October 14, 2008

Surprise

Today marks my 412 blog post and over twenty thousand blog visitors. I started the blog last December thinking it would be a way to promote my business. Instead I have connected with people throughout the world...artists, poets, shop owners, music lovers, writers...a myriad of global humanity.


Thank you. It has been such a gift to meet everyone, to read your stories, and see the world through different ethnic and cultural eyes.

I'm going to have a surprise giveaway to celebrate all the connections I've been fortunate enough to make through blogging. If you'd like to enter, leave a comment (make sure I can get in touch if you win). I'll randomly draw a winner on Friday, the 17th.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

~ Marcel Proust


36 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Thank YOU for being such a lovely blog buddy! You get what you give, my dear.

Congrats on the high numbers and count me in on your surprise giveaway!

Rosebud Collection said...

I enjoy your blog very much and when I started, I was always looking for a comment from you..It kept me going..
In fact the girls would say, did you hear from Diva yet?..they would tease me..Congratulations...

Mary Richmond said...

i love your aceo! great spirit! like you, i started my blog as part of my business but it has evolved into its own wonderful thing full of connection and love and spirit and sharing--love it!

Debra said...

Well Happy 412 Post!!!
I love reading your blog.

M.Kate said...

A big congrats...if there's a dedicated blogger award, you'll come up tops :D I love your blog...but most importantly, I love your friendship. Happy 412 and many more to come :D

Forever Foxed said...

Congrats on your many posts and visitors! Wow!

jewelstreet said...

Congrats on all the posts and visitors!

Morrigan said...

Congrats! I think some of the best Etsy bloggers are the ones that are a bit ecletic and don't stick solely to being an advertising exstension to their shops.

Lisa B. said...

Wow! Congrats!! You are very prolific and popular...those are big numbers!

Nice Proust quote...and I LOVE that little ACEO!!! It is so cute and cool and true!!!!

Hey Harriet said...

Congrats on all your visitors, but more importantly, thankyou for having such a wonderful blog that we all enjoy visiting so much!

Please count me in on your giveaway! I've entered a number of giveaways but have only won two. And those two I didn't even win, but the bloggers ended up giving me something anyways. I believe it was to shut me up from complaining about losing. I throw awful tantrums when I don't win. Just so you know ;)

willow said...

Hey, congrats! I love your blog and all your visits and kind comments over at my place, too. Count me in! Sounds fun!!

nichole said...

Congrats! Blogging will take you in so many directions, and honestly, the community vibe is one we desperately need in our overly automated, disconnected lives.

Michelle said...

Good job Diva! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take a mini-vacation in my mind every time I visit! I'll enter the contest, but I feel like I'm still a winner because I met you!
Keep up the good work! ;)

Vintage Indie said...

Congratulations on your post!

My Castle in Spain said...

Long live your blog Diva !!!
412th post...wow..
I agree with you that blogging is indeed fantastic and uplifting..
keep up the good job !!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Isn't it amazing? I still remember my first visit, now I just stop by unannounced...carefully,quietly traipsing through trying not to wake Mark while I play with Cammie on the porch! I enjoy the feel and friendliness of your blog, plus I don't have to get dressed up! Congratulations!

LazyTcrochet said...

I'm so glad to have met you too! Sweet aceo.

Jenny said...

Holy bananas! That's a lot of views and posts! Congrats!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

I love reading your blog and no wonder you have good blog buddies:)

XUE said...

Like rosebud & the other fans of yours, I enjoy visiting you. It makes me happy too, at the thought of you, coming over to mine, at the other side of the world.

T. Kimberlyn said...

It has been a blessing, getting to know you too...thanks for being such a great friend.

Sign me up... ; )

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Congrats on all the posts and visitors. Your writing is so interesting and varied it's not really surprising that you have done so well. Way to go! Please include me in the giveaway.

You've now been tagged. Please check out my blog for the details:
http://judisjems.blogspot.com/2008/10/ive-been-tagged.html

Have fun, Judi

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Congratulations on your blogging success! I look forward to your daily posts with my morning coffee :)

Mrs.French said...

we are so lucky to have you...xo

A Cuban In London said...

Well, thank you, diva. It has been a pleasure coming here every week and enjoying the posts, your designs and images. Well done.

Greetings from London.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so sweet---and our lives aremuch richer because of you...it is so nice to know you.

Cate Holst said...

Thank you for writing your blog. Always lovely to pop in for a read. Wow, 412 posts! I feel exhausted just thinking about it. Congratulations

Head Bitch in Charge said...

Yay! Congrats!
I have really enjoyed reading your blog and hope you continue to do so.
Here's to another 412 posts!

Jenn said...

Right on! You are such an inspiring blogger, always mixing it up with fun snippets of what is on your mind, fantastic photos and touching stories it is not a surprise you have had so many loving on your blog :) I will always be here to read you and comment as long as your blog is up and going! You can include me if you like. Thanks so much!

Karine said...

Happy blog-iversary!!! That is the cutest ACEO. You are a wonderful blogger, and I am proud of you!

Victoria said...

Congrats, and Thank You!
You are one of the lovely people that have made this a much smaller and friendlier world! I look forward to your next 412 posts!

Fog and Thistle said...

Congrats on the milestones. I love how the blogging has become so much more to me too and I feel so connected to people I would never know otherwise. Windows into other people's worlds.

picciolo said...

how many blog posts?? congratulations! You are a lovely blog friend to have, and I always enjoy stopping by. Here's to the next 412!
: )

Karen said...

Oh count me in! I have just discovered you! Thank you for posting on my blog! Happy days ahead!
Karen

fly tie said...

i also started nmy blog with the intent of promoting my work. however, it's become so much more than that.

you've got a great blog. i like its style. brief yet impacting

donna pizzi said...

Hi, Charmaine: I'm taking a deep breath and attempting to leave my very first message on a blog - YOURS FIRST! Congratualtions on your 412th entry! You're the best!