My Challenges: Zero to Hero

Day 2: Edit your title and tagline.

Make a Text widget of new tagline.

Looking agian at my blog title it makese sense to me but not to anyone else until they read my home page, So yes, I agree it needs changing but what to? I still want Tigger in it so… I did as was suggested and looked for a relevant domain name and found tiggerbouncing.com and tiggerbouncing.net and snapped them up. So my new title must have Tigger and Bouncing in it. But in what combination? Is it the Bouncing Tigger? or Tigger Bounces? or The New Bouncing Tigger? So I am going to have a short poll here for my new name and other suggestions welcome:

Now I need to decide what my tagline should be, I think something like ‘Bouncing her way through all things enjoyable: Gardens, Arts, Travel and Life’. do you agree that this sounds good?

I need to add a new Twitter link and a Facebook page – to come…

Day 3 Challenge:

Writing the post that was on my mind when I first decided to write a blog.

I think I have already written this on my Home page but here are some of the initial thoughts:

I started a blog initially for a very simple reason – We have a garden that had recently been accepted into the Yellow Book of gardens in the UK. For those of you who don’t know about the Yellow Book, it is quite prestigious to be accepted into this and means that you have worked hard on making your garden interesting to people who might visit. I wanted to try and publicise the garden and encourage people who had not heard of the garden to come and visit. And so I started a garden blog on a specialist gardening site. Now that site closed down and so I thought I should move my blog elsewhere and had heard of WordPress and so moved the blog. Unfortunately many of my posts were lost in the process or were no longer relevant. I started again and renamed my blog in the process because I thought just writing about gardens on a more ‘open’ blogging site was limited and thought about what I could write. I therefore wanted to write about the things I like doing – visiting gardens of course!! but also going to the theatre; going to exhibitions of all types from Art to Jewellery to History; books ; cooking; tea (shops) and cake (!); and travelling – of which I was doing quite a lot and we have more lined up if my health can manage. I did not want to make this too personal and about my family or too much of my personal thoughts – rather a more critical and reflective view of the things I had been doing.

The garden aspect may have worked a little as the garden has now been featured in two Japanese publications – a magazine and a book and has been photographed in the hope of a UK publication too. As for the other things I write about I am not sure that I reach a wide audience as although those people who have read the blog last year gave me some really nice awards, my reader numbers are relatively small – hence undertaking this challenge. It would be nice to have more readers just for the feedback and comments and the nice chatting that results… a feeling of being part of a community that appreciates your point of view I guess.

So here it is my Day 3 Challenge completed and published! And as a reminder here are two  photographs of our garden..

Pergola and Vielchenblau Rose: our Garden

Pergola and Vielchenblau Rose: our Garden

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4 thoughts on “My Challenges: Zero to Hero

  1. defeatingpain

    I agree with wandering voiceless, your blog name made sense to me! Maybe a comment like bouncing a long and bouncing back from your health problems? ^_^ whatever you pick keep writing! I am really enjoying reading your posts! I plan to be in the UK this fall, maybe we could meet up for tea and cakes!

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    1. ukgardenfiend Post author

      Thanks for the comments! 🙂 I couldn’t quite say bouncing back from health yet, but maybe next year.. as for meeting that would be wonderful. Just let me know when and where and we can make arrangements.

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  2. ukgardenfiend Post author

    Thanks – that makes so much sense – yes I agree a tigger would be nice – and ‘bouncing my way through’ sounds great! thanks so much! Now I just need to find a photo or something I can use for the tigger – I wonder …

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  3. Wandering Voiceless

    You know, I got the Tigger Renewed title right away; your about page just gave it deeper meaning. What didn’t make sense to me was the picture next to it (your avatar): it had no tigger! I now also understand the reason for the flower; it would just be nice to combine the two images (Tigger in a garden?) which would then lead to your new tag line…

    Now that you’ve committed to keeping “bouncing” in there, I would just suggest using that as you suggest in your tag line, but shorter: something like “Bouncing my way through Gardens, Arts, Travel and Life.” Retains your imagery, but keeps it short and simple.

    Great pics!

    :>

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