Trying Out Something New


(EDIT:  This post was done using the trial version of Gutenberg, the new format WordPress is rolling out soon.  I am not sure if I did not do it right or it is a glitch, but the various paragraphs are not showing up in the post.  Looks great in the editing view, but like I have no writing skills in post view.  Figures!  Anyway, enjoy the run-on paragraph mess.)   As many of my subscribers know, the postings on my blog have become sparse at best.  The various obligations of being a wife and mother, a small business owner, a church officer, and more have made it so that I do not have a moment to spare… much less sit down for an hour or two to craft a blog article.  My blog is completely free and I do not make a penny off of it; therefore, it sits with many other pursuits at the bottom of the pile that remains mostly untouched during the past few years. As my seed business grows larger and my customers have the desire to read pre-made articles on various topics, I have decided to revamp my blog to make it 1.) more customer friendly so there are plenty of articles related to what I sell plus some other topics, 2.) it is more search engine friendly, 3.) provides up-to-date content, and 4.) is set up to allow me to post quickly and easily. Wordpress is currently undergoing changes that will help me on the “quick and easy” bit, but the new format will not support some (possibly all) of my previous posts in the format that they were in.  I have the option to make certain changes to them to make them more compatible with the new format.  In an effort to do this with my limited time, most of my old posts will be disappearing in the near future (before November 1, 2018) and will be reappearing rewritten and updated for the new format and potential up-to-date content. I am not sure how long it will be between the disappearance and reappearance of the articles, as it will depend on me, my ability to adapt to and learn the changes that are being made in WordPress, and how detailed it is to make the appropriate changes to the content to make it not only accurate for the subject but also fully interactive with all of my social media platforms.    My current plan is to re-release the articles ‘in season’ with the particular topic so that I have the ability to add a video demonstrating a technique or list a new 2019 variety or whatnot. I ask for your patience during this time, but hey, for the most part, it will be kind of like the “same old” with not many posts.  Stick with me.  If WordPress follows through on what their changes promise to be, and I can make the ideas in my head a reality, this blog will be popping by the time all is said and done. Good luck with any gardening endeavors (or planning) that you have in the next few months.  I look forward to surprising you with something interesting once winter comes. 😉 *************************************************************************************** © Mertie Mae Botanics LLC and Horticulture Talk!, 2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mertie Mae Botanics LLC and Horticulture Talk! with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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