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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. 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 has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening 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 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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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