Yes, People May End Up Reading Your Blog, So Write Well!

My very first blog posts were horrendous. I began writing at Blogger, and never did get the hang of it. The platform was difficult for me to understand, and then I heard about WordPress. I found it easier to write there, and it’s where my main blogs live. It didn’t mean I could write any…

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…

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…

The Importance of Writing a Note

Sending personal, hand-written notes to friends seems to be a thing of the past for most people. In fact the younger generation would probably never think to do such a thing. With instant messaging, smart phones and the speed of the internet connecting us instantaneously, it may seem too “old school” to pick up a…

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…