That is a pretty silly question, don’t you think? Kind of sounds delusional on this side of the new millienium, but in the quest to make this blog a better value for a readers time spent…. I was thinking about the “mission” and the “elevator pitch” statements that might describe the efforts here and came up with a few thoughts ( and one crazy title question!)
To define those non-garden terms you have to look at Probloggers task #1 for the “31 days to a better blog” exercise. We wrote our garden mission statements awhile back, and now I am thinking of this garden blog’s mission statement.
One line that sums up my online garden writing is this:
Friendly neighborhood advice on how to grow a great garden.
My view is that gardening is both easy enough and challenging enough to provide a lifetime of interest. To elaborate on that in 100-150 words:
There are plenty of times we wish we had an experienced neighborhood gardener who we could lean over the fence and chat with, getting tips on how to grow things better or inspiration in creating our garden sanctuary. Something along the line of Home Improvement‘s Wilson. A little wisdom, a little history, a little practicality, a little levity… and a lot of friendship, like so many garden companion plants in a little vegetable plot. That is what this blog aspires to be. It is also the story of my own love of growing things, and now my friend Joanne’s, documented in small excerpts of our lives and interests.
Now, on to that question. Will this blog last the age… ?
Like all of our daily lives in the continuum, the influence that we pass to others in handing down skills or ideas moves quietly through time taking on each person’s, and generation’s, expression of it. Interwoven into the lives of those around and beyond us, yes, even this humble blogging effort may make it to the next millennium, although probably not in recognizable form!
For something of more immediate benefit you might join in Darren’s 31 days to a better blog. any thoughts or comments?
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John at JWLW says
Ilona: of course you blog will make it to the next millennium just because you are trying to make it do that it will.
As for neighborhood gardeners to hang over the fence with, there are thousand of blogger’s out there who you can do just that with, Like I am doing with you now.
We all need to make our blogs easier to communicate with and keep them from being too cluttered and difficult to browse through.
That it for now got go,