February 18, 2008

PLEASE VISIT GARDEN BLOGGER NO. 300


How does it feel to be garden blogger no. 300 in the category of the " Most Visited Garden Blogs " this week ? Well I visited her and she was just as good, or BETTER than those ranked among the top 10.

My point is that we are all gardening-crazy bloggers that love to write about what is important to us. Let's shake up this Blotanical world and give more credit to those who don't get to be the " favorites " or " most visited " this week !

Forgive me but I am the middle child that is often ignored and therefore I tend to sympathize with the underdog. I'm hoping that the " first shall be last and the last shall be first " for a change !

Don't be conformists, y'all ! This is a revolution that calls for a change. Start at the bottom and go to the top.

20 comments:

  1. great idea Carolyn , I hope many of the other gardening bloggers follow your idea and start at the bottom or halfway ,

    Starting a blog is so easy but getting other people to visit and even more important to comment on your words or pictures is so hard.

    The only advice I can give which is how my wife and I built up our own local communities is to visit other bloggers with similar interests and take the time to comment on their posts and if they come and visit you and make a comment then take the time to say thanks and acknowledge them .

    The problem with most directories is the listings are based on number of visitors so it can be very soul destroying unless you make that little extra effort in both your posts and building a community

    steve

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  2. Ok---I'm game. I love this idea. See ya there!

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  3. Thanks, the powerguides. I hope others will join in commenting on worthy postings.

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  4. Hi Anna,

    Come join the us and start a new game.

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  5. I posted to three of them and two I actually could not understand a word they spoke--but who cares right? Gardening is a universal language. You are very thoughtful!

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  6. Awesome, Carolyn! Seriously. More of us shoulda thunka this before. Congrats for the brainwave (and for being the middle child, too.)

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  7. I completely agree, poor little middle child. ;-> The popularity contest aspect of blotanical is self perpetuating, the top blogs are the easiest to find and click on, keeping them at the top, even if they don't post regularly. It is amazing the talented writers, photographers and gardeners out there, not enough time to view them all. Let's start at the bottom, I'm with you!

    Frances at Faire Garden

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  8. I make a point of visiting the newest blogs that are entered at Blotancial, and leave them a welcome message. All blogs are a joy to read, and I love the photos of all the spring blooms popping up, everywhere it seems but in my garden.

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  9. I've done that a few times- started at the "back" 300 and worked my way forward. There are many blogs that haven't been added to in months, but there's a good number that are great reads.

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  10. Thanks, Crafty. Glad to know that you are being so welcoming to the newcomers.

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  11. Thanks, Jim. I did notice some blogs don't post frequently but the ones that do have some great posts.

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  12. carolyn: This is a great idea. I have been doing this for a while now - finding some great blogs with wonderful information. I only wish I had more time to read every single one.

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  13. Do ya'll post to the one's in a foreign language. I try to figure out what they are saying. Some words jump right out at ya and are common to all languages. I post on them anyway--especially if they have a pic that interest me. I'm guessing our fearless leader wouldn't let a blog on here that is using bad words---cause I was just thinking---what if I'm responding to someone who just told me off--lol.

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  14. Me too, Meems. Thanks for commenting.

    Funny, Anna. It's Greek to me as the old saying goes.

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  15. Jodi and Jim,

    Thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it.

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  16. Great idea! I agree, we tend to click on the ones at the top, therefore, keeping them there. (I understand, I am a middle child too).

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  17. I don't use Blotanical to visit blogs I already know, except when I'm "picking" posts that I've enjoyed. Instead, I use my feed reader to keep up with old favorites.

    I generally find new bloggers by following their comments at Digging or on other blogs back to their own sites.

    But I took your advice and bopped over to visit number 300. You're right---her blog is lovely, and I left her a little hello (and a request to enable non-Blogger comments for us non-Blogger folks).

    Thanks for pointing out that lesser known blogs can still be great reading.

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  18. You're welcome, Pam. Thanks for visiting no. 300 and leaving a little hello.

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  19. Carolyn Gail, I want to comment again about going to the end to read and leave notes. The last blog, number 303 was written by the son of a deceased blogger. It was so moving to read his post of his mother's story. Excellent, as most of them are. I have to remember to go to the back, instead of always looking for the latest by my faves.

    Frances at Faire Garden

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  20. I read the blog you are speaking of. It was very touching. I used to read her blog before she passed.

    Thanks for visiting.

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