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!