Around the end of January I passed the four year anniversary for this blog. There wasn’t a big celebration to mark the date, nor a small one, and to be honest I wasn’t really sure where to go from there but I guess I finally have. Just to state the obvious, this blog doesn’t have any rigorously defined purpose or goals so I can’t say weather it’s been a success or not, but one day it started and it’s been going ever since. At the time I just wanted a spot to go on a little too much about favorite plants and plantings and a space to ramble on a little too long about things I find interesting and looking back I think I’ve been staying exactly on message. Pretty impressive if you ask me, but it brings me around to the title of this post. In case you’re wondering the commitment mentioned is that I finally signed up for the bona fide paid version of WordPress. The free version I’d been using was nearly out of storage space and it was either that, delete old posts, or start a new blog. For about $3 a month I decided to keep plodding on.
I suppose now is as good a time as any for a quick look back on how the blog is going, and the painful truth is it hasn’t turned into the moneymaker I was hoping for. There have been few if any lucrative endorsements, I haven’t developed any ‘SortalikeSuburbia’ product lines, and the movie deal my friend was so sure of has yet to materialize. I feel bad about the last one especially since he was so determined to play himself in the big screen version. I hope he’s not too disappointed when I break the news to him.
So my blog is officially worth $3 a month to me, even if it does sometimes remind me that parts of my garden looked better off before than after. For $3 a month I do enjoy scrolling back during the winter and reliving past seasons and flowers, but the more valuable part is I get to enjoy all the blogging friendships I’ve made along the way. Friendships are always good, and plant friends are the best, even when they’re the kind of friends who have nicer things and you keep trying to duplicate them… which of course I can’t blame them for since there’s a 99% chance I would have kept adding more plants even without them 🙂
So four more years of questionable content, mediocre writing, and aimless ramblings, and hopefully somewhere along the way a few good things come out of it. You never know about those movie deals!
It’s been rainy and cool here this weekend, but with a pile of mulch to spread the cool part doesn’t sound too bad. Unfortunately the mulch is for next door, so no excitement here but maybe a few new plants will be snuck in to break up the monotony of fresh mulch beds. It will be my community service for the week 🙂