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Friday, June 27, 2008

Broadening My Blogging Horizons: Part I

small daisyI don't know if you've noticed but even though it's prime gardening season, I haven't been blogging as much.  Not only that, but I haven't been commenting as much on the blogs I've been reading every day. 

I've probably never shared this but I enjoy writing almost as much as I do gardening.  I suppose all us bloggers do.  I actually took a creative writing class last semester at the university and I loved it. But, it certainly created a writing competition between what I needed to write for my class and what I wanted to blog about my garden.  That's all finished now - I got an "A"!  

Then, a month or so ago I got some great advice from Colleen about how I might go about pursuing other writing projects.  (thanks again, Colleen!)  I "tried out" for a few paid blogging jobs and was chosen for two of them.  One is a business related blog and the other is a Going Green blog that is published on a new online magazine called The Hatchet.  I'm particularly excited about the magazine one because I love the direction the editor is taking with this site.  He publishes articles and personal essays that are witty and interesting which I enjoy reading. 

So, I've been working hard to come up with some schedule so that I can fulfill my obligations to the new blogs, and write about my gardening adventures on this blog (my true love blog).  It's not as easy as I thought it would be but I think I'll eventually get into a comfortable rhythm that'll allow me to manage everything without needing to be institutionalized. 

There's one more big thing I'm cooking up and I'm planning to post about that over the weekend.  Thank you all  for being patient with me.


  1. Heather's GardenJune 27, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Good for you, Gina. I had noticed that you were posting less frequently and I hoped that your lack of comments on my blog wasn't personal! I'm not sure I'd ever want to make writing a professional endeavor because having a deadline and an assigned topic would probably take all the joy out of it for me. Plus I've noticed that my posts tend to be more photos than words. So maybe I could grow up to be a photo-journalist.

  2. That sounds great - good luck with your writing ventures.

  3. Wow, that great news congratulations.

    I'm going go to check out Going Green right now.