Sandhill Crane, © Photo by Steve Kaye

The Blog That Refused to Appear | Feb 2019


Why Would a Blog Refuse to Appear


Sandhill Crane, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: "The Blog That Refused to Appear"

Sandhill Crane, Waiting to Take off, at Bosque del Apache, NM


Once upon a time in a land so very near, there was a blog that refused to appear.

The author wrote, rewrote, and rewrote. But the blog refused to appear.

The author fretted, fussed, and fumed. But the blog refused to appear.

The author walked, waited, and worried. But the blog refused to appear.

Finally, in exasperation, the author asked the blog, “Why do you refuse to appear?”


Sandhill Crane, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: "The Blog That Refused to Appear"

Sandhill Crane, Preparing to Take Off, at Bosque del Apache, NM


And the blog replied, “Because I’m not you.”

“How so?” the author asked.

“Your purpose is to inspire respect for Nature, convey loving kindness, and show ways to live better. If you write about anything else, it will refuse to appear.”

“Ah ha!” the author exclaimed. “So I need to be true to my purpose.”

“Indeed,” the blog replied. “Consistency is the key to good writing as well as to successful living.”

So the author wrote this story and added three special photos. “Look at this,” the author said.

And now the blog agreed to appear.


Sandhill Crane, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: "The Blog That Refused to Appear"

Sandhill Crane, Taking Off, at Bosque del Apache, NM


Much success,

Steve Kaye

Note: Your purpose matters because it defines who you are. And when you are consistent, everything works better.

So take a moment to reflect upon who you are.


Find More at:

Wing Flaps and the Meaning of Flight – A favorite with an important point.

Your Signature – You put this on everything that you do.

First Choice – Success begins with this.

Embrace Hardship – Special photo taken on this trip


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.

Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.

✅ The Trust for Public Land

✅ American Bird Conservancy

Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation


You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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8 Comments
  • Teri Rider
    Posted at 22:28h, 14 February

    How fun! I love the photos of the crane. Perfect.

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 03:50h, 15 February

    Lovely blog. I’m glad it did finally appear. And the photos.

  • Brigitte Noel
    Posted at 08:22h, 15 February

    Loved it, such a powerful message in so few words. A haiku of a blog with pics.

  • Tracie Hall
    Posted at 17:18h, 15 February

    Beautiful bird pics (but that’s no surprise considering the source), and GREAT story.

  • Stacy Russo
    Posted at 20:14h, 15 February

    I loved this!

  • Archie McLellan
    Posted at 07:24h, 18 February

    Love it! Thank you so much – as always.

  • Kathryn Grace
    Posted at 00:19h, 28 February

    Thank you Steve. Thank you for these thoughts, which I take to heart. Thank you for these photos, which remind me to breathe deeply. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement. You are ever a beacon.

  • Norma Holt
    Posted at 03:41h, 26 March

    Beautiful images again, Steve So glad to have found you again. Enjoyed the storyline as well. Keep up the good work. I look forward to the next blog.

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