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GO! Smile the flowers!

Posted on March 12th, 2008 by Jim

Well gang we are back with our fully functioning GO! Smell the flowers with Mike’s blog idol video (feel free to FAVE on youtube) working it’s way around the world as more potential founders pitch up.

So after all the technical madness we’d like to take a second to reflect:


That’s better – big deep breaths and counting to 10!

How do you stay calm during a crisis within your world? Do tell. Valium optional.

GO! Smell the coffee?

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Jim

So, picture the scene.

We press the GO! button on BLOG idol and shout it all over the world and within minutes our beloved host 1&1 crashed on us! As the emails came in we couldn’t access this site or work out why. Then it got worse – our entire content over the blog (1,380 posts, 28,000 ish comments)vanished as our admin showed 0 comments and 0 posts.

Our heart sank, our inbox buzzed from fellow flowers pointing out that the site was down as our garden suddenly became a secret one.

“It’s OK – assured RYK in Bombay – we’ve backed everything up”

So, as RYK and the gang GO! drink the coffee and rebuild flowers we apologise for any disruption and if you’ve lost comments on recent posts just as it was getting exciting. We’re hoping to recapture everything and we’ll know in the next few hours as BLOG idol continues!


So, when was the last heart sinking moment you had? Do tell, coffee optional.

GO! Take part in BLOG Idol!

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Jim

Are YOU up for a challenge?

Ready to stand out from the clutter of blogs and be one 3 winners of BLOG idol as Jim becomes Simon and Em becomes Sharon or the other way around perhaps, only at weekends!

Can you take the rough with the smooth here at GO! Smell the flowers and join our 17 founders from 10 countries at the start of something unique? Post the content of your choice here, promote what you do, build a network, inspire others and learn from the other flowers here whilst enjoying it along the way.

As our garden grows & develops we’ve 3 founders to find as our global search begins for lively, thick skinned yet motivational bloggers with a sense of humour / humor and the ability to make people think, inspire them and challenge the norms. It is the thorny issues that we grow and learn from here at GO! Smell the flowers not just the petals and the pretty stuff.

There is room for both here and we’re opening our doors in the hunt for the 3 final founders and it could be YOU!Move over X Factor, Pop idol, Simon & Sharon – welcome to the first ever BLOG idol, courtesy of flowers founder, creative wizard and author Mike French! Here we GO! :-


If you liked what you saw then feel free to fave it over on youtube and get this climbing the ranks of youtube

Interested? What you need to do:

First dig around then post your answers to the following questions right here by Tuesday 18th March 2008:

1) Describe yourself in less than 20 words.
2) Details of your blogs URL and why you bother.
3) Why GO! Smell the flowers appeals to you.
4) What you can bring to the community.
5) What you’d like from the community.

So, post your comments right here to be considered for the final round.The top 5 will be given flowers access to post 1 blog entry of their choice which will then be planted in the garden, commented on, questioned and discussed.

Here is the BLOG idol trailer one more time! You may find clues as to what we’re looking 8-) for here:-


Get through that as one of the best 3 then you’ll be awarded your founders badge and our founders document so you can see where we’re headed with this unique community at GO! Smell the flowers.Any questions? Feel free to contact us here at GO! Smell the flowers about all things BLOG idol and good luck! GO! for it!

GO! Smell the updated founders video!

Posted on March 7th, 2008 by Jim

Well after recent GO!ngs on in the garden design wizard & flower founder Mike French has kindly updated our founders film as 3 flower founders have moved back to their own gardens:

**Do let us know if this is slow to load in comments and we’ll change in to a link – it is fine here in Dubai**

From next Tuesday, we’ll be scouring the blogosphere for 3 more founders with the launch of BLOG IDOL here at GO! Smell the flowers.

Once the 20 founders are bedded in we’re set to launch into a full singing, dancing, hugging and stone throwing community as we grow to full bloom, thorns & all!

Comments & questions on the flowers blog idol are welcomed including any suggestions on our selection criteria! We’re finalising the rules this weekend so feel free to pitch in before we press the blog idol button!

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