Wishing you all a very, Happy New Year.
Sťastný Nový Rok
Felice Anno Nuovo
Bblwyddyn Newydd Dda
Writing a blog is very fulfilling to me. I learn so much from trying out new things and researching new ideas as well as from the comments and suggestions I get from you. When I read other blogs I have a much greater understanding and appreciation of the time and energy it takes.
This has been an unexpected haven for me. Focusing the blog has given me an escape from the tough reality of my dad having cancer. But even before he was sick it was a wonderful new way for me to use my creative energy. Working on craft projects and recipes, taking photos and figuring out how to explain a technique is extremely satisfying.
I received a lovely email report from WordPress with statistics about my blog in 2011. This was great:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Thank you for reading my blog. Thanks for coming back and reading it time after time. I appreciate every one of you. I love the comments and the “likes” and the subscribers. I am delighted when you share it. I’m touched by messages I receive from readers I know and from people I’ve never met. Even if you haven’t commented, I look at the stats for every post I write and see how many times it has been viewed.
I’m working on new posts for 2012 (Valentine’s Day Projects coming soon) and will be celebrating my one-year blogiversary on January 16. As always, thank you for stopping by.