“I don’t know what to blog about” is a familiar lament amongst garden bloggers.
I hope that does not apply to the 15th of every month when I host Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day here on my blog. Not familiar with it?
Surely you jest! I’ve been hosting this meme since about 2007. I think that’s when it started. I know it was a long-time ago in an Internet age before “social media” ran over blogs and took away many bloggers’ mojo.
(Side note: Today is Day 23 of my digital detox. I’ve not looked at any social media for over three weeks. I’m just about halfway through to the end of the digital detox on September 7th. Will I be going back to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook then? If you asked me today, the answer is no. Ask me again on September 7th.)
Anyway, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is tomorrow and I’ve been out taking pictures for it. In a few hours, I’m also going to attempt to grab some video of bees all over some flowers because it appears that the “new, improved” Blogger now allows you to upload videos right to your blog. If it doesn’t work, I’ll go the round-about way of posting the video to YouTube first.
In other news, as they say, I’ve just updated the colors on my blog so they more closely match the colors on my author website, to the extent I could. No one, me included, thinks it would be a good idea to forklift this blog and its archive of well over 2,500 posts to the author website. I think that would be like to trying to cram <<insert the name of a big garden of your choice, like perhaps the Lurie Garden in Chicago>> into a suburban backyard.
It isn’t going to happen.
But what is going to happen, I hope, is that you will read this post, and wherever you are, you’ll write a post tomorrow (or the day after or the day after) for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day which always takes place here on the 15th. (Except that one time I forgot… oops.)
See you tomorrow!
(And if you don’t know what podcasts to listen to, you know I’m going to recommend The Gardenangelists, where Dee Nash and I talk about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt.)
If you need any other recommendations, just holler!