Who can explain the social aspect of garden blogging?
There are no rules for blogging, and bloggers can do whatever pleases them.
And what seems to please many garden bloggers is to interact with other garden bloggers in ways other than just leaving comments on each others blogs.
We seek one another out. We want to compare blooms in our gardens, we want to share about gardening books we are reading, we want to commiserate when weather/bugs/rabbits affect our gardens, we want to get ideas from each other.
Perhaps it is because so many of us garden alone and don’t know nearly enough gardeners in real life so we have a desire to connect with other gardeners online?
Garden designer and writer Elizabeth Lawrence was renowned for writing letters back and forth with other gardeners to compare notes on flowers and bloom times and the how-to’s of gardening. So perhaps we are just doing what gardeners have always done, using online methods of communication?
Regardless of how or why, there is no denying that there is a social aspect to garden blogging. Gardeners do want to connect with one another, through comments left on blogs, through emails, and even face to face. And once connected, they forge strong bonds with one another.
Do other kinds of bloggers make this same connection and have this social aspect?
Why do you participate in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day or the Garden Bloggers Book Club? Why did so many of us want to meet face to face at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling?
I turn the comments section over to all garden bloggers to provide their answers and insight.