Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I always try to get the CFZ bloggo updated and posted out to everyone by noon, and usually I manage it. On several occasions recently I have been running spectacularly late, and I have always written an apologetic posting explaining why. Invariably, there has been some sort of disaster or emergency here at the CFZ, and my bloggo posting comes over as the ongoing chronicles of one little guy (how anyone could describe me as a little guy is beyond me, but you know what I mean) and his family and friends contra mundum (even when I don't mean it to).

However, today's blog postings are late because I overslept, and then we lost the DVLA Car Tax reminder form. We found the form, and I feel refreshed from having had an involuntary lie-in, and when the chips are down it doesn't really matter that the bloggo is two hours late for once.



Lanette said...

heh we are in such different time zones that it is always on here when I get on the computer. *grin*

G L Wilson said...

...and the CFZ News Blog postings are late today because I had to take another underweight hedgehog to Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital. (This is number 3 now).

I'll get on with them in a minute!

Bigfoot73 said...

Indeed not - for one thing a lot of viewers are at work or otherwise out of the house until teatime, and others are in different timezones anyway.
It's worth the wait :- most other fortean websites only seem to add one or two new items per day, and they're usually grabbed off newspaper sites or somewhere daft like allnewsweb anyway ! Added to which they nearly all take the weekend off.
I don't think anyone would begrudge you making it easier on yourself, especially as you would still be way ahead of the other sites in industriousness!

norman said...

Dillar a dollar a ten o'clock scholar
why must you come so soon.
You used to come at half past ten, now you come at noon!

circa 1800?

Best regards only a month till the days get longer

Syd said...

I think most of us can live with the bloggo being a touch or even a few hours late. I know a few sites that are only updated every few days (or even weeks) and one political site that was last updated in April.