Thursday, November 09, 2006
It's my Knit-blogiversary. I switched this here bloggy thing over to a knit blog one year ago today. Since everybody and their brother is having a blog contest for their blogiversary, and you know I hate jumping on bandwagons, I won't be doing that. But there are two people I'd like to thank for being with me since the beginning. Rain and Elisabeth. You see, I made my first knit-related post on November 9th, 2005. On November 10th, I got my first comment. It was Rain. On November 16th, I got my first bloglines subscriber. It was Elisabeth. I had no idea until I signed up for Bloglines myself this past July. Elisabeth was the first knit blogger that I put a button on my blog for. It started the whole pimping of the blog, and my stalking of so very many other bloggers. These two wonderful ladies are what got me blogging. Funny what one comment can do for a person. Every day that I post, I am constantly amazed that anyone out there even cares to read what I have to say. Much less respond. Or even keep coming back. And for that, I thank each and every single one of you. I can only hope the next year proves to be as fruitful for me. So Rain and Elisabeth, if you're out there reading this, please, e-mail me or PM me through the knittyboard with your address. I'd like to send you a little something as a thank you for being here for me since the beginning. And as you all know, eventually I cave to the whole bandwagon thing, so lets do this. Currently, I have 90 subscribers through bloglines, 43 of you are public. Once I get to 76 public subscribers (76 because I'm turtlegirl76 - ha ha - get it?) I'll have a drawing. The prize will be - what else - Koigu!! But since I'm selfish and won't part with any of my own stash, you get to pick out your very own colorway as available at Knit Happens. If you're overseas, we'll work something out. Don't you worry. So, if you haven't subscribed yet - do it! (just make sure it's a public subscription so I can see you) My blogstalking life totally changed when I found bloglines. So if you still go by bookmarks, get thee to bloglines and sign up! It's free! Drawing will happen as soon as I reach the magic number. ETA - Nope, Google Reader doesn't count. Unless one of you can figure out how I can see who is subscribed to me through it. Right now, I have a google reader account, and I did subscribe to my own blog, but still can't figure out who else is subscribed. So screw it. Bloglines only. Besides, it's what changed my blog-reading world so why not pimp it? And if you are already subscribed, but privately, you can change it by going to your feeds, click on my blog and in the upper right hand corner you'll see "edit subscription". You can go in there and change it in a drop down box from private to public.