Site Talk forum: Gardening Ideas Forum - informative 'blurb' help needed.

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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 17, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Please, I have a request/question about the forum where we currently post our member-submitted gardening ideas and articles. https://garden.org/forums/view...

On some forums, over on the right side of the screen. there is a little blurb to explain what the forum is about. We currently have nothing in that space for the Gardening Ideas Forum. Maybe a few words to encourage folks to post an idea or article?

I am wondering if we could also put something there so folks can find the 'old' Articles and Ideas which I only recently discovered are in Gardening News https://garden.org/ideas/ and maybe also direct folks to the (classic) Gardening Articles in the Learning Library. https://garden.org/learn/artic...

I'm not sure if I used the correct links in this post so feel free to make corrections. Thank You!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 18, 2018 8:25 AM CST

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Write up a blurb and I'll copy and paste it over there. Smiling
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 9:35 AM CST
Thanks dave. Thumbs down

I was hoping a few people would make suggestions of how it should be worded. Maybe a shoutout to a few...(not gonna list everyone):
@joannakat, @AnnaZ, @carolem, @Legalily, @frankrichards16, @LizDTM, @Australis Hey everyone, can you help write a blurb for the Gardening Ideas Forum? Thank You!

Shrug! Confused I'll give it my best shot but could use a ton of help.
Something like:
Do you have tips or tricks to make things better/easier in the garden? Done a gardening experiment? Found something to save time/money in the garden? Write a short gardening idea or a longer article to share with NGA folks so they can learn new methods. Photos help to make the idea/article more interesting.

After reading the articles here on the Gardening Ideas Forum, check out the other articles/idea from the recent past (add link here) or the oldies but goodies from the Learning Library (post link here).
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Feb 18, 2018 9:41 AM CST
Greene you said it perfectly Thumbs up
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Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Feb 18, 2018 10:17 AM CST
@greene, great ideas!

About the writing though, I would stay away from the "short" and "longer" things. These were things that prevented people from posting originally. Same with photos. It took a decent effort to get this forum going and I wouldn't want to discourage members from posting now.

So, instead of "Write a short gardening idea or a longer article to share with NGA folks so they can learn new methods. Photos help to make the idea/article more interesting." Perhaps,

"The Ideas Forum is the place to post your gardening ideas and/or the How To of your ideas. They can be as short as one sentence, or as long as you like. All will be appreciated. Photos are helpful, but not required."

In, "After reading the articles here on the Gardening Ideas Forum, check out the other articles/idea from the recent past (add link here) or the oldies but goodies from the Learning Library (post link here)," I'd leave out the "after reading the articles here on the Gardening Ideas Forum." People can check out those links without reading the IF articles first. Maybe replace that with "You can find additional ideas and articles at (link), and at the Learning Library (link).

HTH.

AKA Joey.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Thanks...okay, I will do an edit here and let's see how it goes...

Do you have tips or tricks to make things better/easier in the garden? Done a gardening experiment? Found a way to save time/money in the garden?

The NGA Gardening Ideas Forum is the place to post your gardening ideas and articles. They can be as short as one sentence, or as long as you like; all are appreciated. Photos are helpful, but not required.

Additional NGA ideas and articles can be found here (link), and here (link).


Is that better?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Feb 18, 2018 10:55 AM CST

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Added.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Well, that's it, folks. Dave has spoken. It must be perfect. Thumbs up Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Feb 18, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Feb 18, 2018 2:52 PM CST
Looks good to me!
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Feb 18, 2018 5:38 PM CST
greene said:Well, that's it, folks. Dave has spoken. It must be perfect. Thumbs up Hurray!


I do believe it is! Thank you @greene and thank you @dave!
AKA Joey.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 6:06 PM CST
And thank you to @joannakat for helping to edit my words into something that made more sense. Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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joannakat
Feb 18, 2018 6:31 PM CST
greene said:And thank you to @joannakat for helping to edit my words into something that made more sense. Hurray!


You're very welcome, but it was YOUR idea! And a very good one! Hurray!

AKA Joey.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Now I'm all embarrassed but thanks. Thank You! And golly gee, acorns, too!! Thank You! Thank You!
I hope that the little blurb on that forum will spark some interest and get folks to post new ideas and article. Spring is happening here and there around the world. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Feb 18, 2018 9:16 PM CST
greene said:Now I'm all embarrassed but thanks. Thank You! And golly gee, acorns, too!! Thank You! Thank You!
I hope that the little blurb on that forum will spark some interest and get folks to post new ideas and article. Spring is happening here and there around the world. Thumbs up


Nothing to be embarrassed about, you did good!

If you really want to get people to post there, offer acorns for each new post! Thumbs up

AKA Joey.

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