Hello all! First we want to say a big thank you – our new child is growing and doing well! Even though the comments are still coming in a bit sparsely, it seems that many visitors come here just to read the articles or to look things up. That’s as it should be, just don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you do have something to say. Criticism would be as helpful to us as we would love praise 😉 …or miscellaneous bits’n pieces.
There are two new features on the menu we would like to introduce to you:
😎 Firstly, what we call the Volcano (News) Ticker. This is a page were the intention is to leave short notes about freshly started Eruptions. Not every eruption warrants a new post, or is even noticed by us. Mostly they are mentioned in the comments – and those disappear when a new post goes up. And this is where we want your help:
If you hear or read of a volcano erupting that has not been mentioned here yet, pretty please leave a comment either on the regular post or on the Ticker page, telling us about it.
Even if the source is unconfirmed, it gives us a clue and we can watch out. If necessary, after the first mention of an eruption, we can add a few important updates to it.
The general aim is to have a page with short and to the point information for readers who just hop in to get a quick update on what has happened since last time. Check it out HERE.
😎 Secondly, we also have readers who like to dwell a while, read here a bit, look there a bit, and try a riddle if so inclined. For them, we have of course the weekly session with Matt, our Riddle Master. But what if those are solved? From now on there will be additionally a permanent page with small “Name the Volcano” riddles. And to make it not too easy, the images are altered to a… well… infrared-like look. You can come and go whenever you like and solve a riddle or two. The points awarded are the same as in the weeklies, two for every identified volcano, and, after clues were provided, just one. These NtV riddles are HERE.
Also, our Glossary of volcanic terms has begun to grow. If you wish a certain term included there, just say so in a comment. You find the Glossary HERE.
We wish you a great time, both here on the Volcano Hotspot and in your Real Life. Spring is coming to everyone on the northern half of our world, enjoy it and take a few snaps for us… maybe “First Anemonas of this Spring on Rope Lava Bed”…or so 🙂 (The others please send a pic of “Colorful autumn leaves on Pillow Lava Ground” 🙂 )