The garden bloggers get together again for the Garden Bloggers Fling in San Fransisco in a few days. I write a lot on blogging and thought I would post the eight links with my thoughts on this very interesting hobby.
Every blogger does not see blogging, or even gardening, in the same way. Some do it just for fun, others make it a profession. I do it just because it is a fun way to be creative and look at gardening through nature.
Oh, and since it is the start of the garden walk season here with over one thousand open gardens, it is a way to share the gardening wealth in my area. The Lewiston GardenFest just wrapped up for the weekend, but I could not attend this year. There are 16 more garden walks coming, so I will have much for you to see in upcoming posts.
Blogging is rewarding and entertaining, and I met some pretty great people, some from varied genres of blogging too.
What you find on the web is a lot of advice on blogging. Most is rhetoric and not helpful.
Most advice concerns making money and generating views at any cost. But what they don’t often address is QUALITY. “Experts” should address quality.
I looked at what makes a blog boring or interesting and why people blog among other things in the posts I have listed.
Everybody seems to want people reading their blogs, but it is not all about money-making or yapping on Facebook. Like in this post, I posted something you don’t see very often. Not the poppies, but how and who planted them.
Check out my posts on these issues. The comment response was very helpful as well.
- Is Garden Blogging Dead?
- My May Garden – Testing a Flinging Theory
- It Had To Happen Sometime – ‘Beware’ Fellow Petunias
- Secret Life of a Boring Blog
- What attracts YOU to the blogs you read?
- Surfacing 500 Times
- Blogging with Value or a Snarkfest to Make you Think?
- Why Blog
All poppy photographs (except one) are images of poppies that surround a local baseball park. Fields and fields of them too.
Is it not amazing what a local town government can do to benefit the greater community and feed the pollinators to boot? Just like blogging, a community and field of poppies can benefit the many that make it up.
So however one approaches blogging, it is in their own individual, creative way. If they choose to avoid the circus and fanfare, great. We don’t need all the advice to make our blogs make us money, make us friends, make us soar the charts of popularity. All we need is readers that come and care. Our responsibility is just to make what they come for what they want to see. And for those wondering the symbolism of the images?…I’ll let you ponder that one.
While I am away, I will have photos from the public gardens in the greater Philadelphia region each day. Take a look at a place that would make a great Garden Bloggers Fling meet one day. If I move back to PA, I would be glad to help organize it. Next post, we look back at the gardens of the Fling in Asheville.