It’s May already, and the different types of seasonal foods on offer are increasing with every passing week. On the grow-your-own front things are getting busier and busier around everyone’s kitchen gardens, window boxes and allotments.
From here on in, it gets a little non-stop, what with all the sowing, planting, feeding, weeding, watering, mulching and everything else that comes with it. That’s why we’ve put a few new ways to keep in touch into place.
You can now:
- Subscribe for new article updates (via new email service or Bloglovin’)
- Sign up for the monthly newsletter
- Follow us on Twitter (you don’t even need to join Twitter)
- Like our Facebook page
Subscribe to the new article notification service
The original ‘subscribe for update alert emails’ service we were running wasn’t performing as well as it could have been, so it has been replaced with a shiny new free subscription service. If all goes according to plan, the new one should run more smoothly, be more convenient and look a lot nicer.
If you haven’t used a service like this before, all it does is send you a quick email alert whenever a new article is added to this site. It’s very simple and straightforward, and it means you don’t miss out on anything new, especially during those times when you’re too busy to browse around your favourite sites and blogs.
Want to get these alerts? Just pop your email address into the ‘Never miss a post’ box in middle of the sidebar and press the ‘subscribe’ button. Or you can use the subscribe box right below this paragraph if you’d prefer. By the way, there’s a strict anti-spam policy here, so we promise there will be no ads in these alerts or giving your details to third parties or anything like that.
We do still have some people signed up with the original article alert subscription emails service, and if that’s you then you might like to unsubscribe from the old one (all emails should automatically contain an unsubscribe link) and sign up for the shinier new ones. I’ll leave the old service in place for the time being too.
If you’d rather get our new article updates via a blog reader service instead of via email, we’ve just joined Bloglovin’ too. All you have to do is click on the icon below to get started.
Sign up for the monthly newsletter
The monthly newsletter is a different kind of email service altogether, and it’s more like a mini magazine. It contains the latest seasonal recipes and food ideas, reminders of what to sow and what to pick / buy, grow-your-own news and tips, and book reviews. Some of this is unique to the email and doesn’t end up on the main website. Guaranteed to get your mouth watering!
If you’d like to sign up for our tasty monthly newsletter, just pop your email address into the newsletter box in the sidebar and press the ‘Sign me up!’ button. Or, even easier, you can sign up using the box immediately below.
Follow us on Twitter
You will find us chirping and tweeting away happily on Twitter at @GolightlyGarden – so please give us a follow and say hello. The Twitter feed is where you’ll find all kinds of sales and other short-term offers, and information about interesting events and volunteering opportunities.
If you don’t have a Twitter account and you don’t want to sign up for one, you can still easily keep up with our latest Tweets via this site. Just keep your eye on the sidebar where we’ve installed a Twitter widget for your viewing pleasure. It even has its own scroller included in it, so you can scroll down to see lots more messages.
Join us on Facebook
We’re fairly new on Facebook, but our GolightlyGardens page has got off to a good start so far. Please give us a quick ‘like’ for an easy way to keep up with our latest site and article updates, and the occasional Facebook-only competition.
There will also be various polls and surveys coming over the next few months, so it would be great to get your views about events, news articles, and new things you’d like us to have on the main site.
There you go – lots of easy ways to keep in touch. Don’t be a stranger now!