Friday, January 22, 2010

Blogiversary and a giveaway

Today is my second Blogiversary. The reminder has been on the calendar since I updated to the new one earlier this year and has been entered as a birthday so that I don't miss it like last year!

I'm very glad that I started this blog 2 years ago. I have met so many people both through the many and varied blogs I read and also face to face as a result of it. So many lovely people out there with so many talents. We are all so lucky that there is a forum where we can put ourselves out there and have people appreciate our efforts.

When I started this blog I had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 3 month old baby and a dream of creating my own website to sell my handknits. I now have a 6 year old, a 4 year old and a 2 year old and a live website and shop that I created from scratch, where people can browse and buy what I make. I'm thrilled. I wouldn't have pursued my knitting to the same degree without the impetus of the blog and I certainly would never have created a website or set up a shop. My plan for the upcoming year is to try to get more traffic to my website, whether this is through offering stock through Etsy or MadeIt, or in another way I am not yet sure. But since the website is there and I have more stock to add to it I may as well try, the hard bit is already done!


In the spirit of trying to get the word out there I am offering a giveaway, just leave a comment and I'll put you into the draw for this lovely pair of baby socks, handknit from Ixchel Blue Faced Leicester (wool) and angora (bunny), lovely and warm for a baby aged 3-9 months or so. If you don't have a little one yourself, they are sure to make a lovely gift for a friend or family member so go ahead and leave a comment by Friday January 29th, 9pm EDST (Aus) and a way for me to reach you in case you win. Good Luck!

10 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Happy Blogiversary Leonie. What changes you've seen in 2 years.
I have lots of friends having bubbas so those sweet little socks would be a perfect gift!

2paw said...

Happy Bloggiversary!! The Internet is full of lovely people and exciting things!!

Rose Red said...

Happy blogthday! (the second blogthday I've seen today!). I'm inspired by your level of craftiness with kids (so many women say they "don't have time to knit" etc when they have kids. I'm glad to see it is possible!

artificiallymythic said...

Happy blogthday! It's been an honour to read your adventures, and here's to the next year of fun, family and fibre.

:)

dillpickle said...

Congratulations! 2 years is a huge milestone, so well done :-) As a newish blogger and relatively new mother, I know what you mean about blog land facilitating increased crafty productivity and opportunities. It really is great!

Melissa said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have to agree that it is great to have somewhere to be appreciated. Congratulations on two years.

Lynne S of Oz said...

Happy blogiversary!
Looks like you had fun at Lake Tyers. We used to holiday for TWO WEEKS in Lakes Entrance. I still love going there. I love the beaches of East Gippsland - long long long long beaches :-)

Sarah said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary :)

Lynne said...

Happy blogiversary! I think I've missed mine; too much happening in my life this past month!

PS Those socks are very cute and would look lovely on Grandbubby the First!! LOL

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

Congrats on 2 years to you too. We started blogging around the same time. How cool.