Over the weekend, the Spring Flingers were profiled by Robin Chotzinoff in the Austin Statesman. Check it out, and you’ll discover that Carol from May Dreams Gardens is a rock star among garden bloggers. (I thought we all just wanted her for our neighbor.) After I read the article, I had visions of gentle Carol playing a riff on Guitar Hero. Who knows? Maybe she plays in a rock band when she’s not writing and gardening, or working at her full time job.
MSS of Zanthan Gardens and Pam from Digging were quoted, along with yours truly. Pam’s Digging and Tom Spencer’s Soul of the Garden were also part of the article sidebar. May I say that MSS looked really cute writing on her laptop in her garden?
Seriously, Robin put forth some good questions about blogging in general. She questioned whether we should try to make money with our blogs (to defer expenses for example.) Do blogs take away from gardening? Are they online diaries? Are they worth the time?
For me, I’d love to make a little money. Maybe someday. Yes, blogs take time away from other things. Just ask my family. I guess it is a diary of a sort, but I try to write things of interest to my readers. I also try to provide them with great photos. Otherwise, they won’t come by and visit.
Is blogging worth it? Absolutely.
I don’t know if we answered all of Robin’s questions, but we had a great time discussing these issues and more at the Spring Fling. I understand that several bloggers in Chicago are working on Spring Fling 2009. God willing, and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be there.