Saturday, November 07, 2009
Musings on my (nearly) 300th post, and a GIVEAWAY!
This is my 299th post! Holy cow!
I started this blog in June, and in less than 5 months, I'm almost up to to #300. That's an average of nearly 60 posts per month, or 2 per day - in fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of days where I haven't had any updates. Huzzah! I think this is a pretty big accomplishment, I know I certainly wish all the bloggers I followed (especially the ones who support themselves solely on their blogs) would update at least that frequently. Of course, I've yet to make a penny from this endeavor and probably won't ever, but I still hold out hope I could get the sweet Intel gig MightyGirl did or support my whole family like Dooce. Or at least get free stuff to play with. :)
But if nothing else, this blog helps me keep pushing forward on my various creative endeavors, and gives me an outlet to showcase all of them. This also helps keep me sane, since my work life (where I spend most of my time) is less than exciting. So until corporate America comes begging me to create projects for Martha, or throw lavish parties with their money, or test all of their new and amazing products, I'm enjoying the blog life, and I'll plan to keep up my crafting and posting at least this often.
AND, in honor of my nearly 300th post, I'm jumping on the bandwagon and hosting a GIVEAWAY!
Now, this could be highly embarrassing if nobody decides to play along, if it turns out only my mother reads this (and she probably doesn't know how to leave a comment), but I guess I'm willing to take that chance :) So here it is: I'm celebrating this blog milestone by giving away a hand cut glass mosaic photo frame! It'll be one like these:
They hold a 4" x 4" photo and come with a peg stand, or they can hang on the wall.
To win, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite project I've posted (or I suppose if you hate them all, tell me what I SHOULD be posting about!). Get a 2nd entry if you post a link to my blog on your own site, and leave a comment with the web address. Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the big winner! I'll ship the prize anywhere in the continental US (sorry overseas blog stalkers, maybe next time!). And everyone is eligible - including my mom, and just so you know, she always seems to win any drawing I'm involved with. I warned you! :)
Get your entries in ASAP, I'll draw the winner on Saturday November 14th. That would have been the date of my first craft fair, but I've decided the show I had registered for wasn't the right fit for me (all vendors, I was the only crafter - so calling it a craft & gift fair was a little disingenuous) and sublet it to someone else. That gives me more time to prepare, so I was able to be lazy today - though I did have my dad & brother help me cut a bunch of boards for larger mosaics!
Thanks again for taking the time to visit my site, I hope it brings you some joy or inspiration - and spread the word on my giveaway!