Have a Fun New Year’s Eve Everyone!
I never do reviews or anniversaries on this blog. Not because I don’t like them but because I never think of doing them. Then I see all these posts with monthly reviews, and then yearly reviews, and tell myself I’ll do one too and then I don’t. Then there’s the blog anniversary ones and it gets me thinking about how I don’t even know when my blog’s anniversary is! Blasphemy. 🙂
This post is my attempt at playing catch up. I admit that I had to go back and check when I started blogging and it was on Dec. 18th, 2014. So I’ve been at this for three years! Seems like just yesterday. Even though the 18th has passed already, I’m going to look at it as my blogaversary month (it’s still December!).
First, I looked over all the posts I’ve done (it was a quick glance of the titles) and noticed a few things. The first thing I noticed was that I’ve posted 228 times. I remember when I started this blog I was worried I would have nothing to write about. As time went on, I found I had so much to say, I could hardly get it all down. The next thing I noticed was that the posts that had the most views overall were mainly the Freebie Friday posts. I kinda let that feature lag this past year so it’s a good thing I was taking a walk down memory lane because I think I need to revive that and bring it back!
It also got me thinking about other featured posts I could have. I already do Student Corner which I really enjoy doing. I’d also like to have a more consistent video segment. Now that my shooting table is all clean again, I can start filming.
I was trying to decide the best way to review my blog and celebrate my blogaversy and had too many ideas for just one post. I want to celebrate my blogaversy with a Giveaway. I want to share my favorite posts. I want to talk about the most viewed posts, and I think it would be interesting to include the most repinned pictures on Pinterest. That would be a very very long post so I think giving each idea its own post is the way to go.
Blogaversary and Giveaway!
Let’s begin with my blogaversary. I want to share my very first post. I didn’t know how to start the blog off. I knew I had to get something down so I started with my tools of the trade. Once I got that first one out of the way, I hoped other ideas would come in time and they did. Can’t say it was the best post ever but it certainly got me started on a fun journey.
I’ve been toying with doing a giveaway for a long time now. Probably since that very first post. I can’t believe three years got away from me and I never did one. Tomorrow I will do an official post for the giveaway but here’s a preview on what I’m giving away. I’m going to combine my blogaversary with my passing of the Craft Yarn Council’s teaching program back in October. I am giving away the flat doll that I made as a final project for level one.
And the baby sweater I made for the final project for level two.
This design is from the course created by the master teacher Edie Eckman’s. It’s sized for a 12-18 month old made with Bernat baby sport (3) 100% acrylic yarn.
Have a fun night and be safe!