Thursday, January 31, 2013

And, now, a word to my followers ...

I just noticed that I now have 198 followers.  I suppose when I finally hit 200 followers, I'll have hit a landmark of sorts as a blogger.  But I am not holding my breath.  If I remember correctly, I was holding steady at 196 followers for four or five months.  Then, suddenly, it was 198.  And I am certain that the second I hit 200, I will write a post that annoys a few folks just enough to cease following and I'll be back to 196 again.

Indeed, I find it amazing that I've attracted so large a following with a blog primarily about stitching. A blog, moreover,  that pretty much contemplates my own navel so far as stitching is concerned; one that is all about  my aesthetic and my projects.  It's not like I am writing tutorials, or offering up my own designs as freebies, or even giving away anything more than the occasional chart or two. Nor do I have a catchy specialty like the very funny spinster with the persnickety dog or the delightful stitch bitch who polices the media for snippets about the textile arts, good, bad and indifferent or the articulate black sheep who divides his posts equally between the topics of stitching, baking, films and an insider's look at the lovely city of San Francisco.  Me, I just write about stitching with a rare foray into the personal once in a while.

It's extraordinarily flattering to know there are 198 people who stop by every so often and read what is essentially a personal stitching journal.  So this post is an acknowledgement of the connection and a thank you to all my followers for visiting and reading along.

8 comments:

Vickie said...

Hi Regina!Yes, I too, am grateful for all the friends out there. What a great blessing this "little" group is!♥

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

And we want to thank you for sharing your stitching and sometimes you life. Each of us gains inspiration and confirmation that we are not alone in the great big world.

Annette said...

I stop by quite often as I can certainly relate to the "navel contemplation" and love to ooh and aah over other's stitching ;) It helps pass the time until I can get back to my own!

-Annette
http://www.annettesacre.com

Rachel S-H said...

Love your blog!

stitchinrose said...

You probably have more followers than you know. I check in often, but never formally "followed" you... until now so add me in. I really enjoy your blog.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm very honored to be considered part of the stitching elite! I think we all have something to contribute.

Myra said...

I just became your 201st follower. I have been reading for a couple of years now, maybe 3 but never officially became a follower. I use my browser to subscribe to feeds so it doesn't show up as "following" although I read every new post. Congratulations! I do enjoy seeing what you are doing. :o)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like your blog!

I love Coni and Anna too but they have a unique voice, I don't want to read 20 imitation Stewie's every day LOL.

when I read one of your posts, I know it's you from the way you write. I never get to the bottom of a post and have to scroll back up to the top to see who made it!! A true sign of getting old LOL.

And your stitching is pretty darn good too.