Just a quick post from me today — I know I said I’d do a garden update, but after spending a lot of time outside in the sun today, I just want to snuggle with cats and watch the new SoHo channel on Sky. They’re playing A Game of Thrones! Expect mucho garden pictures tomorrow, I promise.
Here is what I’ve been pondering today:
Should I keep blogging every day?
Yesterday was the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I enjoyed the challenge, and completed my 31 posts, but I can’t help but feel that the challenge was aimed at bloggers who run businesses.
Even though my blog isn’t probably what that challenge was created for, I did enjoy blogging every day when I could, so this month, I’ve decided to give NaBloPoMo a try. National Blog Posting Month was originally in November, but it happens every month, so it’s something I can stick with, I guess? The community there looks much more varied and I think I’ll like it a lot more, and if you do post every day in November, there are prizes to be won! Awesomesauce.
I guess I don’t have to think about making that decision anymore, since it was settled when I wrote the second paragraph.
Should I put Mr. Courgette in the raised garden bed?
Mr. Courgette is doing well in his pot on the back patio, but a slug got to one of his leaves (or perhaps snail…I’ve seen heaps in the compost bin). I’m wondering if he’s big enough for me to put in the raised garden bed without fear of him being plantnapped. I think he won’t be vulnerable to slugs & snails in the garden bed, as it’s surrounded by gravel and they apparently don’t like it?
I have compared him with a picture of Ms. Courgette when I put her in the garden bed, and she looks to be a bit bigger than he was, so maybe I’ll wait. I’m still not sure. The plantnappers haven’t been back, as far as we can tell.
I shall mull this one over tonight, and decide tomorrow.
Should I move this blog to my own site/server set up?
I would love to hear from more experienced bloggers about this. Obviously I’ve only just started blogging, so I’m not really planning on moving anywhere just yet, but it would be nice hearing what the pros and cons are from bloggers who have had blogs on wordpress/blogspot/etc. and moved their blogs to their own websites.
I think the main reason I’m considering it is because I’d love to one day be able to have the kind of blog that supports itself somehow. I guess I’d have to tie myself down to a narrower subject matter for that, but one can dream?
I would also like a bit more freedom when it comes to what’s actually on the sidebars of my blog, and the design, too.
What have you been pondering lately? Care to give me any advice on my ponderings? :)