Monday, June 24, 2013

Brilliant Bloggers: A New Blog Feature


Yellow Yarrow in the rain garden

Someone asked me once what the point of blogging was. It was a simple, honest inquiry by a devout non-gardener. I don't remember exactly what I said in response but do know it went a little bit like this: "Blogging helps me connect with and learn from other gardeners around the world. Plus, it's an excellent diversion from cleaning the house or grading papers." 

I've added a new feature to my blog sidebar called Blogger Spotlight, where I will be featuring some of the incredible posts written by fellow bloggers. It's my way of reaching out to other bloggers and saying, "Have you checked out this post? It's brilliant!" The first blogger to hit the spotlight is Sho'Nuff Sistah's Guide to Organic Gardening and her fabulous post about The Knotty Headed Johnson Women. Enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. OMG...I loved that post! Thank you for introducing me to her blog! :)

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  2. What a fabulous idea! Loved her post. Thanks for the introduction!

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  3. Last. night I did some work on my blog list so that now you are displayed on my list and I won' t be missing your posts. It has taken me a while to get that figured out. I like your blogging answer--it is just fun. And I like your idea to feature your favorite blogs.

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  4. A great idea. If your first pick is anything to go by this is going to be a wonderful resource for finding good quality blogs. The writing was exquisite.

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  5. What a great idea. I think I might have to borrow it. I'm off to see the post now.

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  6. Tammy, I've read the brilliant post of growing tomatoes in old panty hose. Interesting way!
    Great idea to publish the blogs you liked.
    Have a nice week!

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  7. That's a great idea, Tammy! I'll go and read that post right away. Happy gardening!

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  8. love to read family histories and memories on blogs! That's another reason why I read blogs, to step into someone else's life.

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  9. Love the idea and maybe there will be a few of us who borrow it and link back to you Tammy. Off to read the post now!

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  10. I am humbled, grateful, and will continue to work hard to deserve this very high accolade. Thanks for the shout out. And by all means, visit my blog again, everyone. How wonderful... and embarrassing... and wonderfully embarrassing... :)

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    1. You're very welcome! I just couldn't let a story that fabulous slide by without more people reading it. :o)

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  11. Great idea--and I so enjoyed reading the post your recommended! I will be visiting both of your blogs again!!

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  12. That's why I blog, except for the paper grading part.
    Nice new feature.
    I have a similar yarrrow. Really putting on a show right now.

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  13. What a wonderful new feature!!! Blogging is fantastic that way...meeting like minded folks is so much fun!!!

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  14. Very good idea, I liked that post so much, so thank you.
    You also reminded me I need more yellow yarrow in my garden. Just for the fun of saying yellow yarrow itself.

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  15. What a lovely idea, I look forward to seeing the posts you highlight.

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  16. At its best, blogging (making your own and reading those of others) is a great conversation.

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  17. I will be sure to check out your highlighted post and am happy to leave aside a little housework to do it.

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  18. I love your idea! Think I'm going to have to steal it! ;)

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  19. You're my first blogger on spotlight ;)
    http://kristyfgillespie.com/

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  20. Nice of you to do this. One of my posts was dedicated to readers finding new blogs to read. I think it helps out bloggers from both ends. Those finding and those receiving. Nice idea, Tammy. It will be interesting to see the list grow.

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  21. I am sure the reason for garden blogging must be foreign to non-bloggers. I share in your enthusiasm to connect with other gardeners around the world...it is an honor. And what a fantastic feature...this post is wonderful...thanks for sharing.

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  22. Fabulous idea Tammy! It's always nice to discover new bloggers out there.

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  23. Great idea! What a wonderful way of spreading the word about great blogs and posts :)

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  24. Hi Tammy, sometimes, I use blogging as a way of sort of ranting at myself in a manner that doesn't have the neighbours calling Social Services. As me and blog age, so find it handy to remind myself about previous ideas, plans, successes and failures to help avoid repeating the same mistakes. It can also be a stark reminder of how naive I was back then too. I look forward to reading you "brilliant bloggers"!

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