When the idea came to me, it started this way.

A Farmer’s Analogy

I consider a blog like a tree.

A tree has its roots on fertile and firm ground. A blog is anchored to the imagination of its author, grounded in the basic principle of freedom of expression with responsibility.

A tree rises with a strong trunk to mature. A blog will build up its creator’s confidence to persevere.Β 

A tree creates new branches and greening leaves. A blog will offer greater possibilities to provide its writer a medium to hone his writing skills by producing meaningful content.

A tree will attract every creature under its shade. A blog will persuade visitors, who manage their own blogs, to stay for a time and interact.

A tree will produce fragrant flowers that will eventually bloom. A blog will store memorable posts that will blossom in the hearts and minds of readers.

A tree will bear fruits that will taste as sweet as honey. A blog will give its creator the satisfying fruits of his labor.

A tree. A blog.

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  1. Greetings friend! I’d like to thank you for commenting, liking or following my blog. As such I want to nominate you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Please go to this site: to read the rules and decide if you want to accept it or not. It’s your choice and I hope you will, but it’s up to you. Mostly I want you to know that I appreciate your loyalty to me and my writing. Thank you so much!

    1. I accept. Thank you. πŸ™‚
      Your loyalty is rewarded in return. I do appreciate your comments and support.
      May you receive all the great luck for the year ahead.

  2. I really like your analogy comparing a blog to a tree–MUCH truth there! THANKS for subscribing to I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday. Happy New Year!
    –John Robinson

  3. I started blogging in 2011. Although my intent was to promote my art, blogging was very difficult for me to endure because I really don’t enjoy talking about myself; therefore, I wasn’t likely to promote my work in any reasonable capacity. It’s something that I had to overcome in order to adequately promote myself. In fact, someone commented on my blog saying that I needed to do exactly that. It was completely the opposite of what I expected from a cynical world that seems to not be interested in other’s opinions and experiences.

    I learned that for all those who really could care less, there are at least 5 more who genuinely want to learn more about you in this specific manner. Those who don’t care just don’t show up. It changed my outlook toward blogging completely.

    Thank you so much for taking an interest in the Hammer Home street Photography Project, and Happy New year to you.

    1. We care. There are times we feel we are alone. I felt that way for two months after I started blogging. But, that phase passed by when other bloggers started to notice I existed.
      I will pass by from time to time. The Reader is my favorite hangout but I also rely on email replies to go directly to blogs.
      Blessings to you.

  4. “A tree rises with a strong trunk to mature. A blog will build up its creator’s confidence to persevere.” As a new blogger here, this really was something I needed to see. Thanks.

  5. This is so nicely presented. I love the baby chicks/birds! I think comparing your blog to a tree, that is a very great analogy! Thanks for checking in on my posts and I always enjoy yours, too!

    1. I always make it a point to visit everyone every now and then but sometimes tech problems prevent me from doing so, Please bear me on this. I will visit because I like to read your interesting experiences.
      Thank you for commenting. I am glad we can share our thoughts as freely as possible. πŸ™‚

      1. You have made me stop and think, like when we were on a different page. You said, nicely, “Can we agree to disagree?” Then, we moved on, things went smoothly! Thank you very much! Robin

      2. I posted today, thank goodness the library was open! I named you as my benefactor in giving me the nomination for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I hope you know, I did it as close as I could without really following the rules! Smiles, Robin

      3. Sorry for the late reply. Having tech problems. 😦
        Thank you for the mention. πŸ™‚
        You decide how you create your post because that makes it unique. πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you so very much for stopping by and for taking an interest in my blog, the Breakfast Club. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Lucy

      1. Thank you for the nomination and the kind words. πŸ™‚
        I will be doing another blog round as soon as I get settled. I will stop by. πŸ™‚

  7. And that was a very good methaphore, yep, found out for myslef what an opportunity this blog thing-social media thing can provide me if I take the opportunity.
    Still with the logo, but probably will be a long time until I geat it, itΒ΄s family issues and IΒ΄m writing when I can in a screwed up computer in a screwed up internet caffes.
    Nice post, you reaffrimed my ideas. Everybody tells me this is not a job, for friends and family if I go back to back breaacking labourt like painting that is a job, not writing and comunicatin with toher peipple that share smae interst as I do through the interntet


      1. Yep, you said it…stay cool, which also translates when I finish a post I say “Stay frosty gents.” But since it seems women follow me on the blog, one actually suggested to say “gentessess” So be it. CanΒ΄t fight them……they win.

  8. This seems like it was Freshly Pressed or should be! Wow! Great way to compare and show how we may blossom and bear fruit through blogging! Take care and smiles sent your way for such wise words! Robin

  9. WOW, it has been a minute since I have been to your blog and how amazing is this!!!
    I wanted to thank you for enjoying my blog as well πŸ™‚
    I hope we can continue to share, express and inspire one another in the wonderful community of oneness πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you for the kind words. πŸ™‚
      I will be stopping by once in a while. You’re correct. The WordPress community is one great family. πŸ™‚

  10. The great thing about blogging is that I can visit virtually anywhere in the world without leaving the comforts of home. For example, I just visited a “sleepy town in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippine archipelago.” How cool was that!

    1. Hahaha! The good thing about blogging is that I can see great works of art like yours without leaving the sleepy town. Best of luck to your projects. πŸ™‚

    1. Back the, during the DOS era, that’s the analogy. I remember BASIC before Apple introduced hypertext and Microsoft imitated it with Windows. The rest is history.

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