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Friday, August 10, 2012

Climbing Page-views and Potential Rewards

I've mentioned before (here and here) how I get excited when I see my page-views go up on my blog's stat page. It's kind of silly and I'm not sure how accurate that counter is anyway, but I love thinking that people around the world are reading and enjoying what I write on here, maybe getting a chance to try the crochet patterns or the crafts or just commiserating with me on the ups and downs of raising little girls.

I keep wanting to do a give-away to celebrate my blog's "success" and attract more readers, but I keep putting it off. At first I wanted to do it to celebrate 1,000 views. . .then 2,000. . .I'm now at 3,667 views (this is of all pages over the entire life of my blog, so not all that impressive, the most any single post has is 151). . .so maybe I should aim for doing it at 4,000 and not let myself get away with forgetting again.                                        

The give away would probably be a small item I crochet or possibly a gift code good for use in my Etsy shop (here) . Since I don't have sponsors or make money from this blog (I've signed up to host ads but so far those aren't even going to make me back the $10 I spent buying a domain name), I'm afraid I won't be able to give away iPads or large cash prizes, but I'd love suggestions for small give aways you would like to see.

Speaking of my Etsy shop (even indirectly), I recently got the idea to bundle some of my crochet fish rattles into a set. Check them out!






4 comments:

  1. You know, I've yet to figure out exactly how those ladies are able to give away Ipads and other expensive gifts. One day I may break down and ask one of them, lol. Anyway, congrats on the pageviews and I just love the fishies!!!

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  2. Hi Heidilyn! That's great news! Some bloggers get people to give them stuff to give away. I think they get it for free, because they are willing to write a review and then the giveaway item is to help with advertising the product. It's a win-win situation for the blogger and for the person/people selling the product.

    I love your colorful and soft fish rattles! When my son was a baby, he got a wooden rattle, but he kept hitting himself with it. It was a terrible thing for a baby! (By the way, I don't want any giveaways, because I'm in South Africa.)

    Tina - mom of 4, author and blogger of 5 blogs
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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  3. I consider doing little things to celebrate the big moments on my blog, too, but I never end up doing it! I guess I figure that it's not as important to other people as it is to me so I just never do it. I always love it when other bloggers do, though, so looks like I have no real answers for you! Just found your blog and I've enjoyed getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for the follow. Checked out your blog and did a follow back.

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