The Right Blue's First Birthday

Bispira brunneaThe Right Blue has a birthday coming up this week. Launched on July 15, 2007, The Right Blue is now one year old. To celebrate the blog's first year, we thought it would be fun to present a review of some highlights of the past 12 months, which we will do during the coming week.

By the way, we chose the photo at right for this birthday post because we thought it looked festive -- like a party favor. [Click on the photo to enlarge.]

Bobbie shot this macro photo of Social Feather Dusters (Bispira brunnea) off West Caicos, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In case you are wondering about these creatures, they are annelid worms. They live inside those calcareous tubes, which they secrete, and they feed by extending those fluffy 'feather duster' parts to catch particles. You can see that some of the worms have retracted their 'feathers' into their tubes. (They're going to miss the birthday party!)

So then, back to the year-end review. Some of our regular readers have been with us since The Right Blue began, but we know we have acquired many new readers along the way, too. Some of those newer readers may not know much of the background about who we are, and how The Right Blue came to be. As a review, here are a few links to articles that will serve to explain some things about us, and about the project that came to be called The Right Blue:

About 'The Right Blue' - July 15, 2007

Prologue: How 'The Right Blue' project came about - July 16, 2007

Prologue: Our training as divers - July 20, 2007

Prologue: The supporting cast - August 1, 2007

Learning underwater photography -- The easy parts - August 5, 2007

Since you've asked: Answers to readers' questions - November 1, 2007

More to follow - including a collection of some of our favorite photos from The Right Blue, which we will post for Wordless Wednesday, this week and next.

17 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your posts and photos. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  2. Thank you, Sheila.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  3. Happy birthday!

    -Your regular reader from East Berlin, Connecticut (and frequent visitor to the Big Island)

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  4. Happy Blog-day!

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  5. Congratulations, Bobbie and Jerry! I've just read your faq entry, and the one outlining your experience. And now you've been sharing that passion with blog readers for a year. Good stuff!

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  6. Thank you, Laura, Chris and Lavender. We know that you've been following our stories for awhile now, but don't worry -- we haven't run out of stories or photos yet. ;-}

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  7. As a regular reader of the Right Blue, I would have felt bad to have missed your birthday. Congratulations to both of you for keeping the fun and education about ocean life coming our way.

    Mahalo for Bobbie's guest posts on our Best Hawaii vacation blog. Our visitors love those! Hope you can come back soon for another one.

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  8. Happy Birthday! If it wasn't for your love of diving and sharing your experiences there are things I would never see. I'm so glad I found your blog and that I can come here to dive without actually diving. Thank YOU for letting me live vicariously through you.
    :-)

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  9. Thank you, 2sweet. You can come diving with us vicariously any time! ;-}

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  10. This is such a informative post.

    Wish you a Happy Blog Birthday!

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  11. Thank you, Indrani.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  12. Happy "Blogiversary!"
    We're happy to have found your site, and enjoy the photography and the stories as well.

    Quite a coincidence, our anniversary at CatSynth is coming up this week, too :)

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  13. You have done a wonderful job on this blog Bobbie, congrats on the one year mark most go away by now, but you presented us with great content and imagery and that will keep you up and going for quite a while I believe !!

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  14. @ Catsynth - Thank you, and happy blogiversary to you (and Luna), too.

    @ Bernie - Thank you so much for the kind words. We've enjoyed your input as a regular reader of The Right Blue

    Bobbie & Jerry

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  15. A perfect photo for a celebration - you could not have chosen better! Your blog is one of my favorites - your photos and adventures all come to life with your stories - keep up the good work!

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  16. Thank you, Kathy. I think you've been with us from the start (or close to it!). We really appreciate the enthusiasm and support you have shown for The Right Blue.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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We welcome your comments and invite your questions. Dialogue is a good thing!

Bobbie & Jerry