Since publishing this post Blotanical is no longer active
I started my Aberdeen gardening blog back in 2006, I really got in to it and it gave me satisfaction getting an occasional comment or request for help. It was my son in law who set up the WordPress blog which I used.
In February of last year I came across a site where I could build a website myself, perhaps I could make it look more interesting, add pages etc that I did not have the knowledge to do with wordpress at the time. Well anyway I named it gardeninginscotland and gave it a .com address. It did look shall we say flash, nevertheless stats, even after a year showed a considerable drop in visits, and comments all but stopped.
In spite of my insistence my son in law did not close down my aberdeengardening site, much to my delight. I gave it a little face lift added a few new pages and got going with it again.
This is where the fun started, in spite of what I have said so far, this is not an add for wordpress, good as they are. No, today I am singing the praises of Blotanical. sadly no longer active
Today I will not add pictures of my own garden but those of friends.
Below is Sues balcony garden in Milan a fellow Blotanical member.
I was introduced to Blotanical last November by a very nice lady, if I remember correctly I had commented on one of her posts. Well anyway I was very impressed with her blog including the visits and comments which she received. For a time I felt that she was my mentor. (do visit The patient gardener.
Robert and Dawns Aberdeen Garden
After being accepted in to the blotanical hemisphere,I suppose I was a bit overwhelmed. Like anything new, it does take a little time to get your head around it. Now I am not exactly in my dotage, but I do have some senior moments. Just to give you an idea, after joining I got my first response within the Blotanical site within 24 hrs. It was from a guy called Stuart from Australia, very welcoming and friendly he was, so naturally I had to respond. You have the option to send a message, make their blog one of your favourites, or make them your friend. Well what was I to do, didn’t really know what to say to him, hadn’t seen his blog, so I thought I will just make him my first favourite. Silly sod, turns out Stuart is the creator or owner of Blotanical
Well I have managed to get a little better although when commenting on blogs I have been known to call Eliza, Sue and even Donna I have called Sue but until now I have never called Sue anything other than Sue, (I think)
Louise from Penrith
Blotanical, I think is fabulous. I enjoy the interaction with fellow gardeners. Its great they are all picture daft, most of them blog and photograph to a much higher standard than I do. It really is great to see others gardens from around the world I have favourited too many of them to mention here, on the right hand column of my site is a list of blogs I visit. Do check out this very special one Larry from Wisconsin.
They are all really nice people at blotanical, very helpful and welcoming. Don’t get me wrong if they do not agree with you they will let you know, but only in the nicest possible way.
Why Blotanical? In the last ten weeks or so activity on my site has increased.
Well I guess that’s me finished banging on about Blotanical, oh is that expression used in America?