If you could only follow one blog…

Dear followers of my blog (and all others who find your way here), I’m curious to learn what people like to read online, and what they value from a blog. Are they looking for news? Humor? Family updates? Cat photos? Recipes? Celebrity gossip? Thought-provoking fiction or in-depth analysis of issues? With that in mind, I have a question. If you could follow only one blog, what blog would it be? (It can be hosted anywhere, and doesn’t have to even be a WordPress site.) Or, if that question is too hard, answer this: is there a blog for which you read every post as soon as you can? Then… tell me about that blog. What’s interesting about it? Why do you like it? Why would you recommend it to someone else? Please let me know about your favorite blog in the comments. (Also, no fair promoting your own blog, because I know you read that one!)  

My UT Garden

A woman with an idea. That was me in November, 2009. At the University of Texas at Austin, they had launched a new platform to solicit feedback and ideas from the University community. On the day it launched, I happened to walk by two large raised beds, filled with autumn flowers, that were being dug up so that Landscape Services could replant them with winter-hardy annuals. It was a ritual the University had engaged in as long as I had worked here, and I was fed up. It seemed like such a waste of time not to mention a really bad gardening practice, to plant flowers that are not native and can barely make it through a season, only to replace them seasonally with other flowers that could only squeak through the next season. So I tossed a suggestion to the Ideas of Texas, and they liked it. President Powers even featured the idea on his blog Tower Talk! In … Read more…