I’m bored. With this blog I mean. It was fun when I started it in 2003 (over nine years ago!), and even more fun when I found out that people were actually reading it. But now, and forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but I find that I’m struggling to come up with something original to say about gardening. Especially in this year of the downsized vegetable garden. I looked over my last year’s posts for the Garden-to-Table-Challenge at GreenishThumb.net and see that I made exactly the same food this year in exactly the same week last year. Should I write about it again? Nah…
Oh and what about Facebook and Twitter? I’m there, but not very enthusiastically. Twitter was fun when I was following a small number of people, but now I just browse the stream for a short time every few days.
Facebook, well, you all know the issues with Facebook.
And I’m also on Ravelry and Flickr and probably lots of other places that I don’t even remember…
All this is by way of introducing my newest internet gardening project. I noticed that people and organizations are using MediaWiki – the software that powers Wikipedia – for all kinds of interesting things. Tatiana’s TOMATObase is a wonderful reference. I signed up a few months ago with WeRelate – a non-commercial genealogical wiki. And I starting thinking. I really intended this blog to be a gardening journal. Then when blogs got popular, I started writing posts that I thought would please other people. Far from what I intended when I started. But what if I had a personal gardening wiki? It could be an even better version of what I thought I’d have when I started this blog. Introducing CultivatedWiki.
Now, this is very much a work in progress, so don’t go there looking for a complete garden encyclopedia. I’m adding to it a little at a time. Eventually, if I stick with it, it should be a good record of my gardening activities. Right now I have no plans to make it collaborative. It’s just a personal record which may or may not be interesting to others.
I don’t know what to do about this blog. For the time being, I’ll keep it around. Maybe I’ll do a weekly summary or something. Or just post when I have something new and different to say.