A year of blogging

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Last February I committed to doing a backyard blog for one year. I’ve reached that milestone and it seems like a good time for reflection.

I started this blog hoping to tell others about the advantages of landscaping with native plants. It has been very satisfying to share our backyard and to network with others. I like hearing about your backyard discoveries, and knowing other people share my interests is a powerful incentive for me to continue the blog.

An added bonus has been how the blog has helped me to enjoy our backyard even more. Preparing the weekly posts encourages me to watch the backyard more closely. And the challenge of getting appropriate images often leads to new backyard discoveries.

So, here’s to the beginning of the blog’s second year. I look forward to what new discoveries await, and I hope you’ll continue to share the journey with me.

Kentucky sunrise
A February 2010 backyard sunrise

8 thoughts on “A year of blogging”

  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary! You have an important message and I hope you can continue to write your blog for many more years.

    The native shrub in my garden that gets the most comments is the American Beauty Berry. It has bunches of purple berry all along the stems and makes a nice arrangement in the fall & winter. Birds eat it in the winter.

    1. Thanks, Jane and I will definitely consider an American Beauty Berry. I like the looks of it and I see it provides nectar for butterflies and berries for birds. I’m not sure it’s considered a Kentucky native – but I’m not against stretching its boundaries a bit. Thanks for ‘planting the seed’.

  2. I ordered the Woodlands and Prairie magazine and received the 3 back issues – seems funny to say but I feel like I know you and was so excited to see your picture and the pictures you had taken in the December magazine. Again…congrats! You should be very proud of yourself.

    Christine Howells

    1. Christine, glad you are going to try the magazine – maybe you could submit your story for the next holiday issue? I think of the blog as slanted to local readers. It’s really nice to know that you are reading it in Virginia.

  3. Betty, I had not checked your blog for a couple of weeks. Congratulations on the magazine cover and article. Glad to hear that you plan to continue. I will look forward to new blogs during the coming year.

  4. Am so happy your 1 year committment is extending in to a host of tomorrows – it indeed allows me to travel, see, know and understand far more in my own back yard by way of yours – thank you!

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