Um, eh heh, hum. I feel a bit of a humbug even saying I write at all (I certainly don’t seem to do it very often although when I do, I surely make up for it with the word count). This is the next stage in the WordPress blogging fundamentals wossname…not really a course, challenge is probably pushing it a bit. The WordPress thingymabob then.
Day Four: Identify Your Audience
(Audience? This is getting worse.)
We often create posts hoping that a specific person (or persons) will see our work. Who’s your ideal reader?
Today, publish a post you’d like your ideal reader to see, and include a new-to-you element.
That above is my “new-to-me” element…an image embedded from Instagram. I don’t know how I feel about Instagram, with all the showing off (see above) and evil corporation thing. But then this is The Internet and we’re probably all elements in an experimental computer programme run by white mice and green bug-eyed monsters so it’s probably simpler just to enjoy the pretty bits of it, eat the tomatoes and stroke the dog. Looking at the above I think I’d rather embed my own images in future, but I’m trying this in good faith. Clever little widget though, to be fair.
As for “my ideal reader” and a post I’d like my ideal reader to see…well, let’s ‘ave a go.
We’ve not done terribly well with tomatoes this year and I am wondering if it’s just us. This year seems to have been colder, windier, and possibly wetter – certainly more inconsistent. However eventually the tomatoes have started to crop – some shop bought plants again and some grown from seed. Part of today’s dinner is pictured above: I’m particularly pleased with the Black Cherry and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting, sweet but rich, and fairly productive cherry tomato. This year’s crop has also reminded us that Gardener’s Delight has something going for it. Roma, Marmande and Moneymaker from the supermarket are all somewhat indifferent as were old Salt Spring Sunrise seeds and the last of my Brooks’ Special.
I suppose if my ideal reader were to read this, I hope they’d find something useful, reassuring, or curious (tips on varieties, that we had rubbish weather too, or that we had rubbish weather while they bathe in the vats of excess tomatoes they have during this season to beat all tomato seasons). And I’d like to hear their experiences too so I suppose the next thing is to add “tomato” to my WordPress reader tags and try to discover some more interesting and encouraging gardening blogs.
That’s all folks, it’s a poor mishmash of a post (perhaps more of a gazpacho) but I’ve done it so WordPress won’t take away my keyboard licence.