planting the seed

Welcome to my first post! Why am I writing this blog? Well, it’s not because there aren’t enough gardening blogs out there already with tons of useful information. In fact, if you’re looking for the hottest gardening tips, I’m sorry to report that you probably won’t find them here. Or you will, and they will be buried amid my musings as I try, fail, experiment, rejoice, and reflect on a new chapter of my journey–a journey into writing and a journey into growing my own food. Why me? Why now? Why the heck would anyone read this blog?

Well, for starters, maybe you’re a family member or a friend, and this is the best way to stay informed about what I’m up to as I embark on three months of learning organic gardening on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Thanks for stopping by! But regardless of who joins me, I wanted to write about this experience anyway, and I’ve never gone more than a few days writing in a journal before I take a several-year hiatus. The more public I am about it, the more motivated I’ll be to actually sit down and write. That’s the hope, anyway.

I really enjoy writing, and there’s so much going on in my head that never seems to make it out, so much thought-provoking info I come across that I want to pass on and never find a chance. So many creative activities that I take up, and then set down halfway through because I’m lured away by something new. Why should I succeed with writing this time? No, it’s not a New Year’s resolution–I carefully avoided that dead-end. With a creative writing class freshly under my belt and a thirst to keep the words flowing, a bit of long-needed spare time, and a strong desire to remember and to share the stuff I’ve learned and the places and people I’ve encountered here, I am more than set up to do this thing. My highest hope is to keep writing when I return home, creating a shared space for pass-on-worthy things–especially about food, leafy green things that grow, other sustainability-related stuff, epic things happening in the world–and my own ideas too. Here’s hoping!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are
    so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
    Any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

    Reply

    • Hi, I like WordPress but pay a little every year to have my own choice of domain name. Tips.. I don’t know a lot about writing but I do try to sit down with no distractions and just write straight for 30-60 minutes without editing. Then leave it and come back to it the next day for editing. Have another person read it too and give you feedback!

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  2. It’s truly a great and helpful piece of info. I’m satisfied that you shared
    this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this.
    Thaznk you for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for reading! It’s been fun so far, I appreciate the encouragement!

    Reply

  4. Posted by Kris O! on January 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Looking forward to following along on your journey 🙂

    Reply

  5. Hey Kat, I’m so glad you’re writing, please keep it up, waiting for more!

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  6. Awesome! I can’t wait to read more~!

    Reply

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