RE: Garden Journal Community Engagement: Win Hive!
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Damn that's a tough quiz.... LOL.... I THINK I can name #5. 🤣
One thing that I really appreciate about the Hive communities you have nurtured @riverflows, is that they ALL have a much stronger comment game. I LIKE the way the comment sections take on a life of their own. I still remember my FIRST Hive-Steem instruction from @kenistyles - he said 12 comments for every 1 daily post, as a MINIMUM. And I have tried to abide by that in 4+ years. I think the greatest kudos we can give a fellow blogging-posting-Hiver is to show them the courtesy of commenting in such a way as to acknowledge they have been READ and HEARD. Some people are better at it than others - a couple of great commenters that stand out in my head are @minismallholding, @owasco, @angryman and @cmplxty. 😊
If there's one thing I've learned from @hivegarden and the gardening community on Hive, it's that our definitions of gardening can become pretty limited when we stay focused only on our own little bit of dirt, and that we are enriched, stretched and empowered when we see and learn from gardeners in other cultures and other places. It's POURING down in Chiang Mai today, so gardening is not an option. But I have talked to the plants on my front porch and am hoping for clearer skies tomorrow.
I vaguely recall that comment suggestion, but not it being per post. Is Keni still active these days?
There are certainly people on Hive who I know to go to if I actually want a conversation or at least a guaranteed reply. That tomato eater up there is one I'll add to your list. 😁 I may be biased, but I think gardeners are some of the best conversationalists anyway. 😉
Fingers crossed for gardening weather for you tomorrow.
Funnily enough I hadn't seen Keni for several years and then bumped into him in the street about 10 days ago. He's mostly doing his adult video thing and crypto investing... haven't seen him on Hive in eons. Although I think he has his auto-voter running so probably lurks from time to time. 😆
Gardeners are amazing people full stop. Some of the best ones I know are that way cos they HATE humans an prefer the silent company of plants. So not sure about them as conversationalists... but the gardeners I know who DO speak publicly, are such caring, intelligent and nurturing people, mostly with a learning disposition.
How goes the SA winter? I told my mum in Melbourne today that I was cold cos it was 29C and raining hard. She said it's only 8C where she is. 😮
It's been pretty mild here all winter so far. We've had a fair amount of rain, but some dry days too. Not one of our wettest winters by any means.
Good to know Keni is well. 🙂
This is interesting because I can sort of relate to both of these extremes. Even simultaneously, such as feeling like I have so much to say yet no one who cares to listen, which is the part of humans that I hate.
I always for 4 minimum after replying to my own comments. Somedays that takes ages, like today! And some days I fail, but hope the rest of the time makes up for it. After all this time it's not a chore, mostly genuinely seeing what people I really like are up to!
I tried counting how much I commented, but it kind of took the fun out of it, so I stopped. Some days I'm more chatty than others anyway. 😆
Haha yes I stop counting at one, what do you think I am, ocd? 😂
I don't count anymore either, and I do TRULY enjoy seeing what's going on with peeps in the Hive orbit.
I HAVE set myself the discipline to open my Following Feed each time I start Hiving and comment-upvote on something in the top few new posts. Keeps it fresh and not to narrow - and I expand my horizons by seeing some very cool reblogs.
So true about gardeners being great conversationalists! Maybe it's because gardening requires knowledge from a lot of different fields and we just want to share what we know! I am having a blast curating all these excellent comments! Everyone wins in my book!
There is just so much to share and learn, even after years of gardening. You can't help, but share!
I still have to finish a couple books some fellow gardening friends gifted me as well. I'm sure they are full of much wisdom. The one I'm going to read next is called Botany for Gardeners.
Haha of course you can, and I am pretty sure about no2 :)
How lovely to have been included here!
I'm here for the comradery, the knowledge, the support, the warm and fuzzies. It is a great community for all those. And yes, to stretch my imaginings of what can be, what is in other places.
I love it when it pours, and I have no choice but to let the garden be. I know the next day, there will be abundance!
There's definitely much more of a special shared 'something' on Hive that enables connection - I guess shared values really do count for a lot!!
Right now I can hear the frog's chorus on a rainy, warm, full-moon tropical night and yes, there will be abundance tomorrow.
I find it so satisfying when it's pouring!
I love the garden community, everyone does try to engage and we have all got to know each other! Most of us are here because we love gardening which is more important than rewards. I could hug everyone here tenfold!
That style of commenting @artemislives, seems to come naturally for some... others, might become better at it with a little practice, if interested. I suspect the ability stems from certain frontal lobe activity, of which side of the corpus callosum, I'm not quite sure...😏 along with gardening for a minimum of two years.
Well - soil microbes DO improve brain function in a roundabout way so that works. 😆 Gardeners ARE generally very cool people with an eye for observation, as well as judging the environments on a micro-level. All of that augers well for not only better and more sincere-relevant comments, but probably better human relationships as well.
Brain health fascinates me on just sooooo many levels!!