Thursday, July 22, 2010

In one week from today...

...it will be my one year "blogiversary"...

Can you believe it??!??

Of course, there will be a give-away of some goodies to celebrate...

 here are some rubber stamps that need a good home ;)

Wow...

Little did I realize how many things would happen when I first began this blog but of them all, I am gladdest to have found such an amazing community of "creative beasts". Your support during some difficult musings has been SO important to me, I can't begin to tell you though I may have tried, which reminds me...


Thank you all SO much for your wonderful comments on my last post!! You artists are SO FABULOUS!! I tried to respond to each of you individually through your comment e-mail but I'm never really sure if you get them so I'd like to pose a little bit of a poll:

how would you like me to respond to your comments?
individually? in the comments section?


Just so you know (in case you haven't figured this out!), I love connecting with like-minded folks and I love having a "dialogue". I have tried leaving responses in the comments and I usually respond to individual comments, though I'm not always sure I can do that with all comments left here, so I thought I'd go straight to the source and ask YOU =-)

Feel free to leave a comment below and for those readers who may be feeling a bit shy about that, you can e-mail me with your thoughts and it will be just between us. You can find my e-mail in the right side-bar. Just look for "say hello or send me a message"...


Thank you all so much for being here and reading about my adventures in creating! There's still so much to share and I hope you stay tuned for it all =-)

7 comments:

humel said...

Have you really only been blogging for a year? I somehow assumed that you were a well-established blogger - well, you are, but even more established! Congrats on your forthcoming blogiversary :-)

I have to admit that I rarely return to a comments section after leaving my comment so I'll have missed any responses you may have left there.... I like it when people reciprocate by visiting my own blog and leaving me a comment, but if it's a dialogue about something I've said then an email is probably better (and I make sure my email address is linked to my comment). I don't think there's any 'right' way though!! You do what works best for you :-)

phonelady said...

wow really a yr ? wow that is wild . Love the rubber stamps btw you know Im a rubber stamp collector right ? cause I use them for my envies . well anyway do what is easiest for you when commenting I totally understand how life gets in the way sometimes LOL !!!

I Saw You Dancing said...

As the proud and grateful recipient of delightful gifts from your 100th post giveaway, I will happily relinquish my right to this prize (as gorgeous as it is!).
But I am really impressed you are asking these questions about comments and responses, as I have often wondered about the "best" way to handle this myself but wasn't sure what I wanted to do about it. So I'll be reading the responses with great interest.
Personally, when I comment on someone's blog, I rarely (if ever) revisit to see if there's been a response to my response. And I don't post responses to responses on my blog posts.
That said, I don't expect email replies as most bloggers I know lead busy lives! I figure that they have gone to the trouble to put something out there, I have been moved to respond, and that's that. Sometimes it is nice to take the conversation further via email or in person, but I'd never expect it.
Conversely, I think if I placed that expectation on myself (i.e. to reply to every comment) I would get very stressed and it would take some of the joy out of blogging. But I do sometimes find myself wondering if the lovely folk who take the time to comment think I'm a frightful snob for not thanking them or responding individually!!

Kerri said...

happy bloggy anniversary! :)

well, i don't usually check back on comment section, so for me, an email is better but by no means would i really expect one back! but, if you really have something you want to say, or whatever, yes, email would be the preference! :)

Lauren said...

congratulations on your first blogiversary! I really like that word! hehehe! I love getting comments too and try and get back to people when I can...and I find with me it's easier to keep track of comments of my blog...so if I commented somewhere it's easier to see that the receiver commented back if they commented on my blog...that's sort of how I do it...
oh gosh I have just re read that what a schmozzle!I hope it makes sense...it's just one of those days! xx congrates again!

chrissy said...

wow!
one year! thats a big number in the blog world.
and
i, for one, am sooooo grateful that you started your blog and that it has lead to our friendship. it made me feel oh so much more at ease when i finally had the wonderful opportunity to meet you in person at AAJ.
YOU ARE AWESOME.
i am staying tuned in my dear.
c

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, you've really done well. I do go back to the comments to see if there is a reply, but I agree a reply on my own blog is a good idea. I do like a dialogue and get frustrated if someone has asked a question in a blog's comments and the blogger doesn't reply there.