Thanks and congratulations to Colleen Vanderlinden, the founder of the Mouse & Trowel Awards, for bringing back these multiple-category recognitions for garden blogging. She
instituted them in 2007, and they were in hiatus in 2009. Now they’ve returned.
As we’ve ranted a few times here, the dysfunctional Bloggies
have no category for garden blogging. The Mousies fix that in a fun way; there are always interesting categories—this year's include Best Gardenblogger to follow on Twitter, Best Rural/Farming and Best Indoor Gardening.
This is a wonderful opportunity to think about the blogs you
most enjoy reading, look back on a year of blogging, and—what the heck—nominate
your own blog if you feel it’s deserving. The nominations are open through
April 30; after that finalists will be determined and another round of voting
Garden Rant has won a few Mousies in previous years. For that we thank you—and we especially thank Colleen
for bringing them back.
Click on the link above and nominate your favorite blogs. It
is an affirmation of all we do to make garden blogging an important part of our lives as gardeners.