I began blogging on 8/24/07. That means it's taken me a little over 6 years to reach this landmark 1,000th post. Incidentally, I passed the 100,000th page view mark earlier this month which means I have been averaging 100 page views per post. Of course, early on, the page views were in the very low numbers but lately they have been averaging between 120-130 per post. I am something of a statistics junkie and I like to compete with myself. So the growth of my blog has been one of my minor pleasures. I know there are other far more popular stitching blogs with far more followers but I am content with what I have accomplished.
So, I thought I would celebrate by having one of those companies that prints and binds blog entries into an actual book make one of my blog for me. Basically, this blog is a better version of my old hand-written stitching journals since I can now incorporate photos in the entries. So it would be logical to have it available in book form as well ... just to page through whenever I want a trip down memory lane without tying up a shared computer for hours. It would also serve as a nice back-up.
As to the giveaway, I thought I'd spread a little stitching joy around by offering a $25 gift certificate to www.123stitch.com to one of my readers. Just post your answer to the following question in the comments section:
Which of my own personal favorites would you select as best post of the lot? Why?
1. Dec. 20, 21, 24, 27, 2011: Santas on Parade, Santas on Parade the Ornaments, Santas on Parade: the Sue Hillis Collection, Santas on Parade Fini. I consider this one post in four parts since it covers just one topic.
2. Nov. 13, 2010: The Design Process
3. Oct. 6, 2012: All Hallow's Eve Stitchery
4. Nov. 3, 2012: Thanksgiving Stitching