I already knew Meems and Frances and Gail and Donna and Catherine and Cameron and Sue and so many other Blotanical members by way of one blog or another: one more meme, one more search for a certain garden plant or technique. I did wonder what made some of their blogs so popular and read their posts carefully, looking for clues.
I saw the Blotanical insignia on various blogs. On a whim, I signed up. Little did I know where I was headed. I forgot to return for a few days. When I did, I found a long page or two of messages from other members. Some had visited my blog and left comments, but I didn't connect the two events right away. A couple of members faved my blog and I wasn't sure what to do about that.
When I finally took time to look at the whole site, I found that we were in the midst of voting for Best Blogger in a long list of categories. Scrolling down, I discovered that I had been nominated for Best Georgia Blogger! I heard from Cherry of In the Garden and More , who really is Best Georgia Blogger because she really cares and takes time to encourage everybody with whom she has contact. She blogged not only that she had been nominated, but generously named and linked the rest of us.
I spent some time picking favs and choosing picks. I had to go back and read the FAQs several times to make sure I was doing it right. I learn something new each time I return. I finally watched the tutorial, which was a big help in understanding what the little symbols mean.
While I was reading some of the posts with interesting opening lines, I read one that mentioned Flower Bricks. Flower Bricks? Why, I have two of those, seldom used. That is how I discovered the beautiful blog of Julie of My English Country Garden. A whole new world has opened for me by way of Blotanical. Do join us!