About the Finn in the other end of the cable

Eastern Finland, Finland
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I'm DW and I'm 19 years old Finnish guy who has grown carnivorous plants since 2009 alongside with orchids, bromeliads, cacti and chilies. Besides growing plants I keep this blog, take photos, cook, read books and watch movies. At the moment I'm highschool graduate studying audiovisual communication in career college. For contacts my e-mail address is kihokki01[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also find here my grow list and want list

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Recognition -Tunnustus

So my blog got a recognition from Wune who keeps her blog Nepenthes blogi, a blog about growing carnivorous plants in Finland in Finnish and English. In this post 7 thing about my blog.

Kiitä antajaa ja linkitä bloggaaja, joka sinulle tunnustuksen antoi. 

Valitse viisi ihanaa bloggaajaa, joilla on alle 200 lukijaa ja 

kerro se heille jättämällä kommentti heidän blogiinsa.

Näin autamme uusia bloggaajia eteenpäin ja 

ehkä juuri sinä löydät uuden upean blogituttavuuden

In English: Thank and link the blogger who gave you this recognition.
Choose five wonderful blogger with fewer than 200 followers and
tell it to them leaving a comment in their blogs.
This way we'll help new bloggers forward and
maybe you will find a new acquaintance.

The "challenge" came in Finnish but for my blog's main language is English I will make this challenge in both Finnish and English. First in English.

Here are the question with my answers and remember to answer the same question if you choose to accept the challenge. Then tag five blogs and see if they'll accept the challenge. 

1. When did you start your blog?
- 3rd of February in 2011. It was a cold winter day with too much snow.

2. Why did you start keeping a blog?
- Few other Finns started keeping their blogs about carnivorous plants so I thought it was worth trying.

3. Has your blog changed a lot since the beginning? How?
- Quite lot I think. I think at the moment I'm writing more stuff and maybe even in better English than before. Also I think I'm taking better pictures than I did before. Also the layout has changed a lot.

4. What does your blog mean to you?
- My blog is like a public diary about my hobby growing plants. If I sometimes wonder when was the last time this plant X grew this well and in what kind of conditions I can always check it from here. Also this blog is my own training project to write better English and to learn how to take better photos.

5. How have you ended up with your blog's current layout?
- Well the header photo in blog's early days looked a bit anemic so I started thinking of new picture to there. At that time I also received Cephalotus follicularis, which made such a beautiful looking pitcher, which was one of the most beautiful plants at the time. I took a photo and thought "Yeah! This looks good."
  The background photo was at the time I received my macro add-on lens converter for my DSLR and started taking pictures with it. Picture of D. venusta's leaf failed a bit because I moved the camera while taking a photo. The result looked a bit funky though, some details but mostly very soft looking, which made it good background picture for my blog.

6. Of which subjects do you write most?
Plants, plants plants, plants, plants, orchid, plants, cactus, plants. chilies etc.

7. What kind of blogs do you mostly read?
- Just about blogs that have same kind of subjects as mine has. Mainly carnivorous plant blogs, an orchid blog, bonsai blog and few general garden and/or plants blogs.

Ja sitten suomeksi. Vastatkaa näihin samoihin kysymyksiin. Sa vastata mutt' ei oo pakko hei!

1. Milloin perustit blogisi?
-  2011 helmikuun kolmas päivä. 

2. Miksi perustit sen?
- Muutama muukin suomalainen aloitti pitämään blogia lihansyöjäkasveista. Kokeilin ja huomasin eetä täähän on ihan kivaa. 

3. Onko blogisi muuttunut kovasti sen alkuajoista? Miten?
- Ulkoasu on muuttunut eniten. Luulen kirjoittavani nykyään enemmän ja parempaa englantia kuin alkuaikoina. Lisäksi kuvien laatu on tainnut parantua.

4. Mitä blogisi merkitsee sinulle?
- Tää on sellainen julkinen projekti, josta voin tarkistaa koska kasvi X on menestynyt hyvin ja missä olosuhteissa, sekä vertailla kasvukausia ja valaistuksien muutoksia paremmin. Lisäksi blogia pitäessäni kokoajan harjoittelen parempaa englannin kielen taitoa ja parempien valokuvien ottoa.

5. Miten olet päätynyt blogisi nykyiseen ulkoasuun?
- Yläkuvan otin samoihin aikoihin kun olin saanut Cephalotus follicularis-kasvin ja otin sen kauniista ansalehdestä kuvan ja ajattelin että "Jo-o. Tämä kelpaa."
   Taustakuvan ottaessani kokeilin järkkäriini juuri tullutta makrolisäkettä, jolla otin kuvia mm.. D. venustasta. Kuva epäonnistui hiukan koska liikautin kameraa kuvanottoaikana ja lopputulos oli pehmeä, jossa on kuitenkin sopivasti yksityiskohtia.

6. Mistä aihesta kirjoitat blogiisi miluten?
- Kasveista, kasveista, orkidoista, kasveista, kaktuksista, kasveista, chileistä ja niin edespäin.

7. Millaisia blogeja itse luet mieluiten?
- Sellaisia jotka käsittelevät suurinpiirtein samoja aiheita kuin omani. Lihansyöjäkasveista, bonsaista, orkideoista ja ihan yleisesti kasveista kertovia blogeja.

Then I shall give my recognitions for following five blogs:

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout! I added a link to your site to the sidebar on mine, hope it nets you some extra traffic as well

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    1. Thank you very much. Soon I'll make one list of my own so you will have some traffic from my site too. :)

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