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How to create a Gardening Journal and Blog

for avid gardeners, and activist gardeners, to keep records of the garden, share with others, and maybe grow a following.

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Keeping records of what I've planted, where and when, has always been a challenge for me. Notepads and books get lost, or aren't with me when I need them. You know what it's like.

So, I've used Wordpress to make my Gardening Journal. The automated categories and tags in Wordpress make it a lot more useful than a paper journal. The trick is in working out what categories and tags to use and how.

Photos and links to other sites bring online journals into a class of their own. Being able to share news about my plants and garden by email or on social media are a bonus.

Another advantage is that I can access it anywhere, so when I'm at the garden centre, I can check the plants I already have, and my wishlist, on my phone.

This short course will help you work out the best solution to support and record your gardening.


Include your youtube videos and share them with your friends.

Your Instructor


Gayle Dallaston
Gayle Dallaston

Gayle is GayleD in the Brisbane Local Food group. Although computers and working online is her day job, gardening is her joy.

When brisbanecitylife.com.au was no longer needed in her business (because it had grown into BCL.com.au), she used the domain for her garden journal and blog.


Why not use Facebook, Ning, Instagram etc instead?

All these services are designed to use your content to build their business. That's fine while it works but all your hard work can disappear when they decide to shut up shop or change the service because it isn't profitable for them - remember Geocities, Homestead, and more recently Google+.

But with your own website, you're in control. You control the content, you have copies of your photos and words. You can download from one host and upload to another, you can change the theme on your WordPress site to give it a fresh look while all your content remains intact.

By all means, share your posts and photos on social media but do it as an add on, not as your only record. All you risk then losing is the comments.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as your monthly or annual subscription is up to date - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What this course includes and what it doesn't
This course is designed to help you make the most of your WordPress blog. It doesn't provide basic technical support but will help you make better use of the technology. If you need to know how to set up a Wordpress site from scratch, please see this page.

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