When I began my blog, just 54 days ago, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I knew wanted to record the day-by-day problems of rebuilding my small garden, after it was crushed by our big maple tree during a particularly bad wind storm, mainly for my own benefit and for a few of my dear friends to read and see what I was up to. So I muddled through the ins and outs of blogging, reading what others had done, what they had added to their pages, playing with layouts until I came up with something that was pleasing to me. It had to be pleasing to me, because I was probably the only person who would ever set eyes upon it. Unless I forced my children to read it, that is....how boring! Right?
In those 54 days, I have had over 1000 hits to my blog. Actually, as of 8:45 this evening, I've had 1,485 views of these pages (the first stat counter I installed died, so the new one is actually nearly 500 behind in visitor count).
I find this absolutely mind boggling! I'm getting a swelled head over it! Call me Sally Field..."You love me. You really love me!"
OK, so I got a little bit carried away there. But I do want to thank all of you for dropping in for a visit. I'm loving all my new found cyber friends.
So.....HIT ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME!!!!
Wow - I am amazed - only 54 days - there is still hope for me! Your blog was the first one I had ever read and I found it by searching for information on asparagus. I am hooked now! The photos of your garden are incredible - you have the cleanest garden I have ever seen - no weeds - anywhere!! So please keep up the good work and keep blogging! Betty from GAReplyDelete
Love the header picture! Funny how blogging and blogger buddies really do become like a new family, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Betty, with raised beds, intensive planting and a lot of compost, I get very few weeds. I can truthfully say that other than the actual planting,harvesting and then removal of plants for composting, there just isn't any actual work to do in the garden. I'm looking forward to next spring when I'll have three more beds, all twice the size of these small ones, plus a big old mound of compost for squash or melons. And flowers! I miss having flowers, so I want to have as many as possible among the vegetables.ReplyDelete
n0name, did you notice how much time I spent at your page? I had a lot to learn from you, as yours was the very first blog I ever read!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! It is quite amazing when people come and visit, isn't it?ReplyDelete
I'm sort of addicted to my blog counter. :p
I don't know exactly how many days I've been blogging, but it's been more than 54 because I started at the beginning of July. I'm still kind of a newbie, though!
Kristen, it's hard to believe you're new at blogging! I thought you were an old pro, you're so good at it!ReplyDelete
Yes, I was several days into blogging when I first noticed people had stat counters, and it took me a few MORE days just to figure out how to get one! It's fun to see where people come from.
Good morning Granny: I am going to the store today to pick up my Fall plants and some landscape fabric to put around my veggie section. I would like to use gravel but due to the cost I will probably use mulch instead.ReplyDelete
Weeds have taken over my flower beds this year - I think because we finally had rain this Summer every weed seed has exploded!!! Once cooler weather arrives, I will tackle the flower beds. A gardeners' work is never done! Betty
Good morning, Betty!ReplyDelete
I bought a pickup load of composted cow manure yesterday and, with my son's help, finished filling all the new garden boxes and formed a nice mound for melons for next year's garden. I had just enough left to make another, smaller mound, for planting some sunflowers up against the fence. Then I bought a pickup load of bark mulch, which I'm spreading today. I hope that will be my last load of ANYTHING this year!
I had to resort to spraying all my paths with Roundup, as I didn't want to have to remove all that sod, and I had some Bermuda grass showing up in the lawn. I really should have placed thick layers of newspapers down before mulching, but I didn't, so I'll probably have to continue spot treating with Roundup for a while.
Well, I did do a food-wasting blog for a few months before I started my frugal blog...then I decided that it would be easier to keep up a blog that had a broader subject matter!ReplyDelete
But yeah, I'm kind of new. I only recently learned the ropes of blogging. Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to move my blog to my own host, and I'm getting sort of stumped there. :p
Reall, though, I'm very impressed that you are learning how to blog at this stage of your life. Not many grannies are willing to give this a try! lol
I'm totally with you on that. At one point I was getting 300 hits a day (I've settled down to 150 regulars and 300 spammers, hehe). Humbling isn't it?ReplyDelete
Anyway, I came here to ask you about peat moss and compost and acid loving plants. I augmented my blueberry bed with compost and peat moss when I planted them a year ago. I don't have a pH tester so I am worried that my bed is not acidic enough for the plants. Does peat make it that acidic? Or should I supplement again? The fertilizer I added in spring was Dr Earth for acid loving plants.
Well, just thought I'd ask since you appear to have me in the experience game. Hehe thanks!
Hi Annie's Granny. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, as that's how I've found you and your blog. We have much in common with our kitchen gardens.ReplyDelete
And congrats on the "hits"!
Carol, May Dreams Gardens
LOL Kristen, this granny bought her first computer in 1986, and I'm now on my 6th or 7th one (still using three at once)! When my kids/grandkids have problems with theirs, they call on old Granny to fix them.ReplyDelete
Sinfonian, I saw your comment on the spam. I hope mine never gets that bad. I've only had one ;-)ReplyDelete
I found that mixing equal amounts of peat and compost and spreading a good three inches around my rhodies and blueberries did a world of good. Our soil on the east side is quite alkaline, and the peat seemed to do the trick for me. The two years following that application I was picking a gallon of berries from my two little bushes, and my rhodies doubled in size and the yellowing leaves turned green. I haven't done it since, and I got a cup of berries this year! I'm going to be moving my b-berries though, so will wait to give them more peat at that time.
I am so honored to have a visit from Carol, of May Dreams Gardens! I bow down to her and her lovely blog. I never miss a day of reading it, and I don't think she ever misses a day of posting. Yes, Carol....we share a love of gardening and more. We also share a name :-)ReplyDelete
Granny (another Carol)
I, for one, am not surprised by how well your blog is doing as it is packed with good info and is so much fun to read. I enjoy every visit I make and want to tell everyone about it so they can check it out too!ReplyDelete
Why, thank you Cynthia! I feel the same about yours :-DReplyDelete