24 October 2010

Celebration and a Give Away

I started my first blog in February 2007. Back then I wrote in Swedish and being a keen photographer it was initially a way for me to do something else with my photos besides saving them in my computer. It was also a way for me to express myself, put words not on a paper but a “digital” paper of sorts instead. I wrote for myself, not really thinking that anyone else would be interested. After a while I started to get comments and then I was hooked!

Some of the comments where in English and I started to realize that I had readers from all over the world. It was a feeling of great joy but also amazement. So I began writing in English and I installed a Google Analytics visitor’s count. Not to keep score because the amount is uninteresting for me but to follow from what countries the visitors came. I still love to watch the map and its little dots wondering what made someone from for instance China, Russia, Latin America or Turkey to stumble over my Blog. Thinking about who they might be and what kind of life they lead…..

When I started my first Blog I could never in my wildest dreams imagine that I would get a “twin sister” in Netherlands, a soul mate in Australia and creative inspirational friends from all over the world. Or finding out that one of my visitors lived on the other side of the park from me, meeting her and get a friend for life!

My visits to Blogland are a constant source of inspiration for me. There is a heck of a lot of talented bloggers out there!

Today my Google map showed tiny dots in 58 countries! Oh joy!!! So I think a celebration is in order! What better way to celebrate it than having a Give Away eh? A little felted piece maybe? Or one of my other creative things inspired by Blogland? I won’t tell you what. That will spoil the fun…….. and to be honest I haven`t actually created it yet....

So all you dear visitors out there leave me a comment and on Monday the first of November I will draw a winner!

Love to you all!


Eleanor said...

Well, I am very happy indeed that you write in English and that I discovered you!

I've already received so many special things from you, it's only fair that I let one of your other fans have a chance to receive this "giveaway"... I just wanted to congratulate you and thank you.

May you go from strength to strength.

E xxxx

Jenny at Red House said...

share your feelings entirely! never quite gelled with mums in playground, always had to work so not time for coffee mornings, blogging has meant I can make friends that really like the same things I do, I love it! Jennyx

Val said...

Hi Jeanette - I feel as Eleanor does. I was only looking at my beautiful cuffs yesterday and thinking it will soon be cold enough to wear them again! Thanks for dropping by my Blog - lovely to hear from you - what I want to know is what is that gorgeous celebration CAKE made of - HOW DID YOU DO THAT! Val xxx

Alexis said...

Hooray! I would love to learn Swedish, but until I do, I am so thankful that you blog in English!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finding your way to my blog Jeanette and guiding me back to yours. will make me a cup of tea and read about your thoughts for a bit.


LiLi M. said...

Congrats on your blogversary!! I cannot remember when we met, but I do remember that you had 3 blogs back then! I hope that you will be blogging (or whatever follows) for a long time and maybe we will meet in real life too! Sweden is not (yet) on my traveling list. You see this was the first time in a very long time that hubby and I went away together. Gent is only a 1.30 hours drive, so we could be back soon if something happened to the children (a mother heart you know). But maybe when they are older. We could stroll over the flea markets in your neck of the woods, or you could come here, who knows what blogging will bring in the future. Right now the worst souvenir of Gent was that I caught a cold up there... :-( I stayed in bed all day (and I loved it!).

Maria said...

Jag är ju från Sverige, men är glad att vi fann varandra i bloggvärlden!
Också roligt att världen kan bli så pass liten genom bloggarna, så lätt att skaffa kontakter och vänner överallt.