I found this the other day at Artful Greens get-your-slow-blog-button-here Click thru for links, to the manifesto, to a New York Times article, and to The Button which I love. Slow Blogging is one answer to the dilemma of no time, what shall I write about, but I want to Be IN The Garden?!
A good sandwich needs - a little mustard, some relish, a spoonful of salsa, bit of chutney, garnish of bitter herbs, dash of pepper … your choice. These were two sharp biting comments, about Blotanical’s new Picks, that stuck to my sandwich. No names, no links here.
Blotanical is just about ad revenue. Naïve and foolish?! We’re not talking Google here. We are talking one man, with a day job, and a family Who is Blotanical's Stuart? I find it a little amusing that while this site is costing me $1000's per month to run with very little revenue. Nobody wants to pay for this site yet everyone's very happy to use it. To be honest, if most people feel this way then it would mean Blotanical would probably fold.
Then the ungracious and ungrateful - I used Blotanical when my blog was new, to get readers. Now I’ve GOT the readers. I’m out of here. And my mama never taught me to say thank you. Or that however much you appreciated mentoring and support then, there is NO Way YOU are going to mentor or give support to the next lot. They can battle on without my help.
Now we need the second slice of good bread to take away that bitter aftertaste. Meet four bloggers who have found an elegant solution to the no-time-what-shall-I-write-about-problem.
Torontogardens - is a blog by two sisters, Helen and Sarah. Originally from Battersby. From my little plattelandse dorpie - country town to their Big City with its beautiful blooming skyscrapers. From blue skies and sunny in South Africa, to winter and snow. Wind chill factor is not a joke (to me, sorry) but part of the weather forecast. If you stay out longer than … your face will fall off. And what stays in my mind is - 'Toronto Gardens is both a noun and a verb'. Scrap Honesty-Ten untrue things about us
TmouseCmouse Town Mouse and Country Mouse. Two friends, one in the city, the other in the country. Here I have that Mediterranean climate in common. Country Mouse has the same issues of wildfire and invasive aliens (she is the one who attacks my beloved Oxalis with a blowtorch in desperation). Town Mouse has a garden filled with Californian natives. A very special garden, which has just been groomed and polished, to open to the public. I can’t be there, but I can, revel in her pictures. Garden-tour-preview
(No pictures here today, because blogspot editor is being singularly unhelpful! Again. This just in - there is a problem with the SEACOM undersea cable, pushing South Africa a bit further back, in an even longer queue.)
Words by Diana of Elephant's Eye