Add a Blog

Please fill in the form below to request the addition of a blog to this list.

Please bear in mind the following:

  1. The blog must have some connection with gardening or horticulture. A blog about wildlife found in gardens would be great but not one about wildlife found in the Amazonian Rainforest. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter where in the world you are; all are welcome and in all languages. And, of course, it needs to be a blog, not a Facebook page or web site or anything like pinterest, YouTube and so on.
  2. It’s very important that the URL you enter is of the blog’s home page and not that of your latest post. The home page URL will usually be simple like “http://gardenblogs.online” whereas that of the latest (or any other) post will be a bit more complicated, like “http://gardenblogs.online/?p=485”. Blog homepages update automatically to show the latest posts but if you provide a post URL then anyone visiting your blog from this list will only arrive at that particular post. Forever! They may be unable to get to your more recent posts. I only check that the link gets to a recent post; I simply don’t have the time to check that it is to your home page. But subsequent checks may indicate that the link is over three months old and then your blog gets archived.
  3. I only add current and active blogs. And please, no “pseudo-blogs” whose purpose is only to sell something, whether a product or you. Blogs should interest and inform their readers. By all means flog something through your blog as long as that’s a sideline. If you have a commercial web site with a blog element in it, please provide the link to that blog element and make sure that the blog bit is updated regularly with posts which don’t merely sell something.
  4. Does your blog have an “about” page? If not, you might want to add a paragraph or two (not too long please – look at what existing listings have) in the “Anything Else” box to explain what your blog is, or you are, about. No explanation is likely to mean that fewer people will look at your blog.
  5. I will acknowledge requests to the email address supplied when you fill in the form. If you haven’t heard back from me within 7 days, then something has gone wrong and I won’t have received your message. Sorry, but the sheer volume of requests is getting in the way of getting the updates prepared so the acknowledgement will be sent using an auto-responder but this will provide assurance that your request is in the queue.
  6. Finally, there is a waiting list. I’ve found that adding more than 10 blogs in any update puts people off visiting them. So I limit to that number unless, occasionally, I’m filling a hole left by a blog which I’ve removed from the list for some reason. It may be anything up to five months before I add your blog, sorry. This gives you an idea of the number of requests I receive. If the backlog grows, I will try to increase the frequency of updates (to no more often than weekly) but I’m a one-man band doing this and I have other things to do, like cooking and, of course, gardening. My system seems to work. This site gets about 4,000 visits a month (that’s visits not hits – there’s a BIG difference). And newly added blogs seem to get a burst in hits (so their owners tell me).

Enough blurb. Go on. Fill the form in. Thanks for reading.

Small Print: All submissions via this contact form will be subjected to a SPAM check and those which fail that check will disappear into the ether. I won’t even know they’ve been sent.