It's time to nominate your favorite garden blogs!
Most of you have participated in the "Mousies" in previous years, but I haven't, so please allow me a second to ramble on about how excited I am.
The Mouse & Trowel awards are a way for us to nominate our favorite blogs in a bunch of great categories. Though the garden blogging community has a lot in common (gardening, of course) I'm always surprised to find how diverse a group we really are. I know I have different taste in blogs than lots of people do. For example, I tend to gravitate toward blogs that have more of a technical gardening focus than an aesthetic one. What I mean by technical is the "how-to" blogs. The ones that tell me how to do stuff, grow stuff, improve stuff, build stuff, not kill stuff. Now don't get me wrong, I love those "look how beautiful I am" blogs too, but they are not really the ones I spend the most time with. Maybe this is the natural progression of gardening, to learn everything you can, then appreciate the beauty. Nevertheless, it's where I am in my gardening life cycle and there are certainly plenty of blogs out there for me AND those of you who are in it for the beauty of it all.
So, with the Mousies, I have an opportunity to nominate MY favorite blogs which sorta feels like voting for president, only I KNOW my vote will count! Kidding ;)
I'd also like to send a special thanks to Colleen for taking the time to organize the Mouse & Trowel awards. I think it's great that she takes the time out of her busy pregnant life to organize this for us. I'm personally geeked out about the whole thing. Here's how much of a nerd I am - I actually waited till midnight last night just to see if there'd be a big announcement about it. I know - I need therapy.
In closing I'd like to say - GET YOUR ASS OVER THERE AND NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS! Remember, your vote counts!