Best of Blogging, Be Yourself

Since I do a lot of blogging, I thought I’d begin a series of posts about blogging.  If you look around the internet, you will find lots of bad blogs.  And of course there are many great blogs.  Those great blogs are fun to read because they are written by people who write about what…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

This Hydrangea Blog: 2013 Review

WordPress is an easy and fun place to write. Believe me, I don’t always enjoy writing, but I have to do it to promote my business. And I like to do it to share my interests. I’ve written at Google, but had a much harder time navigating that blog. AT the end of the year…

Gardening: Now it’s Moving Fast

As I walk around the yard getting photos of what’s growing, I realize how fast things are changing. The potatoes planted in the fabric pot are now huge. The zucchini and cucumber seedlings (they are in this photo) are now twice the size they were.  Many of the tomatoes now have little yellow flowers. And…

Is It Worth It To Blog?

Quite often when I check the blog stats I get a bit depressed. Gardening blogs are numerous. So many of us love to garden and share our backyard adventures, but at the same time gardeners know everything other gardeners know – don’t they? So why read someone elses blog when you already know it? This…

Pictures Make a Reader Happy

Going a bit off the subject of hydrangeas for a minute, I want to do a post about writing. If you blog, but don’t take the time to add a picture to your post, you will most likely lose the reader right off the bat.  The photo is what grabs the reader and makes them…

About Me

My online journey began back in 2007 when life circumstances demanded I find a way to earn some income – any income would be of benefit.  At the time I had a 10 year old son to care for and a 19 year old daughter in college who also lived with me.   This is…