Well, it's officially spring. Well, at least in my part of the world. The weather is warming, the buds are blooming and the air is fresh and clean. Today I took to the garden for my ritual Spring gardening session. Yes, I like to say I have a green thumb. And I'm somewhat of a tomato freak. The more tomatoes I can cram in, the better. So needless to say a few varieties of tomatoes went into the ground, along with eggplant, string beans, zucchini and cucumber. As I was digging into the soil, I started thinking about the blogging process and it hit me. Blogging and gardening have a lot in common. Perhaps that's why I love them both.
Ok, you might be thinking what is she talking about. Right? Let me break it down. In the garden you can't expect fruit to appear after one day of planting. The same is true for blogging. You won't see the results right away. In the garden you have to nurture your new seedlings, feed them with vitamins, water them daily, prune them when they get out of hand, and then finally after months of doing so little flowers will appear. These flowers turn into fruit and then you can eat it. 3 months of labor and love has to go into that one plant in order to turn out any type of yield. That's an investment.
Well, the same is true for blogging. First, you need to plan out your blog, just as you would your garden. Instead of what kinds of plants you want, you need to think about what kind of blog posts will you write? How often? And how will you share them. This planning is crucial. Then you have to create the blog and get it ready for your blog posts to perform best. This is just like the soil, you have to get it just right to make sure the plants have the best living environment they can have. You following?
Finally you have to put in the daily work. The blogging, the sharing, and the optimizing. If you do this daily, you will see the fruits of your labor. But again, it is going to take time. But once the results come, you will definitely see the time and resources you put into your blog were worth it.
So, have you started your blog yet? If not, let us help. 🙂
Here are some of my favorite pictures from my gardens throughout the years.