Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Marks 3 Years

I’m rather proud to announce that my Garden Blog has now been running for almost 3 years. I had no idea when I first started how long I would continue with it or how successful it would be. Anyway, I thought I would show how it’s been performing and take the opportunity to thank YOU, the audience, without whom my efforts at blogging would’ve been a complete waste of time.

As you can see from the stats shown below the readership has been steadily growing over that time and currently it’s on track to reach 2,000 page views a month within the next month or so.

It has been interesting to see what posts have caught people’s attention and the wide variety of countries represented in the audience stats. The stand out performer of all my blog posts has been the one about Myoga Ginger. I had no idea it would generate so much interest, but I was helped to see why when I received some of the feedback, comments and questions about this rather unique plant.

I have a few ideas about what I’d like to do with the content over the next year or so to keep it interesting. One thing I’d like to do is talk a bit more about other gardens besides mine, whether public or private, so we’ll see how that goes. I’m also thinking of inviting other keen gardeners to do a guest post about their garden or maybe an interview. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

I had thought of marking this auspicious milestone with something more interesting than a simple post about it. Perhaps a little prize or gift for one of you readers but I kind of ran out of time to organise anything properly and I didn’t want to do a half job, so I might save that for later.

Anyway, thanks again for stopping by.


  1. Congrats Dave! You do have some very interesting articles and very helpful gardening tips. I really like your page. Aloha!

    1. Thanks Antone & Kia Ora to you my brother, I appreciate the encouragement.

      I thought about you the other day when when had a letter read out at our hall inviting expressions of interest for delegates the 2014 international conventions one of which is being held in Hawaii. Unfortunately it's kinda bad timing for us, so we probably can't go, but it's nice to dream...