Monday, March 16, 2009

A mile marker for my tatting blog GIVEAWAY










This is a moment I've been waiting for! I get to celebrate 50,000 unique visits! What do I mean by unique you ask? Well, most counters are set up to track every page load; that means if I visit your blog 5 times a day your counter would go up by 5. I have set my counter to only count one "computer" visit per day; so if you visit my blog 5 times in one day my counter will only go up by one. I feel that gives me a more accurate sense of what is going on with my blog traffic. If I were to count page loads I would have 95,335 hits as of the time of this post.
Anyhow, I am excited to reach this mile marker and I would like to celebrate by giving away a free skein of 100% high quality SILK hand dyed tatting thread (HDT).
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be randomly selected one week from today. WHOO HOO!

57 comments:

Sandra E said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations! And boy howdy I'd love to get my hands on another skein of HDT - I'm an addict1

singtatter said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone! Cute photos you have here!

Kathy said...

Congratulations for the big 50,000 mile marker. Thank you for the chance to win your HDT.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm not at all surprised that you've reached this milestone... congratulations!

Zarina said...

Congratulations on your milestone. Your HDTs are like candies (for tatting).

Gina said...

I understand what you mean. Mine shows both - and the page loads are always much much higher.

What a wonderful giveaway!

OneCraftataTime said...

Congratulations! I'm brand new to the blogging world so it's going to be quite a while before I reach any kind of milestone. I would love to win some of your HDT.

Bonnie said...

Congratz on reaching 50,000 visit on your wonderful blog. I would love a skein of your HDT Thread has I have never tatted with your Thread. I would love to try.
good2tat@yahoo.ca

Quiltldy said...

Wow! I've been working on the TIAS project... would be lovely in some hand dyed silk... hope I win :) Congratulations!

connie said...

Love your blog,Love your silk thread and Love the unique photos of 50,000.
Congratulations
Connie

yarnplayer said...

Congratulations, Sherry! That is one big milestone, and a fabulous giveaway!

Krystle said...

Congrats, and.....ummmm PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME! Lol...

Jeff Hamilton said...

Congratulations, Sherry! That is quite an impressive milestone.

Elizabeth said...

That is some milestone! Congrats to you. Of course, I'm always up for more thread so I'm posting :-)

Tatskool said...

Congratulations on 50,000 unique visits to a unique lady's blog...LadyShuttlemaker you are a STAR.

Carol Lawecki said...

Congratulations on your 50,000 visits. That's awesome! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway too!! Have a great day!

Clyde said...

50,000 unique visits now that really is something to celebrate and I can't think of a better way than HDT.

Tia said...

Congratulations!
that is a nifty way to look at counters, I had no idea you could be that selective! Thank you for the tip & please include me in the Givaway!

knotaway said...

Congratulations on such great readership! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Thanks!

Marty said...

50,000 -- That's a lot of people, and it's no wonder; you've always got such interesting things to show. Ooooo, giving away silk, lovely!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Sherry, I love your blog and your tatting and especially your HDT. Love them. LOL Congratulation on your milestone. Hugs Judy

geeky Heather said...

Hooray for HDT!! Congrats on your milestone.

JaneB said...

Congatulations, 50,000 unique visits. I'm not surprised your threads are beautiful. Do we get to choose the colour thread if we win? That would be difficult they are all so fabulous.

battatter said...

50,000! WOW!!!
That is amazing! Well, you have such neat stuff here, it isn't surprising! Congrats on the milestone.
Carol

Laurie in Maine said...

Lucky 17? Luck of the Irish!
Fingers crossed and congrats on the real counter stats :)

TotusMel said...

Congrats on your milestone! I love the graphics you found for the post too!

Becky said...

You are a popular blogger! I haven't yet tried HDT and that would be awesome! Keep up the wonderful posts and tatting!

TAT19540 said...

WOW! That is fantastic! Congrats, (I love my ceramic shuttle by the way!). May you have many more exciting things to share with us!

wickedtats said...

Am i too late? Congratulations!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

It would be awesome to win a skein of your HDT thread, as I haven't yet worked with any. And 50,000 visitors - WOW!! Congratulations! An amazing milestone, but well deserved! You have so many talents and your blogs are always interesting and creative. I hope you're feeling better these days!

Marie said...

Congratulations Sherry! I love your blog and you know how much I love your HDTs. Someone is going to be a very happy winner! - Marie

Randi said...

Congrats, Sherry, and thanks for your generosity - not just with this give-away - but with your patterns, tips, links and the time you invest in the tatting community...I bet visit 100,000 happens sooner that you think!

Trayna said...

Congratulations Sherry - what an achievement!

I adore HDT and would love a chance of winning a skein of your silk.

Thank you for your generosity.

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on your 50,000th unique visits! I wish I had set mine up this way at the very first. You have accomplished much since we met and I am very proud of you. Love, Lala

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

WoW how awesome Sherry!!!! Congratulations from me as well!!!

MimiD said...

Sherry, I add my voice to the rest congratulating you on your 50,000 visit milestone. I'm looking forward to seeing you in less than one month!!! Mimi

summersadie said...

Wow! That's a ton of hits! Congrats.

H J said...

Congratulations! It is not surprising that you have almost 50,000 unique hits. Your blog is excellent, always interesting and informative, and lots of fun.
.

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on 50,000 unique visits! :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Sherry. What a huge milestone. When was your first post?

victats@gmail.com said...

How can I not comment when such a great prize is up for grabs? Congratulations on hitting this milestone

Shari said...

Wow, what a milestone of hits! Congratulations, it has to be due to the wonderful blog you have. I would love to try that silk tatting thread, please enter my name in your drawing.

méri said...

I can't resist to comment not to enter the giveaway but to send you congratulatuions for this amazing milestone!
Please don't count with me - I even don't know how to make tatting so I don't want to take off somebody the place - I only want to greet you

Ridgetatter said...

This is to say Kudos to you; I hope the thread goes to someone who ordinarily doesn't get such a treat as HDT ~ let alone silk. I don't want to be in the drawing; but who ever wins will really love the thread. I know I really treasure my silk threads ~ and they always make me think of you and all your hard work.
love and hugs, Bev

linb54 said...

Congratz! That's wonderful so many visitors! Beautiful HDT by the way.
Happy Tatting!

Sewicked said...

Congrats! My counter is not that precise. What color (mentally drooling) HDT?

Rabid said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Lisalou said...

WOW!!! Congrads! Thanks so much for a chance!!

Elizabeth said...

Who could resist. Your HDT is wonderful.

Tatfully Yours said...

WOW, I can only hope for that many to be interested in my blog. Good for you. Maybe if your draw is near the 25th it would great to win because that would be my birthday. YAY

***Jon**** said...

Congratulations on reaching the 50,000th milestone. I was lucky to have received one of your silk HDTs in one of your earlier draws, but the temptation is too great to skip this. So, here's trying my luck again, :-)

Sherree said...

I love your blog. Congratulations on the huge count.

Wing said...

so glad to have dropped by your blog coz I've just started learning tatting but not much resources are available from my place, I have to have everything shipped to me..
your works inspired me to lractice more and congratz!!!

Valerie said...

hey sherry, many more 50,000 visits! keep sharing. i enjoy reading your blog.

p.s. which widget do you use to track your blog visits? perhaps i should do that too. :)

changelingthings said...

Ohh...can I still leave a comment? I just found your blog - it's lovely...I adore those advocado greens.

Krystle said...

I won't get in trouble for leaving 1400 more comments will I?

Oh snap, you mod your comments. I'd get caught.

Owell. You can't fault a girl for trying :-)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

For all who asked, I use StatCounter.Com

Hugs,
Sherry