growing blogs and vegetables, and links

About a month ago I wrote a post giving my thoughts on blog monetization, and talked about how I was going to aggressively monetize my blog but try and keep some of the personal aspects alive. As an experiment I put up a few guest posts and decided I wouldn’t worry about revenue and just write creatively on any topic I chose. And I found that it wasn’t really happening – I can’t just start talking about politics or my thoughts on travel locations or whatever. So I’m going to go back to trying to stick to personal finance and productivity and career for the most part. I’m really waffling on all this, but I guess it’s what happens to most bloggers four plus years in. Plus I’ve found some of the writing energy I used to throw solely into the blog being sucked up by Facebook and Twitter, which is an interesting phenomenon (neither good nor bad).

On the plus side, we’ve been saving a lot of money: our little garden is yielding a HUGE crop of vegetables, meaning lots of fresh salads: we have dozens of tomatoes, cucumbers, salad, peppers, jalapeno peppers, etc. etc. right now not to mention abundant herbs. We didn’t have much luck last summer but so far this year we’ve had a bumper crop.  So we have some nice salads:  here’s a simple one.  Plus I’m having jalapeno egg white omelets every morning – one of my favorites.

salad

On to the links:

  • cold northerner

    Very happy for you with the success of your garden. Glad to see you are branching out in your personal endeavors in the soil. Beats crunching numbers and the office politics, eh?

  • http://www.remodelingthislife.com Emily@remodelingthislife

    yummy looking salad!!

  • http://www.greenbeansnmore.com/how-to-grow-green-beans.html Cathy

    We’ve had a vegetable garden for years. Over time we’ve learned what grows easily, and what doesn’t and now we don’t waste our time or money on crops that don’t do well. I think that everyone should grow something in their yard, whether it be corn or beans or tomatoes. It’s a great experience for the entire family and you get to enjoy the flavorful veggies that you grow yourself!