Thursday, March 18, 2010


Excitement here yesterday. The postman delivered the latest volume of Backyard Farmer, which features an article on winemaking written by me! I'd truly forgotten about the article, so it's nice when something like that lands in your letterbox out of the blue.
That got me thinking that this blog is well overdue for a giveaway. I've also passed some milestones (Two years of intermittent blogging, 100 posts) unremarked lately too.
So - the prize is a copy each of Volume 4 and 5 of Backyard Farmer (RRP $19.95 each!). Heaps of fabulous reading!
What you have to do is leave a comment answering the question:

What do you think makes a good blog?

I've been contemplating this myself lately and would love to hear what you think.
The winner will be drawn randomly on Sunday March 28.


SMB tech geeks said...

Congratulations on your status as a published author Paola, your worldwide renown is spreading ;0)

I think you've got the right idea with your blog - you talk sincerely about what interests you & share your knowledge & excitement. You also take some great pictures to back it all up!

Maybe we should send YOU the prize?!

Paola said...

Thanks SMB!

Tracy said...

Hello Paola,
Congratulations on your article and on 100 posts.

To me, your blog offers advice on things that I have yet to try eg.winemaking, coffee roasting. I also get to have a little look around at your lovely property and animals.

Best wishes and I hope to see many more posts,

Sincerely, Emily said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Published!!! NEATO!!!! That is great. Looks like a great publication and lots of interesting stuff in them (including you and your wine making article!)

And Congrats on 100 posts.

Blog, what makes a good one? hmm... for me it is a blog that talks about things I am interested it (And that seems to change for me each year as I make changes in my life). You post about things that interests me. Maybe I will never grow grapes or coffee beans, but I like "learning" about things that others are doing. For me (right now) it is simplifying more things in our lives, veg garden, making soap, bread, yogurt, and hopefully soon making cheeses too.

Thanks for all that you share.
Emily in South Texas