Monday, 8 April 2013

Bloglovin, Feedly - which to choose - gardening

Have a read of this article which helps explain the difference between Bloglovin and Feedly -  how to decide

If you are still not sure whether to change to Bloglovin, Feedly, both or something different, keep looking as you will need to change before July 1st.

If you read other people's blogs, it might be worth letting them know as well otherwise there will be an awful lot of people in blogland who will be caught out.

Yesterday morning was cold so we went for another walk around our local area. In the afternoon, we were in the garden. I started painting our raised vegetable beds - did two of them before I got fed up!

Also potted on a few early sowing's of vegetables and intend to warm up one of the raised beds for a few days before sowing some vegetables directly into the soil (the cover will be put on each night and removed each morning) if it needs to be. It was so nice to be able to sit out in the sun and have a cup of tea.

The wormery is now outside, up and running and quite lively! It is still sitting in its postal packaging. Not worried if it rains, it will still help insulate it and once soggy, can be torn up and given to the worms. We shred everything private and usually put it onto the compost bin (pretty unreadable after being in there).


12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips about blogging . I'll ask Mr Sft to explain it further (my little brain doesn't take it in).

    I am so impressed with all your sowing and plotting. You do work so hard and deserve all your produce.

    Sft x

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    1. Thank you. I have to admit I didn't even realise I was reading my Google blog using reader! There you go, we all keep learning.

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  2. I've been using Bloglovin' for about six months now and I really like it. To be fair I've never used Google Reader, I just kept Blogs in my Favourites lists, so I guess anything was better!
    Claire

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    1. Each of the two I've pointed out have good and irritating things about them. Feedly though, couldn't find a follow button to use so not sure how anyone can follow you. Also, at the moment, they use a reader that links to Google reader so they will have to get that sorted out before July 1st otherwise things might disappear of there as well.

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  3. I'm liking Bloglovin so far, so I don't think I'll bother with Feedly. I read the article you linked to, and it seems that Feedly is better if you want something a little jazzier or if you want to customise how you use it. I'm a simple soul and only want to know if a blog I follow has a new post on it!

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    1. I quite like it as well, seems more 'normal' than Feedly but thought I'd give them both a go.

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  4. I am completely confused about everything and panicking like mad that I wont be able to get everything sorted. I have no idea what to do or how to do it.

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    1. No need to panic. I don't think it will alter our blogs as such as we can still do that as far as I can see. It means that when we open up (normally on our dashboard other blog reading bit), then that may or may not be there (who knows). If you chose Bloglovin, make sure you are signed into your blog first then the process will be much easier. If you are still stuck after trying let me know.

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  5. I have just discovered your blog via Lynne at Textile Treasury... what sort of position have you sited your wormery in? We are getting one in a couple of months - facing west across the Wash and I had thought of a sheltered spot facing due south. Also looking at changing the blogging thingy now... I had no idea it was all going to have to change!

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    1. Hi Maggie, here is the advice which cam with my wormery regarding the siting of it:

      Worm composting can be carried out all year round, however worm activity ceases below 10 degrees centigrade. In the winter it will be beneficial to keep your wormery in a shed, utility room or garage. The worms can be kept outside all year but in the colder months, the container should be insulated. This is easily done with old carpet or bubble wrap wrapped around your wormery. Using straw inside will also keep them snug. Worms can also be killed if the temperature goes too high - above 40 degrees C. Always site your wormery out of direct sunlight and away from strong winds. In the summer a North facing wall is ideal, if it remains sunless.

      Mine has gone out down a passageway, which doesn't get much sun at all but can be windy so for now, I will monitor how it goes. Under the shade of a tree might be good.Mine is outside my back door maybe 10 feet away. That way, I can access it okay and hopefully, any fruit flies that appear shouldn't be too much of a nuisance. In winter (providing it has been successful until then), I shall leave it where it it but wrap in bubble wrap as advised.

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    2. We were going to put ours down the side of the house, round the corner from the kitchen, but it is quite windy there, and also cold. Needs thinking about. But thanks for the info, always handy to hear from users rather than just read info online.

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    3. At the moment ours is still sitting in the cardboard box it came in so might give it a wind shield of some kind, that should keep the worst of the wind away. The back and right are already sheltered by a fence and log store.

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