Do NOT Copy

Do NOT Copy

I'd like to introduce you to Blotanical!

I am so thankful to my friend Anna for introducing me to Blotanical. You can check out the website blotanical. We were missing our days of chumming around on the message boards and she told me about this great new site that she discovered. It sounded neat, so I thought I'd check it out.

It is a place that connects you to other gardeners and their blogs. You can share your gardening experience, what you like to do in you garden, and you can find their great blogs from all over the world. I am particularly enjoying it right now since there is nothing garden like outside my window for me to enjoy presently. My yard is buried under a thick blanket of snow! I go there and check out everyone else's beautiful gardens to get my "flower fix".

Here is a small piece of my garden from last summer. This was obviously taken before the seed was planted. (Many people like to see pictures in the blogs they read.)





Blotanical was founded by Stuart from Australia. He is a member of blotanical also, on his "plot" you can check out whatever information he wanted to share with the world. There is also some information about why it was founded and how it works on the news pages of the site.

What are plots, you ask? It may sound like a conspiracy if you think of the word in the wrong context. It is meant to be used in the gardening context of course. It is an area where you can find out a person's favorites such as what plants they like, colors, blotanists (people they met on blotanical) and blogs. Of course not all blotanists are open books either. It is nice because they don't pressure you to be someone you're not. You only share what you feel comfortable sharing. It's a very friendly atmosphere even though it may seem a bit competitive at first.

Whoa! Hold your horses. Please, let me explain.... The points system they use is what makes it seem a bit competitive to some. At different levels of points, you're awarded different priviledges. The more points you collect, the more blogs and blotanists you can choose. It's all in good fun though really, I haven't really met anyone who cares if someone ends up getting more points than them.

You collect points in a variety of ways. You are awarded points for logging in, getting messages, sending messages, having people visit your plot, and picking posts. My favorite part is picking posts. That is where you read other blogs and "pick" the ones that interest you most. Some bloggers seem to have somewhat of an advantage there since many have been members longer than others. It seems that many people tend to gravitiate towards their usual blog reads, but I'm sure there is usually good reason for that.

I think it's a great way to meet others who have the same interests as you. You can also find people to ask advice about your garden, find new friends, discover blogs you may never have found without it, the possibilities are endless!

Check it out! You'll be glad you did. You can always find a link to blotanical on my side bar if you loose track of this post.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a message and a backlink. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Cindy
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