Sometimes the smallest thing can transform your day. Receiving an email from Lawnstarter this morning telling me that I had received a golden trowel award and was in their list of top 70 garden blogs was great but what really made my day was how they described my blog:
“The Patient Gardener is a love letter to gardeners”
I love that, it actually made me a little emotional. I have always treated my blog as a personal log, after all thats where the term blog comes from weblog. I write as I talk and edit spareingly. I think that gives my writing a real voice. I suppose my writing style is very influenced by having studying Virgina Wolf and loving her ‘stream of consciousness’ style.
Lawnstarter judge their blogs on five criteria:
- Gardening knowledge
- Quality and consistency of writing
- New gardening topic or approaches
- Memorable voice or personality
- Presence on google and social media outlets.
Interestingly, I don’t recognise many of the blogs – it just shows I haven’t been as engaged as maybe I should – but its great to see blogging friends Dee, Helen and Sarah, Jean, Gerhard and Pam in the mix.
I’m even more pleased as whilst I have blogged more than last year, I am nowhere near as proflic as I used to be, but this might just give me the impetus to write a little more – its nice to be appreciated.