Sunday, June 7, 2009

BLOG CANDY

Today I reached over 3,000 hits to my blog since February! When I began blogging in January, I had no clue what I was doing. I was simply responding to the request of a couple friends who wanted me to post my work (and I didn't want to continue to post on facebook ) In February I decided to add a counter. I'm one of those obsessive/compulsive people who likes to do things precisely. For example, if I say I am going to ride my stationary bike for 45 minutes, riding for 44 minutes doesn't cut it. Or when my husband and I walk together and he wants to stop ten feet short of my usual turning point, I look at him as though he has just suggested we shave our heads...not going to happen! Obsessive/compulsive or not, I chose sitemeter (http://www.sitemeter.com/ ) for my counter because you can set it to ignore your own visits...that way I would know exactly how many VISITORS stopped by.
I am very grateful for all of the kind words and for all of the blogging friends I have made in the past few months. I love seeing your artwork and sharing bits and pieces of your lives. To celebrate, I am going to offer blog candy (took me a long time to figure out what that meant!) For the next ten days, if you leave a comment and link to this post, your name will go in a drawing. On June 18th I will have one of my children draw a name (unless I figure out how to use one of those random drawing thingies :-) ) The blog candy will be one Close To My Heart stamp set of your choice...any size! (Up to a $22.95 value for the stamps) In addition, you will receive one paperpack of your choice. ($12.95 value) To see the various stamps and papers, you can check out my website: marieisom@myCTMH.com

PS All of my followers will have their names put in a second time so that they have TWO chances to win.


Marie with a big :-)

Another PS I just realized that not all of the people who visit my blog regularly have their own blog. Soooo, if you e-mail me a comment to let me know you are visiting my site, I will include your name in the drawing. And finally...my actual numbers for card sales since April 4th is 272...I thought it was closer to 300 but I was wrong!

21 comments:

Sarah said...

Woohooo Marie with a huge :-) LOL you go. Congrats on your hits...I know that feeling. My counter counts my hits....so most of them are mine LOL.

Alanna said...

Congrats on all your hits. That's a neat idea to have a counter that ignores your own browser. I've got your blog candy posted on my sidebar at www.damoses.blogspot.com. And I'm already a follower. Yeah!

Carla Harrah said...

You know I'll do it girl! Congrats on your hits! My counter counts my hits too so I know that most of them are mine also just like Sarah.Talk to you soon!

Carla said...

Great candy, Marie! I'll go put a link on my blog!

BTW, I'd LOVE to get together when we get to CO!!

SamieVt said...

Okay sister dear. I won't join in on the blog candy but will continue to comment on your wonderful creations and how much of an inspiration you are to me! I will ask that when you come to VT you set me straight on some of this sitemeter and blogging stuff!! Continue to reach for everything that's out of reach and you will find He fills the gap! Much love and congrats on your blogging success!

lindal said...

Hi I just found your blog. I hope I learn as much as you did in as short of time. I love card making and this blog stuff. I also love CTMH. I am going to a class on Thur. I am looking forward to seeing your creations. I'll post your candy tonight. Thanks for offering the great candy.

Jamie Harder said...

Thanks for posting the link to sitemeter....I want to switch to that one so mine are being counted:-) LOVE that idea!!!

stampmonkey said...

You're too funny with your OCD-ish-ness (I'm that way too, kinda sorta...I wasn't smart enough to do the sitemeter thing)!! Congrats on your blog's success -- it's deserving of all the attention it gets! I'm not really needing to be in the contest, but if you're wanting to toss more names into the hat, count me in! lol Awesome and very generous give-away, Marie! Here's my link to your blog: http://www.blessingsonpaper.com/2009/06/cool-candy.html

fancyscrap said...

Hello! Very nice candy!
I put a link on my sidebar.
Thanks

Jane ... said...

Sweeeeet candy, Marie--isn't it fun to watch those visits add up? So glad you're blogging. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win some blog candy! I enjoy browsing here and congrats on so many cards you've made too!

Simply P. said...

WOW this is a wonderful chance for some great products!!! I have posted about your blog candy on my blog http://curiousandcreative.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing the chance at some wonderful products and your creative talents!!!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Marie...I just left you another comment but I don't think it went through!!

Just wanted to say thank you for your kind comments on my blog!!

Smiles,
Lesley :)

PS Your blog is so nice!! Love your work!

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Marie!!! Such a generous give- away. I posted a link to your candy in my sidebar :~)

http://lifeaccordingtolisab.blogspot.com/

Grace C. said...

Congrats!! What a great giveaway! I just love CTMH!! I've got your candy linked on my blog:)

Ksenia said...

Congratulations! Fantastic candy!
I've linked here http://miawoo.blogspot.com/2009/06/1806_07.html
And i follow!

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Mindy Kamholz said...

Hi Marie, I love both your blogs!! Thanks for the great Candy deal too. I linked you to my right side under blog candies...minkadinkado.blogspot.com
I am also a follower.
Thanks again!

Ольга said...

Wow! What an unussual candy!
Congrats on your hits and thanks for the chance to win! I`ve become a follower and posted your candy on my sidebar. Wellcome to my blog http://helgahandmade.blogspot.com/

Annelies said...

Congratulations on the hits! Here's my link . Thanks for a chance to win nice candy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jerusha said...

Congrats! Your blog is fabulous and I love your scripture verses. Love the colours here too. I have linked you up! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katarina said...

Congrats on your hits. I just found your blog. Thanks for the chance on your candy. I wrote about it on my candypost:

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