1/250 sec, f4.8 at 46mm

I did something tonight I haven't done for a very long time, maybe 15 years. I clicked through Flickr's Explore feed. I used to spend at least an hour a day clicking through all those fantastic photos. I don't remember why I stopped or when. It just became a thing I didn't do.

Something I did retain as a daily thing though over all these years is my RSS feed reader. As part of this renaissance of my photoblog/website I checked my feed reader subscriptions to see which photoblogs I was still subscribed to, but haven't seen a photo from in a very long time.

Rob over at neverhappen.com is still posting, but the feed URL has changed. So subscribed again.

Seriocomic last posted in 2018. Ride My Pony, gone. Chromasia gave up posting, sometime in 2019 it appears.

Stray Matter, nothing since May 2020. Holy cow I loved Stray Matter. The photos are so good, but the writing was superlative. I wanted to be better than half as good as Stray Matter. Look at this photo and read those words.

Reading back over the comments of previous posts here on Spudooli, I'm both surprised and not that most of the URLs are now dead. Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and Tik Tok are stealing the web away from us. Only today I needed a bit of help installing Typesense to get site search going here to find Slack is their answer to support in lieu of the discussion forum of old. Yeah I can search all that discussion in Slack is hidden from Google that could have got me that answer I needed so much faster. Slack and Discord are not the answer to information. I have written about this before a long time ago, it's not better now.

I will continue my search now for photoblogs long ago loved in the hope I find some still clinging on. I coded an RSS feed yesterday so that anyone still also clinging on to their feed reader and still subscribed might hear my feeble radio call - I'm here still.

The photo
The daughter's cat on their front "lawn".

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Monday, 2 May, 2022 19:38

Captured: 2022:04:30 12:23:40

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  • Yay! Welcome back, Dave! Happy to be seeing and reading your work!
    Darren - Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 10:39
  • Good to see that you're back. It seems that blogs are something that are generally looked after for a few years, and then go into a Zombie state.
    Ken - Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 16:12
  • I'm back and loving being back too. Thanks for your comments Ken and Darren!
    Dave - Saturday, 21 May, 2022 19:51

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