Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Blogging etiquette

I'm sure there is a page somewhere to find out about acceptable behaviour when it comes to blogging. For example, I've added a list at the side of my blog now of some of the blogs I read. Should I mention to the people who own those blogs that I've done so? Seems only like good manners. I'll have to find the time to contact them all or leave comments for them or something like that.

In other news, there is no other news. Have been laid up with a bad cold (it's much too early in the year for that kind of nonsense!) so got very little achieved over the weekend. Did make it to the market though and stocked up on some delicious sweetcorn which I've blanched and frozen so that I'll have some over the next month or so.

Very big freezer is one thing that needs to be added to my list of things I'll need when I eventually have my own place and want to start really living locally. There's such a short growing season in Ireland really that it'll be important to learn how to preserve stuff properly as well as freezing. Liz from Pocket Farm and Katie from Simple Katie both talk about canning stuff (although I think that's an American term for preserving as their photos are always of jars of stuff rather than cans. Or maybe it's called canning over here too and I just know nothing about the subject!) and I think that's something to aim for so that fruit and veg are available in winter as well. There's not much point in trying so hard to eat locally during the summer and then falling back on flown for miles food in winter.


Jennifer Maiser said...

Hi Moonwaves -- Thanks so much for your great comment on my blog. I am going to send you an email about some of this stuff. Good luck with your site!

Moonwaves said...

Thanks for that Jen - I think the way I feel about it is summed up pretty well in your email and I especially like this comment:

"...write great content, play nice in the blogworld by commenting appropriately and nurturing blog relaitonships, and the links come organically."

Oh yeah, and, woohoo, I got my first comment!

Tracy said...

Hi Moonwaves, Thanks for listing my blog as one you read. I've added you to my blogroll too and look forward to reading more from you.

Tracy @ The Little Green House

Moonwaves said...

Thanks Tracy. And thanks for starting it all off for me - Little Green House was actually the first blog I read after googling for information on sustainable living in Ireland (I know you're UK but it's close enough for google obviously). From there I linked to some of your favourites and then to some of their favourites and so it goes.

Liz said...

You raise an interesting point: why is it called canning is one is putting the food in jars? Maybe because "jarred" tomatoes doesn't have a good ring to it? ;)