Sunday, February 26, 2012

!!!! It's my (((Five Year))) Blogaversary!!! Whoo hoo!

I can't believe I have made it this far. Five years!! Through thick and thin I am still here. Whhoooweee!
A lot has happened since last year.
I always like to include some fun facts on my blogaversary, so here goes:
This year I have had approximately 42,000 unique visits to my blog which makes that an average of 115 visitors per day which is up from an average of 101 per day the previous year. This past year I have posted on average once every 4 days which is up from the previous year when I posted on average every 5 days.
I am pleasantly surprised that I am up on my posting frequency because this past year I feel like I have gone through the wringer and hung out to dry.
On the upside I do feel like I am finally hitting my groove with being a new mom but it is still a juggling act with trying to balance my many duties....a fine art that I am still desperately striving to achieve.

This time last year I was aware of 215 tatting blogs and this year I have 222 blogs in my blog roll, however there are several blogs that seem to have "petered out" as their owners have not posted to them in over a year so I need to go in there and do some housekeeping. I am sure there are even more tatting blogs that I am not yet aware of and as always I welcome new tatting bloggers to share their links with me so that I can add you to my blog roll.

I am celebrating my big milestone with a giveaway of my tatting book Royal Diadem.

Now for what you have all been waiting for....

I had a total of 70 entries. I used a random number generator to randomly pick the winner of my special blogaversary giveaway and the winner is...... JB. A big Congratulations to JB.

Like I said last year....Thank you everyone for sticking with me through thick and thin and always encouraging me to keep on keeping on! I love you all!

Don't forget in just two days I am drawing a winner for this giveaway!


Jane Eborall said...

Ah, juggling is an ongoing problem even when the kids have grown up and flown!!! Congratulations on the blogaversary - must go and check mine, now!!!!

JB said...

Thank you so much! I am so excited.

Julie Romero said...

Congratulations on 5 years...that seems a monumental achievement to me. I have a nearly 3 year old and a 12 year old, some days it feels like I don't have time to breath let alone to tat or create anything at all...I don't know how you manage all you do!

Val said...

Happy 5th Blogversary! May there be many more 5 years. Love your blog. :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Happy 5 year blogaversary!

Congratulations to JB! I know she'll love your book!

Ladytats said...

Congratulations Sherry, on your many accomplishments, not the least of which is your blogoversary.
congratulations to JB as well. she is a lucky lady.
as Jane said, parenting is a juggling act for the rest of your life, so don't worry about it. enjoy is.

Josie Passell said...

Congratulations on our blogaversary, I love reading blogs and have been following yours for the last 2 years.
Please keep blogging.

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Stephanie said...

Hey there, young lady! Remember me? I'm back and catching up on everything. Your baby girl is the cutest little thing. I can see you in her. Adorable! Happy 5th Blogaversery and may you have many more!


umintsuru said...

Congrats to you on 5 years and to JB for the win. You have been so generous with your giveaways. Happy to hear that life as a mom is great. Little Miss P is growing up so fast. Good luck with your new ventures in the tatting mugs. Your new ceramic shuttles look fantatstic too!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! So happy for you!!

I'm still around *sigh* just have not had time for much of anything really.

❦TattingChic said...

Congratulations, Sherry! I want to thank you for being one of the peeps to inspire me to start a blog! You're awesome and I am a proud owner of your Royal Diadem book and some beautiful hand dyed red silk thread to tat it up with and also many other of your beautiful threads and shuttles! I am still saving money to get your beautiful precious metal tatting shuttles! Keep up the beautiful and inspiring work and I will keep drooling and following you! Send me and email I have some catching up if you wanna catch up I still consider you a friend! I have moved to another state and stuff!
~TattingChic ♥