There are times when I wonder why I’m doing this blog. Weekends when things are getting away from me and I find it tough to get posts written. Times when no brilliant ideas come to me. Yeah, occasionally doubt grabs me. Its not long though til I come across something that I have thoughts on I want to tap out or someone asks a question or an encouraging comment pops up. Today it was that last thing… a note of encouragement and it was unexpected.
I logged onto my computer and checked blog stats knowing I needed to get writing soon. I saw a referrer that, while it looked familiar as it cited agriculture.com — it wasn’t one of the discussion boards I post to from time to time.
I had to see what it was… and it was an article by John Walter listing the top 10 sites from its [A]List for 2010. Even hours later I’m blown away that my blog is there. And the words written…. well I had to post them here for my mom and others to see. And maybe just as a reminder to me now and then when I wonder whether I ever get it right.
Janice Person, a Monsanto public affairs specialist, demonstrates exemplary use of social media, balancing professional and personal use of its various forms. Her personal blog is an entertaining mix of reporting, commentary, photography and interactivity. Highlights include a tribute to cotton farming (her specialty) and a good list of farm blogs she likes. Person’s work on Twitter, too, is a model for how to use social media: She provides useful news and tips and regularly interacts with her followers.
Several of the other websites and agvocates listed are among my favorites. And I really enjoy that the shout out included my list of farm blogs! Cause there are lots that you should be checking out. Get to browsing! 🙂