Mark Twain

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do ...
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Grow Your Blog

Or better yet ... discover new blogs!

I follow a pretty phenomenal fiber artist blogger ... Vickie at 2 Bags Full.  If you aren't familiar with her blog, check out this link.  You won't be sorry.

As an experienced and successful blogger, she wanted to "give back" to the blogger community through a Grow Your Blog event!  I have participated in a few of these in the past, and I made an interesting discovery. While I usually get new readership and always enjoy new followers, the real joy for me ... is discovering new blogs.  You meet the most remarkable people, learn the most interesting things and generally expand your own universe when you find new blogs.  Through a sponsored event by a like-minded blogger, the participating blogs are usually of interest.

So on January 19th, I will be participating in the "Grow Your Blog" party sponsored by 2 Bags Full.

My participation will look a lot like this:
  • On January 19th, I will post an introduction of who I am and why I started blogging.  Long time followers already know me and my story, but new visitors who pop in will need to catch up. 
  • The post will also include an invitation to participate in a contest - my first ever contest!!  Visitors who stop and comment will be eligible to win a prize.  There is no requirement that a visitor be a follower of my blog or have their own blog.  They just need to make a comment to be included for a chance to win a prize.  
  • The winner will be announced on my blog on February 1, 2013.
So if you are tootling around the internet on January 19th and you find me talking about myself - just out of the blue - for no apparent reason other than I like to read about myself ... :-) ... you will know what I am really doing.  You will know I have not gone totally insane.  :-)

At least, not yet!




  1. I find it hard to keep up with the blogs I already read, but it sounds good for someone who is starting out.

  2. sounds like fun, will remember next weekend to come back and check you out, in the mean time will check out her blog too and see all about it

  3. I'll check out both blogs on the 19th. That does sound like a good way to increase your readership. Have fun! Good luck!


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