Frequently Asked Questions

What is this place? Network is a group of affiliated blogs whose authors post about nature and biodiversity, grassroots environmentalism, and related topics. We’re building a community of like-minded (though not hive-minded) sibling blogs.

Do you have RSS feeds, Facebook, Twitter, or other ways of keeping track of new posts?

We have a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and a group RSS feed. You can also subscribe to Network by email.

What kind of blogs can belong to Network?

Blogs by grassroots activists, wildlife biologists, naturalists, essayists, fire-breathers, contemplative sorts, urban rural and wilderness residents, photographers and artists.

How long have you been around?

We’ve been launching slowly but surely since December 2012, adding a few new bloggers here and there, and ironing out the kinks behind the scenes.

What’s involved in being a Network blogger?

Your blog resides on our server, and you’ll have a URL like You have a link in your top navigation menu linking to the main network page, and a widget or two linking to your sibling blogs in the sidebar. You help decide whether prospective new additions to the network are a good fit, you avoid creating a huge drain on network resources by uploading 500-megabyte files and malicious scripts, and you treat your fellow network denizens with kindness.

Can I join?

Maybe! Existing Network bloggers approve prospective new additions by consensus. Send Chris Clarke an email at with any questions you might have, and include links to your blog.

Can I join without moving my blog to your server?

If you’re starting a new blog, then we’ll be happy to consider it. Otherwise, there isn’t really a way for us to add you.

Do I have to learn complicated and confusing software to join?

We’re using WordPress, which is one of the easier content management systems to learn and use.

Can I move my posts from my old blog?

That depends on what software your previous blog uses. Many different content management systems can be imported just fine into WordPress. Some aren’t as easy to export from. (ExpressionEngine in particular is pesky.) But for the most part, we should be able to move your old posts and comments here.

If I join, can I bring my old domain name with me?

We may well be able to point your domain name at your new front page here. We probably won’t be able to make sure all links to your old posts stay the same, though.