Gardening Tribes

Just read the latest post from Billy at Garden Wise Guy. He talks about AllTop a site put together by Guy Kawasaki who is one of the top bloggers in the world. It is made up of “'all the top' sites on the web.” My blog is listed and that's exciting. So is Billy and a bunch of others.

This is the future of blogging. The grouping of blogs by various criteria. The top blogs, just gardening blogs, gardening blogs for California, etc. As more and more blogs are started some way of grouping them is bound to arise.

Also just read a new post by another top blogger, Seth Godin who writes “Are you in the tribe” Again, like AllTop it's about people coming together in “tribes.” Seth says, “I'd like to invite you to join a members-only tribe. A tribe for marketers, for leaders, for those focused on building communities or creating products or spreading ideas.” He makes an offer to join this tribe, under the condition you pre-order his new book, “Tribes, we need you to lead us.”

The pull to be a part of a group is strong. Seth says you can join the tribe only if you send him an electronic receipt that you have pre-ordered his new book by August 10th. After that the tribe is closed. The pull to order and be part of a great group of people is strong. I ordered the book.

I want to talk more about tribes and how it relates to gardening and the garden business, but that will have to wait till later as I need to open the store. The tribes await.