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Help Boost The Laidback Gardener Blog

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Yearly progression of the Laidback Gardener blog since it started in 2014.

I’ve never been very good at tooting my own horn and so this blog—still, I believe world’s only daily gardening blog—just carries on, information about it spread by word of mouth. I’ve never advertised it, yet the number of readers keeps growing. Last year, there were 414,748 visits. This year, there are already nearly 700,000!

A bit over a year ago, I added WordAds to bring in a bit of money. (And no, I have no control over which ads appear nor where on the page they appear: some sort of algorithm determines that independently for each reader.) And it is certainly helping. No, there is not nearly enough to make this blog financially viable. As a freelance writer, I have no salary and only get paid for what I write, so any extra income is helpful.

Two Things

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Boost the Laidback Gardener blog by clicking like and sharing.

If you’re a regular reader—or even just an occasional one!—you can help in two ways. By clicking on Like (at the bottom of the page, after Share this). Apparently this adds a bit more cash.

And you can also help by sharing your favorite blog items with others, which can again be as easy as clicking a button, although you can also share in dozens of other ways, like talking about the blog to your garden club or community garden members.

I don’t want to appear greedy, but I put in several hours each day into preparing this blog and if you can help in any way to make that worth my while, I’d appreciate it!

And thanks to all those who already share and “like” the Laidback Gardener blog.

Back to gardening tomorrow: promise!

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. After studies at the University of Toronto and Laval University where he obtained his B.A. in modern languages in 1978, he succeeded in combining his language skills with his passion for gardening in a novel career as a garden writer and lecturer. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He is a regular contributor to and horticultural consultant for Fleurs, Plantes, Jardins garden magazine and has written for many other garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Rebecca’s Garden and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 50 other titles in English and French. He can be seen in Quebec on French-language television and was notably a regular collaborator for 7 years on the TV shows Fleurs et Jardins and Salut Bonjour Weekend. He is the President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. An avid proponent of garden tourism, he has lead garden tours throughout Canada and to the gardens of over 30 countries over the last 30 years. He presently resides in Quebec City, Quebec.

2 comments on “Help Boost The Laidback Gardener Blog

  1. Very, very happy to support your helpful expert blog, but it does seem that you have to create a wordpress account in order to ‘like’ the blog. But you can do this for free, ignoring the first subscription options!

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