Putting things in Perspective

I have received my annual report from WordPress.  It was humbling to find that my top post was one that contained the least words and just one picture.  I noticed its popularity and added another pic and a line in Chinese for my Taiwanese ‘readers’ who dropped in to see the Black Genoa in my post, Goodbye Summer Goodbye Figs.

The word got around on a Taiwanese fruit forum about The Fig and members clicked on the link to take a look, never leaving a word.  Back on their forum they discussed The Fig, speculating on how I did it but never asking me!!  As it happens I can read and write Chinese so I added a line in my post to say: no, my figs are not fed chemicals and the tree is in a pot.

A friend suggested that I’d made it difficult for people to comment because of the condition I imposed: that they must register and leave their name and email address if they do not hold WordPress accounts, and that comments will be moderated.

The reason I do this is because I had previously been troubled by trolls.  I participated frequently on a fruit growers’ forum once and was targeted by them.  After I left the forum I started this blog in March.  The filter helps me minimise the risk of further attacks.

I have been blogging for nine months now and am still finding my way around Blogdom (yes it’s a word in my book, spellcheck!)  I try to blog each day but have yet to succeed.  My orchard takes priority because things die in there if neglected.  No one will die from missing a post from me; I’m sure of that! :)  Age and declining health also mean that trying to stay alive has nudged everything else out of the way.

They say that Blogdom is occupied by the very young and very old.  I am encouraged by that; maybe some of the very young will remember reading a line from my blog and pass it on and in that way, keep something of me alive.  If not, that picture of the Black Genoa may.IMG_1628IMG_1843



About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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10 Responses to Putting things in Perspective

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Yes being philosophical about Blogdom things is a good idea. I think too that as long as we ourselves enjoy blogging it is a good thing, always looking for inspiration and ideas to share is fun.

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  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    The Blogdom is indeed full of people of all types, all ages, which makes it so nice when one can connect with a blog (and blogger). The photo of your perfect fig is just one of the reason you will forever remain floating around, providing value ~ nothing quite like etching out a place in Blogdom (and in life). :-) Wish you a great 2016 Mary, take care!

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  3. taphian says:

    I’m licking my lips for your figs, Mary, Happy New Year, stay well and all the best to you, kind regards Mitza

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  4. Jan Schaper says:

    Mary, the more I read, the more I believe you have “orchard love” flowing in your blood!

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  5. wfdec says:

    It is rather annoying to put up a post and then find that a lot of people read it but make no comment. And people do take thinks out of context and beat you around the head. Anyway, that fig is quite spectacular. Down here in Ballarat my fig hasn’t produced anything yet.

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