I’m starting a new website to explain blogging and related technical matters in plain English. It’s called Blogging Art and Practice.
There are some things about blogging that involve technical skill or know-how. I call those practices. I strive to use the best practices, to make my blog easier for people to read, for search engines to find. But there is an art to blogging, too. It involves finding your own voice, expressing your view of the world, writing well.
I’d like to help you with both of those. As a start, I’ve added the handout that I developed for the garden blog presentation that I gave at the Garden Writers Association symposium last month. I’m hoping you will send me questions through the contact form there. I’d eventually like to build an FAQ and a glossary to help “normal” people wade through the jargon.
Stop by when you get the chance and let me know what you think.
I’ve often been tempted to delve into these topics on this blog, but I’ve wanted to keep Cold Climate Gardening focused on gardening, not blogging. Now I’ve got a place to explore the blogging part of garden blogging, so it’s no longer a temptation I’ll have to resist.
I don’t plan on posting there as regularly as I do here. I will let the questions I receive direct my writing. I’ll also post on problems I solve for myself, and new information as I find it.