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Back from GWA

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Best part about the Garden Writers Association conference?  Meeting GardenRant readers. Wow! There are a lot of you.  And at last we know your faces.  (Well, except for this face.  Quick–name a famous garden photographer who wears red feather boas when he’s among friends.)

And I think we’ll have a lot of new GardenRant readers stopping by this week.  Several people wanted the very useful handout from last year’s GWA blogging panel, and I said I’d post it, so here it is:

Kathy Purdy’s post about last year’s panel

and the handout she developed.  Basically, if you want to start a blog and need some links and pointers to get going, that handout will really help you out.

And also thanks to Kathy Purdy for posting the link to the Twitters coming from GWA.

But Susan & I also talked to a lot of people who thought a conference call about blogging for garden writersGwaportland
would be really helpful. We could go through some of this stuff step-by-step, but everybody can be home in front of their own computers. Could work.  Stay tuned here at GardenRant–we’ll try to set that up.

And finally–there was talk (OK, mostly from me) of setting up a discussion board for garden writers.  Working on it.  Again, stay tuned.

Oh, and the Portland gardens we toured were gorgeous, of course–even when (or perhaps because?) they were filled with garden writers.

Posted by on September 22, 2008 at 7:15 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.
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5 responses to “Back from GWA”

  1. It was great meeting you at the conference Amy. Wish we could have talked about chickens more!

    Thanks for posting about the twitters. We were trying to spread the word about our updates and you putting it here on GardenRant will really help.

  2. TC says:

    It sounds like y’all had a great networking opportunity. I sure wish I could’ve made the symposium. Perhaps next year, when it’s a tad closer (and I have the funding).

    I’m really looking forward to the new GWA Web site. I’m sure there will be lots of helpful changes. And your idea for a discussion board is a great one.

  3. TC says:

    It sounds like y’all had a great networking opportunity. I sure wish I could’ve made the symposium. Perhaps next year, when it’s a tad closer (and I have the funding).

    I’m really looking forward to the new GWA Web site. I’m sure there will be lots of helpful changes. And your idea for a discussion board is a great one.

  4. Saxon Holt says:

    Thanks Amy (and Susan) for your generous time to all comers in Portland. You guys may rant but it is always with the intent to help gardeners. Your warmth and generosity comes through when folks meet you. See ya

  5. susan harris says:

    Ah, I see that Saxon outed himself as the feather-wearing attendee. It was great picking his brain about photography and generally getting to know yet another very cool guy in gardening.

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