Winter arrived with full force last Friday. Within two hours the lake, frothy from white capped waves was frozen over and snow drifts began to accumulate. Soon a fluffy, white blanket covered the neighborhood and we didn’t see the sun till Sunday.
This is the time when I don’t leave my studio often. I finally found the energy to unpack the last trunk show duffel bag, workshop supplies and banished the killer dust bunnies from the floor. It is also the time I begin to reflect on the year.
I have had this blog for just over eleven months. I don’t really count the 2.5 years I had a blog directly linked to my website – few comments and hits made that my practice run… I launched this blog at the beginning of December 2011 and when I opened the statistics page this morning the counter had an exciting number to share. A few minutes ago it sat at 33,333 – a number I never reached with my website till it was up for three years!
My conclusion: Blogging works – for me it is ideal! I can share information whether I am on the road dashing from one teaching venue to another, I explore the world to capture great imagery, or I am home and working from the studio. I made a commitment nearly a year ago to post three times a week, and I have kept this promise to myself, you, the reader and the occasional visitor. I might not have been so diligent if I had not seen the counter go up steadily. March 11th, 2012 I reached an all-time high in one day: 929 hits! That was an amazing number for me, the rest of the posts reach anywhere from 50 to 200 hits per day, depending on the topic and who might be interested in what I have to share.
Based on these statistics I have made a commitment to continue blogging. At this time I am not sure if the three times per week schedule will continue. So, here is a little encouragement to share your expectations: Weigh in with a “like” and/or a short comment between today and December 6th (the first anniversary of this blog!), sign up as a follower and I will enter you into a draw. I currently have 233 steadfast supporters and I would like to see this number rise a little before the anniversary date.
What is the prize??? Check back on Thursday and I will post the prizes (s)! Thanks for leaving a comment below – be the first to get entered into the draw…