Seriously, a blog?


I’m Liza Drozdov: writer, gardener, entrepreneur, mother, friend, daughter and cat servant. When I first decided to blog I asked myself–and still ask myself –why the hell I’m doing it? Why would I, why would anyone, want to start a blog? What do I have to add of value to the sum total of clever blogs already thrumming along the Internet?

I tried to talk myself out of it. I tried to think of things people might want to read.

I tried to come up with things I might actually want to write about. Then I tried to talk myself out of it some more.

I thought I’d cook my way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and blog about it daily! But, no. Not because it’s been done–it just sounds like a lot of work.

Then I considered blogging about how I turned my grocery money into millions of dollars through investing in Penny Stocks. But I don’t actually know anything about the stock market. And I spend my grocery money the same way my friends do: on wine, books and plants.

Then I considered the idea of starting a conversation with anyone who’s interested in the same things I am.

So here’s my opening line in that conversation: I’m a writer and my novel Design My Life, based on my career in lifestyle television production, has just been published. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Two years ago I lost my job and decided to launch a business, because I was tired of working for people not as smart as I am. I took a huge risk, financially and personally, and that ongoing trip has been terrifying, exhilarating and empowering.

That business–HortusTV, is a streaming channel devoted to gardening, and it allowed me to turn my passion for gardening into a potentially profitable enterprise.

As you can see, I’ve been busy, and now I want to talk with other gardeners, writers and readers–you–about how you got to realize your passions.

I’m a gardener and a cat servant, so you’ll likely find lots of posts about gardens and cats–which as everyone knows is the most effective leavening agent for the heavy stuff.

I’d love to hear from you, so please use the contact form above if you want to reach me. Or leave your comments on the blog and we can continue the conversation.