Monday, 24 June 2013

300 Today…..I think!!

I’m a bit rubbish at anniversaries. I let my first year of blogging roll by uncelebrated. My 100th post pass unannounced. Before I knew it, my second birthday and 200th post had both been and gone. I was determined not to miss another milestone.

I checked the stats and according to my dashboard, I have posted 295 times on this blog. I was gearing up for a special post next week, but….when I added up the numbers in my sidebar this morning, I made it 299! Now maths has never been my strong point, I’ll admit, but that would make today’s ramblings my 300th post.

What to do, to mark the occasion? How about a little giveaway? I had a lot of fun putting together a little package for Sian’s Great Big Swap of Very Small Things. I was even happier that Sandi was so delighted with what she received, although that had quite a bit to do with my clever girl. You can read all about it here. You’ll see I have shamelessly stolen Sandi’s picture, as I forgot to take one before packing.

I decided I would make up three more packages, with an assortment of little things that could be used for scrapbooking or card making. Would you like one of them? Just leave a comment at the end of this post, before midnight on Sunday. The giveaway is open to all my followers, whether you have been here from my very first post or just found me today. I’ll announce the winners next Monday.

I would like to take this opportunity, to thank each and every one of you, that has ever taken the time to leave a comment on any of my 300 posts. I still get a little thrill with every email notification. I feel blessed to have blog friends who stop by week in, week out and every now and again to have a brand new name pop up, or maybe somebody that I haven’t seen in a while. You are all appreciated.

Not exactly what I was planning, but I did say the other day that I was a “blog on the fly sort of girl” and this post has been a good example of that! Thanks for visiting.

PS Please make sure that you are contactable via your comment. I have noticed that many more people are ‘no-reply bloggers’ these days. I don’t know if that is deliberate or just Blogger messing with us, but it makes things a little trickier.

19 comments:

The-Butterfly said...

Awww! What a sweet giveaway! I don't comment half as much as I should but I do always read, I love the workdesk Wednesdays and often thought about taking part myself but it'll just be a picture of a big messy desk lol congrats on your posts :)

Sian said...

Happy blogging anniversary! Here's to many more posts for years to come :)

Yes, I love it when it's easy to get back to someone. Emails are good!

Louise said...

I always miss mine too...Happy blog anniversary to you x

KraftyKaren said...

you know I don't have a clue when my blog's birthday is - I think it is sometime in May so looks like I missed it LOL!! Will have to keep an eye on blog posts for a significant number to come up.

Your little giveaway looks fab - I was sorry to have missed Sian's fun swap.

And how thoughtful of your daughter to include a little gift too

Jo.C said...

Happy blog anniversary. Have a good one :0)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hooray! Happy 300!!! :o) And what a fun little giveaway. I'd love to get my hands on one of those cute little pinwheels!

Twinkle Star said...

Congrats on reaching 300! I do always read, but don't always comment. You are right though, it is lovely to get comments - makes me feel like i'm not talking to myself :) Lovely giveaway idea!

Hugs, Estelle xx

TaraE said...

Congratulations!!! I'm afraid more often then not I'm guilty of dropping by without leaving a message but I do enjoy your posts!!
What a thoughtful daughter you have to go to so much trouble on someone else's behalf, she's a credit to you!! And Alex was obviously overjoyed at the surprise. I look forward to reading your next 300 posts.

Txx

Ladkyis said...

Knowing if you are a "no reply" blogger is technical stuff. Some of that I can do but most of it goes straight over my head.... How does a person check?

sue said...

Happy anniversary. Enjoy your day. Here's to the next 300 entries! xoxoxox

Angelfish said...

I've just checked and you are a no-reply blogger Ladykis. I'm putting the answer here as obviously I can't email you. I'll try to post some instructions later today, or more likely tomorrow, for fixing the problem. The easiest way to check is to look at your profile and see if you have an email address visible. Alternatively leave a comment on your own blog and when the email notificaton comes through you can check on there. Hope that helps.

Jo said...

Well done on getting to 300 posts, I have certainly enjoyed reading them x

My simple life said...

Love your blog :) Happy anniversary!

alexa said...

Wow, that is quite an achievement! Well done, and how kind of you to offer a Little Something :). Looking forward to many more posts too.

Alison said...

300 posts!...congrats Fiona
Alison xx

Beverly said...

Congrats on number 300, Fi! I can think of several ways to use those pinwheels and I did admire that pic on Sandi's blog the other day, your DD is a sweetheart.

scrappyjacky said...

Congrats on all the posts.....I really enjoy reading them.

Judy McCarthy said...

This is a very sweet Giveaway Fiona.
Thanks so much for the post on No Reply etc. I will look up that link you kindly gave so I can rectify.many thanks Judy

Maria Ontiveros said...

I thought I"d replied to your give-away before, but I don't see it. So, please enter me. And happy blog-versary!
Rinda