Today is post # 100 for me! Yay!
That means I've been blogging for 100 straight days, which is pretty wild. I've always loved to write, but I've never been this consistant about it.
Again, I want to thank all of my readers and especially my subscribers and followers! Knowing that I'm not blogging in a vacuum ensures that I find something to post everyday-- whether I feel up to it or not. That in turn pushes me to pursue lines of thought instead of abandoning them prematurely. That often teaches me something that I didn't realize.
I know not everyday is stellar. And I appreciate you forgiving me my off days and coming back the next day, offering me your confidence that I can and will do better.
I read that more things should change about a blog than content, that readers like to see little things about the blog stay fresh. I'm newish to the blogosphere. Maybe that's true.
Does everyone recognize these lines?
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"
Did the Bard have a point? Perhaps in context the statement works, but in reality names can make or break. I'm beginning to feel that the title 'sketchbook' is, well, a little too sketchy. I had no idea how broad or narrow my focus would be when I started blogging and it's still apt to change up once in awhile.
I kept the name broad purposely, but I'm thinking that maybe I'd like a new name. Does anyone have some suggestions?
I'd also like to hear from you about content. If you've read my blog a few times, do me a favor and think about why. What articles did you enjoy or what type are you most likely to enjoy? Which articles leave you cold?
If you're a reader but have never, or don't usually comment, please take a moment to talk to me!
As an incentive I'm doing my first blog giveaway!
This will run for a whole week, till 12AM October 4th and the winner will be randomly selected and announced October 5th! If you're new to my blog, a week gives you time to look around and form some opinions!
Leave me comment on this post to be entered. Talk to me. Tell me what you think!
I know sometimes I'd love to enter a giveaway (who doesn't like to win?) but I don't really like the prize, so I hesitate. To cover a wider selection of tastes I'm giving away $15 worth of the goodies (including shipping) of your choice from my Etsy shop!
Do be sure that I can reach you. If that means leaving a link or your email address or something, please don't forget!
Spam will be deleted and will not considered an entry. This is fun for us all, it means a gift for you, but info for me as I strive to make my blog the best it can be for all of us! Spam doesn't help:)
I'll pay shipping too-- so the gift is completely free-- as long as your item (or items) comes to $14 or less. If it's more-- no worries-- I'll just take the $15 off the bill.
If you're not in the States it doesn't matter. Please don't hesitate to enter!
The gift is transferable!
Don't be shy now!