Monday, September 11, 2006
Well, folks, I've been at this blogging thing for about three months now here at Urban Oasis, and I'd just like to post an open forum for my visitors' comments and random musings. I'd appreciate feedback on what I've been doing here, no matter what's on your mind, I'd like to hear a bit about what my visitors think about the overall project of Urban Oasis. So drop me a comment or two on what you've liked (or not!), what you'd like to see more of, or even seed requests if you have found something that you liked over the past few months. Consider this, as they say on the BigDogBlogs, an open thread.
I began this project with an eye toward achieving one of my long time dreams ... to eventually write a book (a gardening primer if you will) showing how we've transformed our property over the past eight years here, and with the rather presumptuous aim of encouraging others to try their hand at it too... Transformative events take time, but they're also a very exciting learning process, and where gardening is concerned, there's always something new to be learned every day and every season as our floriferous friends work their way through their life cycles. Whether this book ever passes the gestation point and becomes a reality is still not clear at this point. But one thing is for certain: though I may be sporadic at posting sometimes (real life somehow seems to get in the way!), this project has kept me thinking and writing on a regular basis. And as every wannabe writer knows, this is the only way to achieve your dream of actually getting it all together in a way that may eventually find an audience ... so you, as my limited audience, can help me out in this respect by letting me know how I am doing.
I would be sorely remiss if I didn't thank a few people who have nudged me along the way as I got this blog going ... and have kept me at it the past few months. First, thanks to dada who first taught me how to post pictures over at Booman Tribune, where I have met a great group of gardening enthusiasts and truly wonderful friends. Then there's the inimitable Olivia, my dear blogmother who taught me new ways of getting up close and personal with my flowers, to astounding effect sometimes. If you aren't familiar with her amazing photography, I highly recommend that you head on over to her place and wish her a happy 1 year anniversary of her absolutely sumptuous blog! And finally, there's my dear, dear geezerly friend Family Man (my blogfather!) who with his wry wit, toe-tapping and gentle reminders keeps me coming back with new pictures and random musings on the flowerful things in life. To all of you, I offer my deepest thanks for all the encouragement and support you've given me over the past few months ... you'll never truly know how much that has all meant to me.
OK, the thank you speech is over, so give me my damn Oscar now!
Drop a comment if you wish ... you can even do it anonymously if you don't have a Blogger account. Thanks for visiting and come back often ...
Posted by Iowa Victory Gardener at 9/11/2006 12:03:00 AM