Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I Blog, Therefore I Am?
Hardly, I was there long before I started and will probably still be there long after I've stopped blogging. For now I blog and I enjoy it. Recently I was interviewed by Ewa about why I blog. Today ( and no, it's not an April Fools Day joke) Ewa has published it and you can read the interview here.
Why do we gardeners blog? I think it has a lot to do with the fact that most of us garden on our own. Sure, there might be a partner there who gives us a helping hand from time to time, but for the most part we garden alone. And therein lies the rub. It's no minor feat to create your own little heaven on earth on a plot of land and we are justifiably proud when that paradise has been wrestled from the earth with our blood, sweat and tears.
And then, no surprise there,
Erm Surprise, I said no surprise there, so be a sweetheart and go and delight someone else with your presence as we are quite busy, will you ?
we want to show to and share our little paradises with others and what better way than to blog? Especially when you are not the owner of a vast country estate complete with stately manor and a staff of 20 gardeners or more. Most of our gardens couldn't cope with being trampled by ginormous gaggles of garden visitors so this whole Internet malarkey is a bit of a Valen sent IMO.
Via our blogs we are able to share our gardens with many people (while writing this post I looked up how many people have actually visited my blog and had my flabber utterly gasted when I found that, so far, it's 101,211 visitors, shocking, I know) and from an amazing amount of countries all over the world. In the interview with Ewa I'd said that people from 141 countries had visited my blog but since then 2 more countries have discovered the gardening joy that is Bliss.;-)
The human animal is of necessity a social animal and we need to communicate, it's an essential human thing. We communicate our way through life; we dance with gardens, purr with cats, whisper to dogs, listen to stars, hum with birds, sing with mountains, buzz with bees, run with trees, swim with aardvarks and blog with those we need to share our garden passion with: other gardeners!
And recently we are not just talking with other people but twittering as well. If you don't follow me on Twitter yet you don't know what you're missing as I write riveting stuff such as *It rained all day*.
It's not enough that we simply communicate; we also feel this profound need to be understood. I could just go on and on and utterly stun/bore you with my extraordinary insightful and profound observations on this subject, but why bother as the Who have explained it all so much better and set it music too?
Well Tommy, err gentle reader, can you hear me?
So that's what I think about why we blog but tell me fellow blogger, what do you think/ feel about it? Don't be shy, you know how to comment, don't you? ;-)
Music is emotion that has a nice beat to it.
copyright 2009 Y.E.W. Heuzen