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May 01, 2006

A Review of Our Blog


Our blog was recently reviewed by Brian Brown's Pajama Market, a blog dedicated to reviews of Small Business blogs.

The review is an interesting critique. For the most part it is favorable of the type of material we post here. With regards to subject matter, he has his critiques, such as my series on biking commuters.

Part of the intriguing nature of landscape architecture as a whole is that it covers a diverse range of topics. From a residential landscape construction perspective, Brian is right, biking to work is not pertinent. From a landscape architecture perspective, urban planning issues and alternative transportation are very relevant.

Our blog is meant to focus on subjects relating to our industry, but there is only some much fodder here for a regular running commentary. We also try to post information that is related in art & design, and items that are of interest to our community. In addition, as Brian notes, the blog is meant to be a more personal and varied look at the goings-on of our company, rather than a formalized newsletter approach. As far as his critique, my only critical reaction is that he could have looked at more of our past postings over the last 10 months, instead of justthe last few weeks. There are some very good posts that have both content and scholarship, rather than just pure content aggregation and links.

Posted by Michael O'Connell at May 1, 2006 11:57 AM


Hmmm, you make a good point about bicycling routes being tied in to landscapes. I hadn't really caught this connection in your posts, but the connection is definitely there and I was probably incorrect to label the posts as totally "off topic." Despite that, I still liked the posts for the personal touch, as I mentioned in my review.

As far as reading back over the past ten months, I simply don't have the time, but for the most part, I think this blog is great, well-written, and thought out.


Posted by: Brian Brown at May 1, 2006 11:46 AM

True, that would be a lot of reading. A quick browse of posts by category might be a time effective way to see a wider cross section of posts. In any event, I enjoy your site and thanks for the review!

Posted by: Michael O'Connell at May 2, 2006 10:34 AM

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