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Behave Yourself! – Rockwatching Blogging Protocal


scan0001, originally uploaded by Mic2006.

Well, Rockwatching has been up and running for a number of years now (5 to be exact) and I believe it has contributed significantly to the interest of people like myself who like caving, rocks, the outdoors, gems and minerals in Ontario.

We are just a few short days from 2011 and I believe it’s high time we made some resolutions -all of usĀ  (you my loyal fellow bloggers as well).

So in the interests of all involved a few ground rules to follow on Rockwatching from now on

1) Lets not carry a personal vendetta onto this site which is meant to be a forum where like minded enthusiasts can interact in a positive way.
2) Lets respect each other and try not to get personal when we are frustrated.
3) Lets respect the basics of conservation and eco-minded thought.
4) Lets not assume stuff we don’t know for sure (hence the survey at the bottom of the post).
5) Lets keep in mind that this is all about enjoyment.
6) Lets keep in mind that just because the topic is on the table, every single aspect that pertains to it is not an open book.
7) Lets respect people who are not on the site, private property, reputations etc. Just because there is discussion of a site or feature does not mean permission has been granted to go there.

8) Lets not get petty, self righteous or important. Stop correcting my grammar, spelling or use of terms. I am a writer at heart and so I believe I can use the language as I please (providing it’s in good taste, or if I choose, not in good taste).

9) Lets not waste my time by having to re-direct you to one of the above rules.

Happy and prosperous 2011 – Mick

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The blogging bunker

The excitement of having my blog up and running again just got a bit much. So in explanation for some of those funky posts last night I would like to say that Monkey Jim (on my lap) and the Rockhound aka. cave dog(floor) had led me astray.

No problem Monkey Jim, your come-uppance will be later this week. The vet will be taking the knife to you and you’ll be barking an octave higher after that.

Strangely the ‘Glen Rothes’ got empty, ‘Tamdhu’ took quite a hit and by about 11:30 I was so desensitized that I even had some ‘Laphroaig’. I usually call this “La Frog”, it has an intense peaty/ iodine impression and I would not knowingly have agreed to purchase it except it was the first bottle I ever bought and now I gotta drink it (just a sip once a year until its gone and then maybe another bottle to punish unruly guests).

It is from this little corner of my house (the blogging Bunker) that I do all my caving posts and also where I have written my soon to be released book – “Tamarindo”.

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