The year is almost over, so I thought I would share some statistics for the Matsu Bonsai blog.
Since taking the site live in March 2008 the site has grown to be quite popular. Here are some statistics for the year.
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There's a new addition to the side of the Matsu Bonsai blog. It's the Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge badge. I've added it here to show that I support green initiatives.
What is the 350 Challenge? Here's a description from their site:
What is Brighter Planet’s 350 Challenge, exactly?
The 350 Challenge is a small way to show your support to fight climate change. The more bloggers that get our badge, the better. Thousands of readers will know that the climate movement is spreading far beyond the typical "environmental" realm and into the norm.
...we'll offset 350 pounds of carbon in your name! 350 pounds! That's like
flicking off 100 lightbulbs for a day. Or going two full weeks without
So visit the Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge site today!
A good friend of mine sent me a email the other day asking, "What's the deal with the bonsai blog? Are you still doing that, or have you moved on?"
I haven't posted on here in a while. It certainly isn't because I've abandoned this blog. Rather, a lot of things have been going on. I've been busy with planning the monthly activities for the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society as well as planning and organizing for the ABS/BCI 2011 conference, Bonsai in the Bluegrass. I've also been traveling back and forth to Ohio for the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati meetings and Advanced Study Group with Ted Matson. And finally, I've just returned from another Bonsai Intensive with Boon Manakitivipart.
What does all this mean for the Matsu Bonsai blog? There will be a lot of new posts in the coming days and weeks. With the weather turning colder and the bonsai being put to bed for the winter there will be a lot more time for updates. Stay tuned for more updates.
Thanks to GrandmasterB for creating a great contest for 1000 Entrecard Credits. And thanks to Jeff at BuzzMyBlog who put up half of the prize credits. And thanks to all of the readers of Matsu Bonsai, GrandmasterB, and BuzzMyBlog sites. It's the readers that make contests like these possible and successful.
If you're not familiar with Entrecard you can read more by visiting www.entrecard.com.
This prize will come in handy, as I'm working on a new website set to launch in early July...
Stay tuned to the Matsu Bonsai blog for some exciting updates in the near future including a great new contest on this bonsai blog. Winner gets a great new Matsu Bonsai coffee mug. Details will be announced in July. Stay tuned!
For the past few days I've been trying to find ways to increase the number of readers for the Matsu Bonsai blog. A number of new readers have found this site through the blotanical directory. Others have searched Google for bonsai blog and followed a link from their search results. Welcome to you all. However, what I find most surprising is the response I've gotten since joining Twitter.
Some of you may be unfamiliar with Twitter. Twitter is yet another way to keep in touch with people using the web and other technologies. You can signup to "follow" others, and also send out your own quick updates. I say quick updates as you're limited to 140 characters.
Some of the updates I sent out over the weekend include:
- Just ordered a prototype mug for Matsu. I'm thinking about a contest, but what to do?
- Art in the Arbor with Louisville Bonsai Society.
- Eddie Izzard tonight.
- Fertilizer week concludes on the Matsu Bonsai blog.
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Read what I'm saying http://twitter.com/matsubonsai.