I note that yesterday's blog was my 300th entry for 2011. Wow I can hardly imagine first of all that that much time has elapsed since I started blogging, and secondly that I have somehow found enough material to keep it going. Thirdly, I still quite enjoy the process and fourth - as of today, I hope to reach the 10,000 hit on my site.
I don't want to get greedy but I'd like to increase my readership. I know I said I was doing this for myself, but I do put a fair bit of thought and effort into it (surprised you there didn't I!) and it would be nice to meet even more like-minded folks and get more feedback. Starting to sound like I need to attend bloggers anonymous.
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I've contemplated adding a word of the day. You can check my one blog out where I determined to find out the meanings of ten words that I'd heard but never used in my own vocabulary (well at least not correctly).Lets Expand Our Minds
How about a thought of the day -- I'm not sure that is me -- sounds a tad profound. But it might be something to do occasionally.
What about a joke of the day? Unfortunately I am not a great wittster, and I would have to be stealing these from the internet -- which I suppose is not so awful, provided I give credit, where credit is due. After all, if I personally could come up with a great one-liner, pun, or clever witticism every day, I'd be writing clever sitcom dialogue somewhere in a cushy, Hollywood office.
I could become controversial. Nah that's not me either -- you saw how I handled the results of our last Canadian federal election -- I'm not even sure who I voted for, when I reread it!
I could open a home for unwanted animals -- don't laugh, that is one of the popular themes that I see in several of the blogs I read, and one that garners copious comments. Ah but wait, my municipality has ruled I have to have 50 acres before I can even own a chicken. I could park a wreck on my front lawn, or have an acre or two of solar panels, but heaven forbid I offend council and the neighbours by owning a couple of egg machines.
I could pick a theme and stick with it for a week, a month, a year .............. how many ways can you say BORING! Actually though, maybe I should try to stick with a particular topic for each day of the week, so that my gardening followers would know to stay tuned on Tuesdays, just as a for instance. But then I'd be hemming myself into something I don't really want to be. If I want to discuss the tea in China, on a Tuesday, then that's probably what I'd do anyway. Remember I mentioned how I liked being my own publisher and editor....ahh the power.
I could champion a cause. I could go all environmental. People are definitely in a save-the-world mode (well few actually take it to heart, but deep down in their souls we really really want to be green). Maybe I should support a charity or solve world issues.
I could sponsor a contest. I need to think about that one. That may have some merit. How would you like me to come and revitalize your gardens for a day, just one small catch you'd have to pay the airfare to get me there - remember poor-as-church-mouse syndrome! Do I have any wealthy readers in Ireland?
I could do something outlandish (beyond the realm of controversial). I could walk across Africa and chronicle my daily encounters with tsetse flies. Actually, I recently finished a book about a couple who traversed the country of France. The missus and I are contemplating--just what, I have no idea at present.
Nude photos -- okay now we are getting silly.
Provocative titles - well there is something to having the right choice of words in your title bar. I note my largest readership to date is for a very boring little entry I wrote about 'Smartboard Technology'. Obviously people who have googled that particular phrase have "chanced across the blog of a middle-aged Ontarian who discusses (with very little actual knowledge or authority) such mundane topics as gardening, music, supply teaching, genealogy, and cooking."
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.