Friday, March 9, 2012
A Quiet Celebration
Today is an anniversary of sorts - or, to put it in blogging terms, a blogiversary. One year ago today, with great trepidation, I published my first post - and "Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness" was sprung upon an unsuspecting world.
I had hoped to celebrate this day with flags flying and trumpets blaring, with virtual balloons and cyber cupcakes - but the events of last month have changed things a bit. So instead of a gala anniversary post, I'd really just like to say "Thank you." To all of you who have read this blog over the past year; to those who have left thoughtful and funny and kind and loving comments; to those who have become my friends across the miles that separate us: it's been so much fun, and a wonderful privilege, to connect with you all through this page.
A giveaway will be held later this month, and meanwhile I will leave you with some astonishing (to me) statistics:
Pageviews in the last year: 246,947 (!)
Most-viewed post: Bean Blossom Scarf
Most-commented on post: Queen Anne's Lace Tutorial
Most popular on Ravelry: Birchbark Slippers (425 favorites), Flowering Clematis (413 favorites)
Most projects on Ravelry: Queen Anne's Lace with Matching Ends (39), Bean Blossom Scarf (30)
(It would seem that free crochet patterns hold a powerful appeal.)
And, in case you're wondering:
My favourite design: Double Thistle Scarf
My favourite post: A tossup between The Virus and the Tissue Box and Micawber's Law
My favourite readers: All of you
Thank you all, so very much, for joining me over the last year. Stay tuned for the giveaway and for March's free pattern.
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