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GardenStew Blogs are a Year Old!

Category: GardenStew.com | Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:28 am

Today is a very special day for blogs on GardenStew. First of all today the 10th of October 2006 is a year to the day when the blogs system first launched officially. Not only that but this is the 1000th blog entry written too! Some coincidence eh :)

Here are some stats:
Blogs started: 49
Entries written: 1000
Comments posted: 3254

Initially I'll admit I wasn't too sure that the blogs would take off but they really surprised me and I don't think our little community would be the same without them. It's what sets us apart from a lot of other gardening communities out there.

So what I suggest today is to reflect on what your blog has meant to you and tell us in the comments below. Also maybe we could choose a few links to our favourite blog entries and post them below as well.

And also I'd just like to say:
THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the blogs so far, that includes authors and commenters!!! Looking forward to what the next year has in store!


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eileen wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:32 am:


A year already - gosh doesn't time fly when you're having fun!!!

I must admit that including a free blog facility on the forums was a stroke of geniuos Frank. Well Done.




 

gardenplansireland wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:34 am:


Congrats, mr gnome.
I think you should celebrate by adding a new section of facial hair to your profile.
Bushy eyebrows perhaps. lol




 

Gardenstew wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:40 am:


>>> Bushy eyebrows perhaps. lol <<<

Let me think about it ;)

And thanks Eileen. However I was just the messenger of sorts.




pondlady wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:41 am:


Congratulations on a unique idea, Frank. I love having my blog here. Makes me feel important <G>. Thanks for all you do. I know I love it. The gardening info, although very important, is just a part of making Gardenstew a close knit and loving community.




 

Gardenstew wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:48 am:


Amen to that Jan. Thanks!

Your blog is great. I don't know what I'd do without my daily dose of the punctual PondLady :)




 

reggaefan wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:52 am:


Congrats Frank I love being able to post my poetry on my blog and Ilove reading the thoughts adventures and sometimes mis adventures of my stew people. It has brought me great joy and pride to know that othere think my ramblings are worth reading. thanks also for the anti virus link you posted downloaded it works great.




 

toni wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:26 pm:


What I love and appreciate about blogging on gardenstew is it is safe. I was looking for a journaling/blogging place, did a google search for gardening blogs and found GardenStew...it felt like home from the beginning.

Having the gardening connection between all of us, whether we are a gardener, a garden lover or the lover of a gardener makes it feel like sharing thoughts and adventures with close friends.

And I can b**** in my blog about the weather conditions, you all give me moral support and I can't see you rolling your eyes in annoyance like I can when I talk to Randy about it. :)

Thanks Frank for getting the blogs started and all you do to keep this forum running and safe.




 

bethie wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:56 pm:


I enjoy the chance of getting a more in depth look into the characters on "The Stew". I'm a lazy blogger and somewhat of a secretive person so it gives me a chance to think and actually contribute something from time to time to our little community. Of course hubby (like all of them) thinks I think too much. It's such a melting pot here that I have a chance to meet folks I would never come across in my little rural world. Thanks so much.




 

dooley wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:30 pm:


I don't make friends easily. I get tongue-tied and can never think of something to say. I think Gardenstew has helped me make a lot of friends that I otherwise would not have. Thanks! I can blog without looking at people and that makes it easier to ramble along. I do enjoy meeting all the people and the comments about things. Information is great, too. Dooley




 

CritterPainter wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:50 pm:


I'm just caught up in how nice everyone is here, I've always thought farmers & gardeners were the best sorts of people & this site proves me right. And I've learned so much from it, proof that gardeners are the most down-to-earth people on the planet!




 

glendann wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:17 pm:


How do I start.I don't know how to put into words how I feel about Garden Stew and all the friends I feel I have made through you guys.Its been hard for me to get my life together and move on after loosing my whole life as it was.You all have kept me from being the lost person I was.I really felt like I sometimes couldn't go on.If I'm lonly I go to the Stew and get a big lift.I love the blogs and watch for new ones .
I would like to take the time to thank everyone for their comments and compliments on hear .I have
enjoyed the whole group so much .I want jubabe to know how much I thank her for introducing the Stew to me.
You all have helped make the rest of my life enjoyable.
I enjoyed and dearly loved Greywolf, Susie and Chance so much and miss them more than anything .The funniest was when jubabes Bert, Bailey and Duke joined Chances Security Service .
Thanks to all for being here for me and mine.God Bless you all.




 

Desert Rat wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:52 pm:


What I really like about the blogs here is that everyone is treated with respect. I have attended writers forums and workshops in the past where it seemed the other writers could not wait to tear into each others work. That does not happen here. It is a great place because of that and many other reasons. Good people. Glendann, I had to cut back due to many other reasons including a long neglected book. I will try to convince Susie, Chance and Graywolf to submit something once in a while. Thank you Frank for giving all of us a place to hang out. As Tiny Tim said,"God bless us everyone."




 

glendann wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:49 pm:


Thank you Dr every once in a while beats not at all.I do understand and I love to read every thing you write and Dooley.




 

Gardenstew wrote on Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:00 pm:


Thanks for all the kind words all, it makes this whole experience worth the time and effort. A good thought provoking blog entry is still my favorite thing about the site. I never thought poetry and writings would appear but they're a fantastic addition.

I'm so glad they mean so much to everyone and I promise that I will keep the site running in top form so you can continue for years to come ;)

Thanks again.




 

glendann wrote on Sun May 29, 2011 6:41 pm:


FRANK,I surely have enjoyed this great Garden Stew so very muchIts been so much fun.around herefor so much




 

glendann wrote on Sun May 29, 2011 6:43 pm:


FRANK,I surely have enjoyed this great Garden Stew so very muchIts been so much fun.around herefor so much.





Donna Sharman wrote on Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:00 pm:


Thank You for all the useful information as well as all the beautful flower pics & garden pics. GardenStew and it's people have me addicted.
Donna





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