Sunday, August 01, 2010
You Might Be A Gardening Geek: Blogging Edition
You consider your digital camera an essential gardening tool because while you are out in the garden, you just might see something that cries out to be shared on your blog. After all, that zinnia is so pretty and it only exists for a moment in time in just that light. Bonus points if you have more than one digital camera.
You mark your calendar with various days for special posts such as Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, Foliage Follow up, Wildflower Wednesday, Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day, etc. Bonus points if you are the originator of one of these garden bloggers’ memes.
When your friends see some garden-y thing somewhere, they tell you about it and suggest that you blog about it. Bonus points if you have done just that.
You’ve gotten on an airplane or driven to the big city to join up for a garden bloggers’ get together. Bonus points if you’ve been to all three U.S. events so far: Austin in 2008, Chicago in 2009, and Buffalo in 2010. Double bonus points if you’ve organized one of these events. Triple quadruple bonus points if you’ve traveled from the United States to England to meet garden bloggers there. (Then subtract those triple quadruple bonus points plus one because we are all green-eyed with envy, Gail and Frances!)
You've made hortonnections through garden blogging that you would have never made otherwise. Bonus points if one of those connections with other garden bloggers resulted in a song about your garden by the singing garden blogger, Annie in Austin.
You are one shy of 1,500 posts on your blog and are writing a list about why you might be a blogging gardening geek, even though you’ve written 20 other posts about why you might be a gardening geek. For that 1,500th post, you are considering if it should be a guest post by the garden fairies, a dialogue with Dr. Hortfreud, or maybe answers to gardening questions from Hortense Hoelove.
Or maybe it should be a meeting of The Society or SGAFO or something more useful like a review of a new hoe? Or maybe I should come up with something about gardening to embrace? Or maybe it should be just the regular weekly update letter on the garden to Dee in Oklahoma and Mary Ann in Idaho and gardening friends everywhere?
Yes, you might be a blogging gardening geek. I know I am.
Next up, garden blog post number 1,500…