To blog or not to blog. . .

. . . that is the question.

I have immensely enjoyed writing this blog—in all honesty, when I started last spring I wondered if it would get to be a chore, or if I’d run out of things to say.  But I can honestly say there have been very few times when I didn’t have plenty of ideas to choose from.  And I have enjoyed it even more than I thought I would.

But it’s a gardening blog, and I’m wondering if it’s time to make a change for the winter. . . as you can tell from the past few blogs, there’s precious little gardening going on in our yard at the moment, and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

There are options. . . I could write once a week instead of three times a week, or even once a month.  But I’ve followed blogs before when the bloggers post infrequently and, personally, I eventually just stop checking. I would hate to lose all my readers (all four of you mean the world to me). ;)

I could continue writing regularly, but more about what’s going on in my life than actual gardening. . . Lord knows, this blog sometimes tends toward that in any case.  But it
seems like then I couldn’t really call it a gardening blog.

I could pick random gardening topics and write about them, even if they’re not exactly up-to-the-minute topics (not many up-to-the-minute gardening topics in Minnesota in the winter). . . there are so many things to talk about it seems like I would never run out of topics.

Mums and goldenrod

I have a feeling that many of my regular readers (hi, Sheri!) probably don’t tune in for the really hard gardening data. . . in fact, they’re probably mostly my relatives.  But, like I said, it IS a gardening blog, and I feel like I need to stick to that to some extent if I’m going to continue calling it that.

Fall leaf

So, weigh in with your thoughts. . . please.  I know that writing this blog is probably  immensely more meaningful than reading it, but I would love to know what you all think, if you have any opinions. I’ll certainly take any comments under serious advisement.  :)

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9 Responses to To blog or not to blog. . .

  1. Sheri says:

    Three times a week – can’t stop – don’t care if it’s about gardening or not – but I’m addicted. You could put some little gardening tidbit in (like catalogs, or Christmas tree info, or – I know – how about just plants – then you could move to indoor ideas)- or flowers in vases. If you stop I’ll probably have to start stalking you in some other way! :-)

    • Avatar of Sandi Sandi says:

      Haha–that’s awesome! You are most definitely my biggest fan! ;) I will continue. At least I know I have at least one reader every single time. xox

  2. jackie says:

    I love your blog and read it often. Please keep writing it thru the winter.
    Just like Sheri says there is alway something you can write about such as Christmas and plants.

  3. Ginny says:

    I agree with Jackie and Sheri :) I love reading these. Other topics that might work in the winter might be a few recipes that worked well, even during the cold months, because of the combination of things you grew in the summer. Also, since I am from a different climate, I value the information that is region-specific…and dealing with gardening catalogs in February is often mysterious for me (I would love to be more adventuresome–I love your garden combinations–but I end up just going to the nursery and choosing from their somewhat ordinary combinations because I figure that they know the grouping will survive up here on the prairie). I am too timid to order things, because I don’t want everything to die. Your valuable insight might help me make more interesting choices :) . Just a thought!

  4. Wendy says:

    No, keep on writing! I enjoy reading your blog. You could include what foods you are making from what you froze, or canned over the summer too!

  5. maureen says:

    I hope you continue to blog-I hail from the Twin Cities, and just put my garden to bed yesterday.

  6. Holly Lunde says:

    Please keep writing, I am new to gardening–at least seriously. I am thinking about taking a Master Gardener course when it next becomes available. I have found your blog very interesting and like that you ask others for answers to questions you have. Makes me realize that no matter how long you garden, there is always more to learn.

  7. G says:

    Keep writing!!!

  8. Thanks for creating this. I really feel as though I know so much more about the topic than I did before. You should continue this, Im sure most people would agree youve got a gift.

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