While we hear the main stream media bemoan the advent of blogs, you have to wonder what we missed over the years. This is one reason why garden bloggers are becoming more and more important to the gardening world. They are the ones bringing up subjects that we need to address in our businesses.-Trey, The Blogging Nurseryman
See? this is why I love the blogging world 🙂
Other garden related comments from this morning had to do with the demise of favorite garden magazines. I have mixed feelings on this. In a way, all media is going through a sifting process. As it switches from the patriarchal type of oversight of “what the people need to hear and how they need to hear it” to “the user lets you know what is needed” we are seeing lots of ‘growing pains’. Doug wrote on this phenomenon starting in his post,”What I’ve Learned From Garden Blogging”.
With the addition of Twitter, blogging is quite powerful in moving information and making it widely available. Now, how you want to use it is up to you, but that alone is a tremendous resource for businesses. Data, real time people created data, gives you information on becoming more efficient as a business while becoming more of a service to your customer. That is win-win. That is a beneficial use of technology, I think.
As for magazines, I don’t think they are going away, but I think the refinement process is going to consolidate them into something that people truly want enough to pay for. The age of profligate consumerism is over, and with it the luxury of having many choices that end up as waste. For some that is something to mourn, and for others something to celebrate, but that is our present reality. We are entering a new day in many ways, and I suppose we need to read the horizon to understand what we are going to face today.
But, as gardeners, we ought to be used to that.
Thanks Trey, for again rendering service to the garden blogging community (and others!).