Well guess what, y’all? This blog is 5 years old now, and this here is my 400th post. And as a thank you, I have a little giveaway going on.
Blogging has changed a lot, or seems to have, since the advent of flickr, and Facebook, and Twitter, and, of course, for those of us in the craftblog world, Ravelry. And, for many of us, blogging and reading blogs has become a smaller and smaller part of our internet experience. My own consistency with blogging has waxed and waned over the years, and from time to time I have certainly considered dropping the blog altogether.
But I like having my little spot on the web, and as long as I don’t weigh myself down with expectations about how consistent I will be or how great each post will be, I still find it fun. And this blog was a starting point for me in making connections with the online craft community. I still find that community and those connections hugely important. Sometimes I spend more time with that community on Twitter, or on Ravelry, or on flickr, or on Facebook, or here on my blog. I like that it is fluid. The internet is like a big ol’ party, and I can float from room to room and enjoy it as it comes.
I love it. And I love the people I’ve met here. And I’m grateful to those of you who continue to read, and to comment. You rock.
Just for funsies, I scrolled back through my first blog posts and found this, my very first FO picture. It wasn’t my first finished object, but it was the first one I ever thought to take a picture of, and it was my first hat. And I think my first knitting in the round.
They’ve grown a lot in the past 5 years. I feel like I have too, especially as a knitter. You guys have been a big part of that. Huge. In fact, I don’t know if I would even be knitting without the knowledge and encouragement and inspiration I’ve gained from the internet. So, thank you.
And to say thank you with more than words, I have a fun little giveaway. Serendipitously, a representative from CSN Stores contacted me recently and offered me the opportunity to host a giveaway from them. I jumped at the chance. They are offering a $55 promotional code for one lucky person to use on any of their websites. Pretty cool, huh? You might know them from their website Modern Rugs . Pretty stuff there! They also have a site for Modern Furniture , Shoes , Pet Stuff , and many other shops. The gift code can be used at any of their sites.
Interested? Leave a comment – let me know your thoughts about the state of blogging, the role of blogs, or anything else you want to say – by Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00pm EST . I will be drawing a winner with a random number generator.
Thanks, bloggy friends, for your kind and encouraging words over the years, for your creative inspiration, and for your friendship!