This is the 1,000th post on my blog.
Who could have imagined where this walk down the garden blogging path would take me, and take many of us garden bloggers?
I started this blog “officially” on September 26, 2004. In my first blog post, I wrote about wanting to mow the lawn and about deciding what to put in my empty terrarium. I am still writing about mowing the lawn and my terrarium is still empty, showing that maybe not much has changed since that first post.
Well, some things have changed. I did start slowly with the blog. In fact, sometime before that first post, I actually started another blog but ended up deleting it. I guess I didn’t like it. It was like a plant you just have to have in your garden, but once you plant it, you decide you don’t like it after all, so you rip it out and toss it aside.
And at first I wasn’t very consistent in posting on my blog. Through 2004 and 2005, I posted a grand total of nine times. But something must have happened in January 2006, because from that point forward, I started posting more frequently and now here I am writing this 1,000th post.
In between post one and post 1,000, a lot has happened on my blog and in real life. I don’t know what I thought would happen once I started my blog, but I can tell you I was and am still surprised by all the good things that have come from garden blogging.
That’s why today, on the occasion of this 1,000th post, I encourage all gardeners to embrace garden blogging for a happier life. Why?
You’ll connect with other gardeners who are as passionate and enthralled with gardening as you are.
You’ll get answers to some of life’s greatest gardening questions from other garden bloggers.
You’ll be encouraged by others in your gardening endeavors, be they a few plants in a humble container or a massive estate garden covering acres of land.
You’ll feel less self-conscious about being a gardening geek or just a tiny bit eccentric with your gardening, when you find out through garden blogs that others are the same way, or nearly so.
You’ll have a more enriching gardening experience because of new friendships with other gardeners, friendships that transcend geography and cyperspace.
You’ll increase your overall understanding of the plant world as you see what blooms from month to month in different parts of the world.
You’ll be able to put your own challenges of location, climate, and soil into perspective as you read about the challenges that other gardeners face where they garden.
You’ll discover that there really are garden fairies and some very nice gardeners out there, too.
I would like to thank all the garden bloggers and others who have stopped by here at May Dreams Gardens, leaving comments and emails along the way that were always encouraging, helpful and supportive through all the seasons of this blog.
May all your flowers bloom when you need them most and may your own garden sustain you for years to come!