Thursday, March 5, 2009

Boohoo

I have to write a post today but I don't know what to blog about. This is bad, really really bad because I've read on the Internet that you should blog regularly, twice or trice a week otherwise visitor numbers will be dropping.
And we can't have that, can we?
Well yes actually, who cares about numbers? Not I. And another thing: do I really have to blog? Who says so? When I turn round there is no one there holding a gun against my head forcing me to blog, is there? And hey (looking out of the window) the sun is out and the wind has died down, time for a spot of gardening, I'm off. Toodle pip!
BTW gentle reader, have you sussed out my cunning plan yet? By complaining about having nothing to blog about I've just done a post for my blog. Oh, the irony!
It always cracks me up when fellow bloggers complain that they have nothing to write about, no inspiration at all. Well, is that really an excuse not to blog? ;-)

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Never take the ' I can't see it' attitude. By exercising a little vision you will come to realise that the tree, which has a possible future, perhaps a great one, may be more important than you, nearing your end.
Christopher Lloyd

39 comments:

Victoria said...

Very good! I always think I'll run out of things to say, but pretty soon, something comes along that I want to rant about. Talking of which, I might just go and have a rant right now...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

While you may not have much to blog about your pictures of the garden are worth the effort. I love seeing the spring garden emerge.

The word verification is weedywi. I thought that amusing.

Frances said...

HA YE, good one! Many of us are suffering from that ennui, sick and tired of winter, but not quite spring. It is certainly looking spring like at your place though, have fun outside! Maybe you will be inspired to write that Pulitzer prize winning post! HA
Frances

Arabella Sock said...

Oh dear my heart stopped for a moment when I saw the "Boo hoo" I thought something had happened to one of the cats (or honorary cat Tara).

I love this time of year in the garden suddenly there are little smatterings of colour from my dwarf bulbs, heathers and saxifrages. The only down side is that the cats have started on the annual frog destruction trail..

Cat with a garden said...

Hehehe. Stupid us, we even enjoyed this post! We are indeed looking forward to each one of your post, so numbers matter for us: The more the better! ; )
And mom has to get some of these winter aconites!
Purrs...

Dave said...

Loved the pictures! Even if you didn't have anything to blog about. Soon we'll have plenty to blog about. Temperatures here should reach 65 today and 70s on the weekend.

kate smudges said...

Oh goodness, so that's where my blog visitors went ~ who'd have thunk it? Your photographs of spring are beautiful, Yolanda Elizabet. And it doesn't look as if Tara has discovered the joys of digging yet... enjoy your gardening!!

flowrgirl1 said...

Very clever!

easygardener said...

I see some bloggers have a stock of back up posts to use when inspiration refuses to strike.
I think staring into the garden or nudging one of the cats outside works better. Hopefully the cat will do something interesting rather than lie back down.
On second thoughts staring at the garden may work better!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I seem to have the opposite problem, too much to say and not enough time in which to say it. My head is always a whirl of ideas. (Not so good at 11 at night.) I enjoyed the glimpses of spring beauty in your garden.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I am following you on Blogger so I'll never miss a post no matter how long in between. No need to worry about losing me!

It looks like spring has found you!

nancybond said...

My problem is more about having too much to blog about -- having nothing to do at all with an exciting existence! All one has to do is look out the window for inspiration. :-) Now, what are those adorable yellow flowers in the first and second photos? The ones with the snowdrops? Your spring garden is wonderful, Yolanda.

James A-S said...

Cunning wheeze Moriarty.

Curmudgeon said...

it looks like Spring has sprung in your garden! Woohoo is more fitting than Boohoo.
--Curmudgeon

Anna said...

I like your logic Yolanda :)

Green thumb said...

Oh! that was intelligent. It requires exceptional talent to always come up with something to write about. But to come up with a post on your apparent inability to come up with a post is even better.
Regular posting or not, two posts in a week or a biweekly post, I am gonna remain a regular at Bliss and will wait for a post howsoever frequent or infrequent it may be.

Flighty said...

I think that it's more a case of not feeling like blogging rather than not having anything to blog about!
I usually post every Sunday and Thursday, and have done since I started. It's got easier but I always keep a couple of items handy for when I do think I've nothing to write about!
Lovely post as usual, and if I've not said so before I love that header photo of Tara.
Take care! xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Yolanda....love the little iris.....
I agree, sometimes I just don't feel like blogging but always make excuses.....
We should do a post when we want to.....and do numbers really matter...it is not a competition...it is supposed to be fun......
Enjoy the sunshine.....

HappyMouffetard said...

The iris is such a stunning colour.

Aiyana said...

Beautiful colors. Sometimes I have a photo to post and that saves the day. Other times I could post but don't have a photo. Usually I manage both a couple of times a week. It used to be every day, but then I started spreading my posts out to twice a week. I always like reading your posts, even if you say you have nothing to say!
Aiyana

Matron said...

Yes! I agree, it is hard to come up with something interesting, especially this time of year when there isn't much to see. You can always fall back on photos of cats and dogs! they are always universally popular!

Lori said...

Gee, look at all of these gorgeous flowers! I wonder what you could possibly post about? ;D

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Tara and Yolanda I love your 'nothing' post, you have spring in your garden and I love it....Ah...the Netherlands.

I wish you a sunny and lovely weekend in your little Eden.

xoxo Tyra

garden girl said...

Very clever post Yolanda! You never fail to surprise and delight!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ewa said...

your post makes it so clear :) if you have a need to blog, blog. If no need, who cares?
readers care. in the course of blogging you made, many of them started to like your approach, way you see things around you and want to see and read more.
However,
if somebody feels really bored, or wants to do something else, that is the freedom of choice.
Lovely post :)

Hillside Garden said...

Was hast du schöne Frühjahrsblüher! Bei mir tun sie sich noch ein wenig schwer. Aber bald...

Sigrun

Entangled said...

Wow, I wish my winter aconites liked me as much as yours like you! And please, what is the name of the beautiful iris?

healingmagichands said...

I was in awe of your aconites too! I have never had any luck with them although I have planted them several times.

Nothing to blog about my foot!

Richtsje said...

Hopseflops, weer een logje vol, inderdaad!
Nou joh, wat je zegt, je hoeft je geen zorgen te maken over bezoekers, die komen sowieso wel!

Wat heb jij al veel bloeiends in je tuin zeg! Hier veel minder, maar dat is uiteraard ook aan mijn eigen tuinwerk te wijten ;-)
Fijn weekend verder!

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Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

* Victoria: a rant is always good.

* Lisa: weedywi is funny!

* Frances: Pulitzer price? I wish!;-)

* Arabella: all the team members are OK, so is honory cat.

* Cat with a garden: winter aconites are flowers that you can never have enough of.

* Dave: hope you reach 70F this weekend!

* Kate: that's what you think. Tara has discoverd the joys of digging in my garden. :-(

* flowrgirl1: thanks! ;-)

* Easygardener: LOL

* MMD: that's often my problem too but not always.

* Robin: yes, Spring has found us at long last.

* Nancy: those flowers are winter aconites (bulbs) and glad you liked the early spring display.

* It's elementary my dear Watson or so my arch nemesis would have it.

* Curmudgeon: the spring display does indeed ask for Woohoo.

* Anna: thanks!

* Green thumb: thank you for noticing, I aim to please and entertain. ;-)

* Flighty: you are not wrong. ;-)

* Cheryl: we are in agreement here. Blogging is about fun not numbers.

* Mouffe: it's even better than on the pic.

* Aiyana: thank you! And it was nice to read how you blog and what inspires you.

* Matron: cat and dog pics are indeed very popular so aren't I the lucky one. ;-)

* Lori: don't know, it has me stumped. ;-)

* Tyra: Tara says Woof and I say thank you and hope you have a bit of sun this weekend too.

* garden girl: thank you for noticing. ;-)

* Ewa: glad you liked it so!

* Sigrun: yes, very soon spring will come for your garden too.

* Entangled: I'll have to lok that one up for you.

* HMH: your foot indeed. ;-)

* Richtsje: hihi, zo te zien vinden ze het wel leuk hier. Zelfs als het nergens over gaat. ;-)

*

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I'm an exception, but I only post when I want to, and that's hardly ever more than once a week. I like comments (love them!), but I'm not one who can force myself to write. (I guess because it's my day job, I have the opposite problem. I often don't want to write recreationally!)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I started to grin about the second sentence in, because I knew what would be coming. There ARE days when I don't know what to blog about for about five seconds, then some idea pops in. Usually its more a case of not having enough time...

Kylee said...

A picture's worth a thousand words! You've demonstrated that beautifully!

Libby said...

As always you have some lovely pics on your blog!! I am busily trying to catch up and hope to blog abit myself soon!

A wildlife gardener said...

I have had a happy half hour trawling backwards to catch up with the posts I have missed since my last visit, Yolanda, as I like to read all you post about the garden and the kitties and Tara :)

I have enjpyed all the Spring bulbs, the boxes and packets seeds you are sowing this year, Tara's latest tricks in her puppyhood, the pics of the kitties and the fact that you managed a post when you wondered what to write about :)

My excuse for not writing as frequently as I did when I first began my blog about the story of the garden is that we have an elderly relative who requires as much attention as a baby. Thus my week is bound up in travelling to and fro to see to the needs of an 84 year-old.

I hope my infrequent posts still show I have a passion to finish the story :)

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

I just visited your blog for the first time - much tosoon to garden here in Colorado but it is coming!

Lovely blog you have! Come visit me at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog!
http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/

GardenJoy4Me said...

Yolanda .. Yes ! You gave me a good giggle about dedicated blogging .. being frozen in Canuck land makes it a bit tricky .. but I try : ) Love the pictures .. I remember our life in Holland every time I see your name or your blog !
Thank you : )

Barbara said...

I was smiling when reading this "logic" post, Yolanda!!!