Friday, July 27 is my first Blogiversary!!! In that time, I have written 193 posts, received 1,189 comments, and Akismet has blocked 10,817 spam comments. Akismet works hard. He deserves a raise.
Hey, do you remember when my blog looked like this:
I loved that Chocolate Bar theme, but it wasn’t very robust. I’ve moved on to these wonderful sidebar widgets that I love so much and keep me from breaking my blog at 11:30 at night and completely freaking out! I have also learned so much html and even some xhtml and css in the past year. Actually, I think, quite a bit if you consider that I knew nothing when I started, not even how to hyperlink!
Anyway, I could wax on about my year in blogging all night, but this post is supposed to be about my
Yes, there is a contest of course. What is a blogiversary without prizes?? And Cake!!! Of course there will be cake!!! Yum!
So the contest is easy! All you have to do is write a comment under this blog post. That’s it! Ok, well, that is almost it. I think it would be nice if you could tell me something that you may have learned in this last year that you didn’t know before or if you could just let me know about a post or photo you particularly liked. That’s it. That is not too hard, right? Of course, if you just want to leave a comment to say “hi,” that is ok too — you can still win.
What will you win??? Well, I don’t know yet. I think it will probably be specific to the winner. You know, if you knit then I’ll send yarn. If you spin, I’ll send fiber. If you scrap, I’ll send something croppy-ish. Of course there is always chocolate too! I think there will be even more than one winner. We will write down names and draw winners from a hat, or maybe I’ll put you into excel and generate random winners that way. I guess it all depends on how I feel that day. Oh yes, that reminds me, I think I’ll have the contest close at midnight on Saturday, July 28. How does that sound?
Guess what I did today? I made this:
It is a lightbox so I can attempt to take better photos!
Here is another view:
I joined some groups on Ravelry (none of which I have had time to post on yet), one of which is the Etsy group. While reading the forum posts last night, I came across a link to Strobist where I found the most excellent directions on how to make a light box to photograph objects with a white background.This means I can now take very artsy roving photos like this:
Anyway, making the box was really easy and I had plenty of time to make it before leaving for my new job this morning. (Yes, I have new job!!! But I’ll write more about that in a future post..) (What? Don’t you think a blog should have a bit of intrigue???)And one more thing before I’m off to bed, and I leave you this post so you can comment your hearts out. I just wanted to share a link to an interesting Norse Mythology “legendary saga.” I was researching a colorway name for a roving and I came across this story of Kara and Helgi. Etsy doesn’t let you do hyperlinks and I just wanted to share.
Thanks for reading!!! I’m off to read HP7 now!