March 12, 2008
BLOTANICAL IS WHERE GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM !
Just as America is the greatest country in the world, Blotanical is the world's greatest garden blog directory :). Geez what some people will say to get a star ! All kidding aside, since I've become a member last December I have watched Blotanical grow and my blog along with it.
Blotanical has opened up a whole new world filled with bloggers from all walks of life and interests, all unique in their perspectives . I have made a lot of " virtual " friends as the younger generation dubs them and even got to meet Joyce from Muum'smusings when she visited Chicago recently.
In all honesty the one thing I don't like about Blotanical is the most popular user feature. You may have noticed that I was at the top of the list for quite some time but dropped out. The reason why is that I was just mindlessly picking every single post and loggin in and out to rack up points. Stuart has written about this issue on the News feature of Blotanical and while his reasoning may be logical to his way of thinking, it isn't to mine. As for me , the old saw " It's not whether you win or lose it's how you play the game " will be my motto from now on.
Even picking favorite posts is difficult because we have such a selection of professional writers, celebrities, amateurs and just plain passionate gardeners that love to write . It's almost like being a judge at a beauty contest and having to select one of the beauties.
I do want to thank Stuart for all the tremendous work he's done in putting up Blotanical and I know that he has a lot more brilliant ideas in store for us as it grows.
So can I get my star now, Stuart ?