Guess what today is? It's my 9th blogiversary.
On this day in 2004, Major Knitter was born. I didn't quite know where I was going with my blogging then - I thought I might publish patterns, write books, etc. but somewhere along the way, I just enjoyed blogging and sharing the passion of knitting (and family, scouting, travels, food, and other adventures) with all my readers. Even as blogging has waned, and fewer of my original blogging buddies are still around, I enjoy blogging. Even though I've changed the way I blog over the years (BF and the boys prefer NOT to appear on the blog), I still like sharing bits and pieces of my life with you.
- 1,701,927 views - which is an averge of 516 views per day
- 2,907 posts - which is nearly daily posting or 88% of the days since inception!
- 10,211 comments - which is barely 3 comments per day. But I must be honest that I've started getting more comments on Twitter or Facebook but they don't get counted here.
I've been blessed by blogging - and I've said it before - so let me tell you how many wonderful things have happened in my life because of blogging. I've made some great friends. Some of them have become real friends that I've had the opportunity to meet in person for knitting or when traveling and get to them them in real life via yarn crawls or lunch or just plain fun.
I'm sure I'm forgetting some. Some friends from the early days no longer blog. Others - many of whom are blogless - I've met at the LYS and have become my closest knitting friends. I've been in Westport for 10 years and most of my friends come through knitting or Scouting. I'm not sure what I'd do without either group.
So, in honor of my blogiversary, I'll be giving away one skein of Ti-Dy Socks yarn in camouflage green, brown and black + some other surprise goodies. Leave a comment to THIS post and I'll pick the winner next week. Tell your friends. Tell your readers. Only one entry per person. The contest will close at midnight EST on April 15th, so after you mail your taxes, be sure to comment and try your luck for a lovely prize.
Here's to many more years of blogging and friendship. I hope you'll stay along for the ride.