When I started blogging in February 2006, I had no idea I’d still be so passionate about it 6 years, or even a couple of years, later. But blogging has introduced me to so many friends (online and offline), helped me build my garden design business, spurred the establishment of the annual Garden Bloggers Fling (hosted this year in Asheville, North Carolina), and even helped me land a book deal (see my Facebook page, Lawn Alternatives, for more info)!
Blogging can be whatever you want it to be: a personal record of your garden, a way to converse with other plant geeks, a vehicle to engage your customers, a place for you to rhapsodize about your favorite plants or dish the dirt on the gardening world. With the rise of Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest, I don’t know what the future holds for blogs. Will they one day seem outdated and struggle for readership like so many gardening magazines and newspaper columns? I sure hope not. There’s still nothing like a blog for sharing real-life information, inspiring photos, and the gardener’s hard-won wisdom and giddy delight, and the back-and-forth conversations that blogging allows through reader comments are still valuable.
So thank you, dear reader, for your continuing interest! And thanks to the many other garden bloggers and commenters for keeping the conversation going and continuing to inspire me!
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