Saturday, May 06, 2006

Happy Blogiversary to Me! (in a few days...)

Hi to all my friends and viewers, crocheters and non-crocheters who come to read my blog =) On May 17 I'm celebrating my first blogiversary. I hope you share in my excitement to highlight this event ;)
First of all, maybe I should give some relevant statistics too regarding my blog. Here are some accomplishments and trivia in my almost one year of blogging:

A year ago:
* I didnt know that blogs have already existed for several years before I started, I was totally amazed at the possibilities for creating my own blog...
* Like some of you, I started with no knowledge at all of html. I just learned everything step by step through trial and error...
* I didnt expect that I would be able to fill up this blog with this much in one year. For me, it has been a very productive year in crocheting and blogging...
* I didnt expect that I would be posting about receiving beautiful yarns from some wonderful people abroad, a year ago I didnt have any reason going to the post office!
* I didnt expect that I would have any business at all, selling threads and patterns...
* I didnt expect I would be designing and selling some of my patterns - all of you were my inspiration...

* I have had 42,350 + visits, and 90,000 + page views...(that includes my own visit, which is at least once a day ;)
* I have had 402 comments to this date (not counting my own...hehe...)
* I have made 116 posts and 60 of it are regarding my crochet projects...
* Visitors have come here mainly for the free patterns and interesting links (if you're still reading this, most probably you are my friend!)...
* Visitors have come mostly from U.S., and many more from all over: Canada, U.K., Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa, Australia (perhaps soon from Mars...)


Enough of that, now some good news for you ;)
In keeping with blog tradition of hosting a contest or giving out prizes on one's blogiversary, I came up with something too. Well, I find this occasion worth celebrating even more than my birthday, so I' m doing this ;) This isnt really a contest, and there's no big prize. I just thought of something, will tell more about this later... I have listed some 20 people who have inspired me through comments, emails and through their kindness and generosity. Here goes (in alphabetical order): Alisha, Barb, Beth, Chie, CL, Deneen, Elizabeth, Fe, Jaye, Jeng, Kimberly, Lucy, Pam, Rachel, Raquel, Shaylen, Stacie, Tina, Ulla, Vik, Yasmin and of course, my dear sister =) Thank you all!!!

19 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Amazing how much you've learned in a year of blogging isn't it?

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  2. Mimi..you are just to sweet..happy Blogiversary...by the way..love the little square you sent..my sister is gitting it in the morning so she can look at it..i told her to BUY IT FROM YOU..lol.

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  3. Thank you Deneen, Stacie and Shaylen! I really looked forward to this first blogiversary =)

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  4. That is wonderful, Mimi. I guess I must be a friend, since I am still coming to your blog, then. ;) And not for the free patterns.

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  5. Yay! you are my friend if you have read the whole post! Thanks Tina!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Mimi!!!! :)

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  7. You are too sweet! Happy Blogiversary Mimi!!!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary Mimi!!!!Wish you sucess in all that you do!!!!

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  9. cherrycola10 May, 2006

    Yay! Congrats! Thanks, too! Weeeee!

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  10. Thank you all for your greetings! It really warms my heart =)

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  11. your blog paved the way to our friendship... and it was my search cannon threads that led me here!!!

    happy blogiversary, my friend!!!

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  12. Thank you, Jeng! I didnt expect to be so lucky to have you as my neighbor and my friend =)

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  13. Happy Bloggiversary Mimi! Wishing you joy, hapiness and success in everything you do. You have a wonderful blog. It's a pleasure and inspiration to me.

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  14. Thank you so much, Yasmin! I am so happy this blog has brought me a lot of friends and gave me the opportunity to promote crochet.

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  15. mimi.. i am honoured to be counted as in inspiration.. thanks !!

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  16. Thanks, that's another inspiring quote from you, Elizabeth!!!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary Mimi!!!!!!!!!
    I´m reading all the posts I missed last month... And I´m really sorry I´m greeting you so late. I appreciate your friendship and for being there in good and bad times, allways sending such thoughtful mails.
    Vik

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  18. Thank you, Vik!
    I really miss you here and miss reading your blog when you're not posting.

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