This is just a quick administrative post on the status of Jetson Green. I’m pleased to announce that Jetson Green has come upon two major milestones: (1) passing the 100,000 unique visitors threshold + (2) passing the one year mark in existence. As another interesting note, this post is number 400 for Jetson Green. I’m proud of these achievements, but I want to thank the readers of Jetson Green. We’re currently hovering around 900 readers in the feed, so this website is becoming considerable in reach. As you can see from the graph below, it just keeps growing and improving. I think these numbers are incredible, especially because this is a one-person endeavor and we haven’t hit the front page of digg (or similar).
I just want to kick out a shout to the group over at Lighter Footstep that took time to look at the state of the green blogosphere and come up with a list of good green blogs to read. With the blogosphere as large as it is, there’s always room for error in generating a list, but I think LF did a nice job. Feel free to pop over and read about each one. Importantly, the list goes beyond the big-time green blogs such as Treehugger, EcoGeek, AutoBlogGreen, and Inhabitat. These are the leaders of green blogging. Other than JG, I’ve included links to the other nine:
- Daily Fuel Economy Tip
- Frugal for Life
- Green Options
- Maria Energia
- No Impact Man
- The Sietch Blog
- Vegetarian Meal Plans
Click below the fold to hear what Lighter Footstep had to say about Jetson Green:
I started Jetson Green using the Blogger platform, but quickly came to realize that I wouldn’t be able to manipulate the design as needed. So I took all the articles and switched them to Typepad, the service I’m using now. I call that stage of the blog "Jetson Green v1.0." After about 10 months with this service, I’ve tried to tweak things here and there. Today, however, you’ll notice that I’ve given the old blog a new face. We’ll try it out and see how it goes. I’ve been wanting to throw both sidebars to the right side, and today I figured out how to do that. I have more changes in store, but today’s changes are likely the most visual of what you will see in the future. I hope you like the design, but as always, the #1 goal is to have good content…have a good weekend.
I was blown away when I found out about this online blog at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s called From the Ground Up and the journal is tracking Jason Hammond’s quest to build a unique, modern home in the Twin Cities. The blog also includes information from the project’s architect, Michael Huber, and the project’s builder, Corey Benedict. From the Ground Up has become a huge success, with people of all backgrounds and interests chiming in to figure out what it takes to live in something modern + green. What I really like about the blog, however, is the pragmatic approach to building green. For many of us, myself included, it’s expensive to get into a well-designed, green home. So the process from beginning to end must be comprehensive and calculated, especially if you don’t want to waste money. From the Ground Up will "consider the balance between [Hammond's] family’s needs, the project costs, and the environmental considerations that go along with new home building." I already like what I see and can’t wait to continue reading about their home as it approaches completion. Via rolu | dsgn.
[Run time: 1:09 min.]I found this blog dinking around with my Blackberry’s feedreader software. David Hunter has a blog called "Nashville Modern Prefab," and he’s documenting his experience trying to build a modern Hive Modular home near downtown Nashville. For anyone that’s interested in some of the hurdles of getting approvals, etc., for a non-traditional home, this is a great blog to scan over. Check the video above, which is a 3D rendering of Hunter’s future home. Hope the approvals finally come through! For those of you that like Hive Modular’s work, you may enjoy some of the videos and links below.