Friday, 18 July 2008

Arte y Cowpat - Update

The Sock searched to no avail for some Beardshaw bloggage to include in her last post. How exciting then to find this priceless, piece of posting from young Chris on the BBC Tatton Show site.
Like the man himself, it is short but perfect. Other bloggers should take note...

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10 comments:

VP said...

I'm thinking of taking a leaf out of your book Arabella and using invisible words for my posts from now on. Take this 25 word piece as an example:





There - isn't that better after my recent feeble efforts?

Arabella Sock said...

Engaging, succinct, and to the point!

How about a poem as well?

VP said...

How about....










OK???

Oohhh, I think that might just get me round JAS' poetry ban he's placed on me :D

Anonymous said...

I trust you are going to follow your own advice, Arabella?

emmat said...

ouch. Actually i was just thinking that short and perfect doesn't describe very much of my own bloggerie. Sigh. Well I'm spending the rest of the weekend at the Cactus Garden, Architectural Plants, and my friend's cafe opening at the seaside, so I will shut up in a minute!

Arabella Sock said...

Architectural Plants is one of my favourite places - a good place to just wander around even if you don't buy (I usually don't because the stuff I want won't go in my garden).

Where is the Cactus Garden? Do you mean the Hollygate one? Another of my favourite for succulents.

Fat Rascal said...

I think CB has said all that needs to be said!

As I can't get to shows I don't want to read what someone else thinks about show gardens until I've seen them for myself, sadly at the mercy of a BBC producer. Then I like to know other people's opinions.

The daily blogs are a different, I like having something to read (not necessarily sensational nor on a train) and don't often get to see gardening mags either.

So don't worry Emma, your pieces are always interesting and are filling a hole in my life at least!
As are other blogs, of course!

Arabella Sock said...

I think my problem with "corporate" blogs (rather than personal ones) is that they almost all come across as scripted trailers for the program in question or totally contentless waffle like this Beardshaw piece. What was the point in 'blogging' that? Actually I find it hard to believe that Chris actually wrote it himself.

Emma was right that amongst the BBC blogs Alys at least attempts to give something of herself to it. How much more interesting it would be if these people were totally unleashed. But for the most part these blogs are just an unnecessary addendum to the GW program (although no doubt soon every TV program will have one). The time and cost would be better invested in making the program itself more interesting.

VP said...

I'm on the BBC Readers panel and had a questionnaire yesterday to fill in about the GW magazine website - timely eh?

I gave them quite a bit of feedback! I've also suggested they merge both the programme and magazine websites. I know they're separate 'brands' (as evidenced by Joe Swift's reaction at GW Live as he didn't know about the magazine's tomato seed trial - and him, an allotmenteer to boot!), but they are pretty much duplicates of each other and I'd therefore like a better use of my licence fee and magazine subscription money!

emmat said...

yeah i can never even remember which one I read something on - it's totally bizarre. But it's to do with magazine versus programme and the two are totally separate and have different editors. I do think it's a bit mental but I guess they should have called the magazine something slightly different.