Well, the cabbages and broccoli are holding their own against the cold and ice so far. We have once again had some fairly cold weather and even some snow, which for December in the South, is a little odd. I believe however, that that is going to become the norm for us. At least for about the next 90 years anyway. I have, on the coldest nights, put some lights under the tunnel to help the greens out a little. Maybe it will work. Next year I must plant them earlier.
So, now to what the title refers to. I have noticed over the past year that many of the blogs I started out reading, or have read for some time anyway, have stopped posting. Seems like I can count on 2 hands the regulars that are no more. I've also noticed that a good many of my once regular commenters are gone. But my readership has gone up considerable and I have noticed a lot of new hits. Kind of an odd thing. I know that people's lives cycle around and many don't have time for certain things anymore. And I guess some people just lose interest. I'm wondering if the economic downturn has influenced any of this. Are people having to work more to make ends meet? At least, those who have jobs?
Things are changing in my own life but I do want to keep writing and providing some source for some information to those who might want it. I know lately the info has been a little stale but I am working on some new projects. I guess what I'm wondering is if many people are still getting any benefit from this blog. I guess some of you are or you wouldn't keep coming back.
Do I have some new readers out here who have not commented yet? Feel free to; I welcome all questions and comments.
I plan to do a couple more posts soon on pouring concrete and a few on the coldframe and winter gardening. Any longtime readers know I don't start my Christmas celebrations until Solstice and continue for the traditional 12 days. I will just include some short notes on that this year, instead of the in-depth stuff of last year. You can go back to last year's posts to read the history of the 12 days if you like. It's just what I do to encourage people to reject the abuse of consumerism during this holiday and to try to establish some rituals that actually mean something.
I will probably post at least one of my traditional holiday rants. lol!
I am going to try to start posting more on food and recipes and how I get the most out of my groceries and grow all I can. I have never posted a lot on cooking but I actually cook quite a bit, especially now that Jack is here. Due to the way I have always worked, I have come up with a number of time-saving recipes and ways to stretch my food and budget.
So, does any of this sound like things that would be interesting or are there just too many other blogs out there who already do a better job on those subjects? Or, does anybody simply have any other questions or comments?