Skip way down for some announcements... Is there something special we should do on the last day of the month? Back on November 1, I wrote how people used to say "Rabbit, Rabbit" before hopping out of bed on the first day of the month. (Or maybe they say "rabbit" three times? Regardless, don't forget to do it tomorrow, because yes, November is nearly over!) What rituals do people have on the last day of the month? I did an exhaustive 10-second search and those first few links looked a … [Read more...] about For the Last Day of a Month…
First, find an interesting picture. Second, decide what kind of story it's going to tell. This particular picture has several possible stories in it. Front and center is the story of my second children's book, The Halloween Hare, which is coming up on its one-year anniversary. Book-aversary? Is that what they call it? I'm doing a little bit to promote it this fall because when you write a book around a holiday, people will generally buy it around that holiday. My tagline this … [Read more...] about How to Write a Garden Blog Post
I'm over here now. Here is my author website on Wordpress. With a tiny bit (a lot) of help, we moved all those 2,891 posts from Blogger over here to Wordpress. I posted on Blogger one last time yesterday with a post that was sort of designed to get you to click and head over here. Why? Because if you still want to get emails whenever I post on my blog, you need to sign up again. The old RSS feed that you probably signed up for 10 plus years ago isn't going to make the transition. … [Read more...] about Over here. I’m over here now!
When you post about gardening on Facebook...Look, everyone, at my pretty flower. Like, like, like, screech, what's that? Oh, I almost got runover by that political ad. Wasn't expecting that! It's no one I'd ever vote for. They aren't even in my district! I'm going to just scroll past that and hey, are those some nice looking shoes or what? I didn't know I needed new shoes! And oh my goodness, I didn't know it was that person's birthday! Happy Birthday! I wonder who that person is? How did … [Read more...] about Garden Talk on Facebook
If you've ever sat and stared at your computer wondering what to post on your garden blog, or any blog, then this is the post for you!I'm going to give you five ideas that you can use anytime on your own garden blog to make an engaging post.Idea number one is to sow some seeds. Well, not actual seeds, but symbolic seeds. Seeds equal ideas. Share some of your ideas about gardening and see if they germinate with others. For example, you might share what you put into your fall containers to inspire … [Read more...] about Five Ideas for Garden Blog Posts
"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 … [Read more...] about “I don’t know what to blog about”