While off doing other things, I did have some time to think about the blog, however, and I have been thinking about taking a slightly different approach than the one I was using before. I'd like to make it easier for me to keep up with the blog and at the same time make sure that those who are kind enough to read the blog find it, a., useful and interesting and, b., easy to read.
Here are some of the conclusions I've reached so far. I'd appreciate any comments anyone has to offer:
- Every blogger has her own strengths, but I think my greatest strength is probably my ability to do research. Other bloggers are better writers, are more knowledgeable about gardening, etc. etc., but I seem to excel at reasearch. Probably it's because I'm a former journalist, but I enjoy research and seem to be pretty good at it. I also enjoy sharing the results. I also think this is probably a good service to provide for readers because, let's face it, in the Blogosphere lots of people have opinions. Facts, not so much. At any rate, I've been thinking that this blog should specialize in offering research-based answers to specific questions. In fact, I'd enjoy answering reader questions if anyone would like to pose any.
- I find it impossible to post as often as other bloggers do, and yet I'm sure my erratic schedule must be annoying for people who read this blog. I wonder if it wouldn't be easier on everyone if I tried to stick to a schedule, even if it isn't very frequent. Once a month is nothing by blogging standards, for instance, but it is at least a schedule I could stick to. And those of you who do not use feed readers would at least know when to check this space for new material.