What happens when you blog: scary and amazing



File under gardenBLOG-related:

Have any of you seen this lifecycle of a blogpost article from Wired? I know many of us don’t think of our blogs as having much of an impact; they’re personal journals that we maintain for fun and to connect to (in our case) the larger gardening community. So if you haven’t, you should really check this out. The speed with which your words reach anyone who might care and many who don’t is amazing. No wonder I hear from the people and companies I write about here almost instantly!

Those dullards at Target who think they can ignore bloggers should take a look at this. And I certainly hope that garden retailers and others in our field pay attention to what we say here and elsewhere in the garden blogosphere.

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Elizabeth Licata

Elizabeth Licata has been a regular writer for  Garden Rant since 2007, after contributing a guest rant about the overuse of American flags in front gardens. She lives and gardens in Buffalo, N.Y., which, far from the frozen wasteland many assume it to be, is a lush paradise of gardens, historic architecture, galleries, museums, theaters, and fun. As editor of Buffalo Spree magazine,  Licata helps keep Western New Yorkers apprised about what is happening in their region. She is also a freelance writer and art curator, who’s been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, ArtNews, Art in America, the Village Voice, and many other publications. She does regularly radio segments for the local NPR affiliate, WBFO.

Licata is involved with Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest free garden tour in the US and possibly the world,and has written the text for a book about Garden Walk. She has also written and edited several art-related books. Contact Elizabeth: ealicata at yahoo.com


  1. Very interesting. My site is targeted a lot by the spammers, you can find out who is doing spamming your key words even phrases in an article or post by doing a search of your domain name.

    It is amazing, how this whole system works and finding information is so much faster than it was years ago.

  2. Now that was interesting – I often wonder how some people end up at my blog. Now I guess I have a better understanding of how that happens.

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