Do you ever feel that reading certain blogs is a compilation of triviality? I know sometimes, I feel that about my own blog. (I don’t mean this post to be about any blog I read or comment on, so don’t get paranoid readers!)
The main problem is there is not a lot new in “gardening”. For a beginning gardener there is a wealth of information, but for the experienced, not so much.
Plants are new, but a plant tag of a locally grown plant tells you all you need to know generally. GWGT takes you to gardens around the world where I try to write commentary of design interest with each garden I visit. But that is getting a bit tiresome from my perspective. Well designed gardens the world over are not always that much different in design since design principles are used in their creation. I like showing and explaining good garden/planting ideas though!
While posting on gardening more, I have been posting less frequently in general, but do try to avoid the trivial (but not always) and pointless in my own posts and in the reading of others. I want to see something I don’t know, something of great beauty, or something of great interest.
How much of that can one possibly get from a home garden blogged about every week? I pretty much have shelved you seeing my own garden for this reason. There are years and years of 1000 posts to see already. I am also redesigning a portion of my garden again.
Some blog posts are becoming more and more like Facebook postings in triviality it seems. A picture here and there with little reading of substance. Great if that how one wants to blog, but myself, I find this a waste of time. I too have wasted readers time talking about the drought we have been having.
Even photography is taking a backseat in quality. I have to admit being lethargic on photography myself, especially when doing garden photography, even shots of large gardens. How many macro flowers does one need to see, especially at this time of year? I try to show gardens as a whole, not a flower at a time.
When I am Trivial
Since I just posted on raising a Monarch, I guess that borders on trivial as far as gardening goes since no advice or tips were included. And the post on my garden through the month talks a lot about the lack of rain here. A bit trivial to other places around the rest of the country, especially those which experienced flood conditions.
This month’s garden post just mentioned having lots of flowers and again, the lack of rain. So what besides the photos is of interest on posts? Should they start a meaningful discussion? Or at least say more than a weather report?
Photos, yes, those photos…
When did I lose my enthusiasm for garden photography? I can’t really say. I love visiting gardens, I love talking design and doing design – and I love taking photos in general, though, not of my own garden any longer. I am sure there will be garden images to come, but likely not for a while.
There are such important things happening out there in the world today, and too many people just bury their heads in the sand sometimes. There are too many pressing issues worth discussing and too many places to see worth seeing.
This is not a travel, landscape, photography, birding, or wildlife blog even though I post on these topics often, but I find them far more compelling a subject to discuss or photograph. My interests and passion for nature vary, so does the variety of postings.
See the World even if that World is Only a Few Miles Away
More on a visit to the UK up next. I bet I tell you something you did not know. I don’t want you bored like some old-fashioned slide-show people are forced to watch at a family reunion, so I add something I learned while abroad.
How is garden blogging for you? Tired of blogging or still pumped to put out post after post on your garden? With what is going on in this world, I feel a bit trivial talking about a garden. How about you? I’ll warn you next post I do that has nothing of interest, Trivial Time…