6 April 2011

Giveaway, statistics and celebration

Now I hate anything to do with maths.  Adding, subtracting (specially from my bank account) etc!!!!  I do notice numbers though, even while trying actively to avoid them!!!

A few months ago I noticed a 'gadget' in blogger which said 'page views' and thought I'd pop that on the blog - right at the bottom and out of the way.  Occasionally I have looked at it and yesterday I noticed that it had just crept over 100,000 page views.  Not quite sure what that means but heck, it's a lot of people reading my 'inane ramblings'!!!!  After a bit of research I also found that this is my 1,291st post since May 8th 2006 when I started blogging.   Crikey, that's nearly 5 years ago and I STILL haven't run out of things to say or show!!!

I usually use the 'followers' number (288) as a sort of gauge as to whether I'm 'doing OK' or not but this is amazing.  So, to celebrate - here is what I'm giving away!!

First of all there is a tatting bag that I made.  It's the sort with compartments inside for shuttles, hooks etc.  Next there are two tatting leaflets by May.  Rare breeds these are!!!  Also an Aero (England) shuttle.  I'll add a magnetic brooch/fridge magnet too like those in my shop.  There maybe other odds and ends but I've only just thought of this when I saw the meter reading!!  Which reminds me - must go and read the gas and electric meters now!!!!

Oh, rules?  I nearly forgot those!!!  Just leave a comment saying you want to be put in the draw with some way I can contact you and that's all.  Closing date for comments?  Oh, let's say 7th April (that's two days) at 08:45 BST when I pay my first visit of the day to the computer!!!  I'll announce the winner later in the day after I get back home.

82 comments:

Orsi said...

Hi Jane,

Congratulation for your 100,000 page views:D
Please enter me !

Jenny said...

Oh! I do so want one of these bags. Please include me in the draw I will be keeping all my fingers crossed. No can't do that i want to tat. I will be wishing.

Jane Eborall said...

Orsi and Jenny could you send me your email addresses, please?

Mary said...

Happy celebration. 100000 page views and 288 followers shows that you do everything OK.
Plese enter me too.

Corina said...

Can I be counted in?
Greetings from Holland (handwerktuin*gmail.com, type @ for *)

Maureen said...

OOOOH Jane, it's a PINK bag!!! - I must enter quickly.
Congratulations on the long time of blogging, keeping up an online diary for that length of time is really an achievement.

Riet the B-engel from Holland said...

Jane,
I like it to be in the bag, meaby you pick me out of it. Every morning except Sunday the first thing after nine oçlock is looking at your blog. What is there to day.
So go on with those nice messages.

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Jane,

Congratulations on 100,000 visits, and how long your have been blogging. What a lovely pink bag, please enter me in your draw. thanks
Margaret

Brooklynne said...

I'd love to win!!! maybe it wiuld get me off my arse and back to tatting..

brooklynne @ brooklynnemichelle . com

Red said...

Congrats on so many page views and that's a lovely bag! I'd love a chance to win these :)

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

WOW - over 100,000 pageviews! That's great! You're very generous to offer such neat stuff, and I would like to be in the drawing. My email addy is greenwoodtatter(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks, Jane!

***Jon**** said...

It will be a sad day in Tatland when you have nothing to say, so keep at it! Congratulations on reaching all the numbers that you have put up.

And, please put me in the draw list. You can reach me through my blog if you need to regarding this, which I am hoping very much that you do.

Tatfully Yours said...

Wow!! Please count me in!!

knottedthreads said...

Congratulations on the smashing success of your blog! So lovely of you to do a giveaway; I am going to take shameless advantage and enter. Contact address: nardhelain @ gmail . com. Thank you!

CathyZ said...

Lovely--Congratulations!!! Please count me in.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Congratulations, Jane! That's quite a milestone! It's not that a need another bag... I just love entering drawings! Please count me in. DianeCademartori at gmail dot com

creativasuculencia said...

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog two years ago, so I have some ramblings to read back! Anyway, thank you for having all the patterns and tutorials so organized and easy to access - they played a big part in my learning to tatt.

I want to be in the draw! You've got my mail from the TIAs, yavamoni, or you can contact me through my blog, creativasuculencia.wordpress.com

Bonnie said...

You already gift us all with your patterns and TIAS-s now you are having a give away?!?!

Have I told you lately that you are a great influence you are in my tatting world?

THANK YOU, Jane!

Laurie said...

Happy celebration! Please enter me in the draw :)

nami said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. I must enter of course:)
I invite you also to enter my giveaway:)

TAT19540 said...

Wow! Five years that the tatting world has been blessed with a way to learn from you!( I know that England tatters have had a lot more time, but the internet has opened the door for the rest of the world!) Congrats!
If you would I'd like my hat in the ring please. How sweet of you to do this!

Josie said...

Oh what a pretty pink bag. Congratulations on 100,000 page views!
I would love to be entered.

Elizabeth said...

By all means please put me in the draw.
XXOO
Elizabeth
LeVert92 at aol.com

Nautical Knitter said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise! I would love to be in on this one! Since I just started back to tatting the bag would certainly be used and loved. Contact me at deborahfillmer at gmail dot com.

TotusMel said...

Why congrats on the 100,000! I love me some round number milestones and inane ramblings!

Trayna said...

Can't resist a giveaway - especially with an aero England shuttle lol! Just got to keep the fingers crossed now (& toes & everything else too!)
Please count me in - thanks SO much for everything you do Jane.

Hillside Threads said...

Oooh I would love to win anything you make and the English aero shuttles are great, almost as good as the pop a bobbin shuttles and it's my birthday today so I hope that increases my luck. But then I feel lucky finding your site as you are so generous with your patterns. Thanks Jane for being so Tattifilareous (not sure if that's a word but it sounds good) :-).

From another Jane

Fox said...

You? Have nothing to say? HA! That will be the day! Thank goodness for Tat-land, too!

Thank you for the opportunity. This is a lovely celebration of your 100,000 page views - quite an accomplishment.
Congrats.
♥ Fox : )

wickedtats said...

What awesome prizes! Please count me in!!! :)

tattabugg said...

Wow! please count me in!!!! I wonder how many views were mine:) I am sure quite a few as I love your blog and check in every day (except for Sundays) just to see what's new with you. You can contact me on Facebook should by chance I win.

erin said...

Can an 'old moooooooooooooooooooo' enter? You knew I wouldn't be able to resist that bag! Mooooooooooo! (That's bovine for "Congratulations, Janie-looooooooooo!").

Medictabs said...

I love the give-a-way gift! And it's even pink :) congrats on all the views on your blog!

Frivole said...

Wonderful Jane! Yes, please, I'd love to be entered in your draw. Thank you!

Isdihara said...

Congratulations and WOW -- I sure do love checking in to read your latest posts. Hoping you never run out of things to say or show!

Please enter me for a chance to win your giveaway!

Miranda said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me!

Carol Lawecki said...

Congratulations on 100,000 views, I actually think it's more than that though! I know you are the first blog I check in the mornings :)
I'd love a chance to be in on your drawing. THanks so much! Enjoy your day!<<>>

Val said...

Jane, so those numbers shouldn't scare you anymore now that you've crossed that BIG digit. congrats for getting over the "fear". hehehe... i have a similar problem, i'm allergic to math!

pls count me in to your giveaway, and continue to ramble... :D

Hope said...

oh Jane!! count me in PLEASE- an English Aero??? If there was a counter on my computer- it would show that yours is my fav blog to read!! Hugs from Tucson
that other love2tat- lol
Hope

Tattin' Kat said...

congratulations!!! count me in for your giveaway.

tatting-marie said...

Jane, your name and tatting go together like Love and Marriage, Bicycle Built for Two, Tea for Two, and Tatting and Chocolate!

I have learned so much from you and your blog. Your patterns and tutorials are the best ever. Your willingness to help is beyond the moon. 100,00 is a number to be very proud of, and a feather in your cap!

May you never run out of things to show or teach us. YOU are a GIFT to us in Tatland, and we are thankful that you share soooooooooooooooo much with us.

Please include me in the drawing.

tatting-marie@embarqmail.com

Martha said...

Please count me in. I've gotten rid of enough stuff here to make room for a little more. Everything sounds great.

Anonymous said...

Can I be put in to? I don't have a blog but I read up on your's and a few others every weekday.

Email works best for me as a contact. Mine is Livpoohbear2@aol.com

Karrieann said...

...OOOh OH oh oh me... me ...ME... put me in the draw Missy Moooo Lass... pleaseeeeeeee

(((giggles)))

prabhjyotsaini said...

Oh Jane I would love to have that bag, its gonna help me to be more organised with my tatting stuff. Count me in too, my contact info is prabhjyotsaini at gmail dot com (please put @ for at and . for dot)

Lily said...

Hi Jane!!

Congrats on all the posts!! I'm so glad you don't run out of things to say (unlike me!!), as I always love reading your blog.

Mighty sweet giveaway you're having - count me in please!

If I happen to be the lucky winner, just check your inbox for me email addy ;-)

deanna7trees said...

would love to be in your drawing, Jane. you are a true inspiration. these drawings are so much fun. i think i might have to do these on my blog more often.

Tatenup said...

Oh Jane.......pick me......pick me.

Margie said...

Add my name to the pot if we in the US can enter your drawing. Read your post everyday and sometimes need to stop to figure out your language. LOL!! Enjoy your blog a lot!!

gahorsley said...

oh I would love to enter your drawing. having never won one, this would be a doozy! I so enjoy reading your blog...congratulations on your numbers!!

GAHORSLEY
gahorsley@tcss.net

Jane said...

I would love to be entered in your give-away! I enjoy your blog a lot!
Jane
Jane dot compeau at gmail dot com

cre8ivgrl said...

Oh, I was just going to make myself one but winning one would be so much better. Plus it would be from you so a bazillion times better. please add my name to the pot!

Lelia said...

congrats on your 'numbers'!!! Time to celebrate, let me brew some tea.

thx for sharing your talents - i look forward to your creative projects and
esp appreciate your diagrams, tips, + instructions.

Always, L.

PJ said...

Congradulations Jane! The statistics that you mentioned are proof that there are many of us out here to enjoy reading about your needlework adventures.

Patricia

Marty said...

Oh, wow. I very nearly hyperventilated. *puff, puff, puff* Please, count me in!
marty1066 at yahoo dot com
I'm off to sacrifice some little motifs to the "Picker" gods.

Susie said...

I love your blog!

tatterjil said...

I'd love to be entered in the draw. Congratulations on the massive amount of page viewing! (But you know, I don't think any of us page viewers are surprised. ;)

Laivine said...

Hi! I love reading your blog- I am fairly new to tatting and I really appreciate that people like you post your ideas and experiences. It proves that tatting is not a 'dying art'! I would love to be entered in your draw, please!

BlondEngineer said...

Jane, I check your blog every morning. I love all the tips and hints that you pass along to everyone else. I would love to be entered in your give-away. dreimers at gmail dot com

Sally Kerson said...

Jane it is your little sister who keeps looking at your blog loads of times!!! Well perhaps not thousands of times - He he!!! Congratualtions but don't enter me in the draw will raid your place next time I visit!!!

Sharon D. said...

Congratulations on your 100,000 post. Love your blog. sdavis1648atmchsi.com

Rosemarie said...

Hello Jane,
This is a great giveaway. Please count me in.
rweb53@verizon.net

Mimi said...

Oh I enjoy numbers! The numbers you've shared today are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us and the opportunity to win your generous giveaway! Have a wonderful day!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Math!!!Isn't that something like the 'plague'? LOL!!!

Congratulations Jane! I sure would be plumb tickled if you would enter me. And if you drew my name,,, I would be in 7th heaven. Course I am usually there anyway, or is that lala land!?! Either way, he he he! Congratulations!!!

wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

Journey said...

Ooo count me in on the giveaway! :-D Thank you for celebrating your 100,000 pageviews with your generosity!

Bri's Bits said...

Hi Jane, Please count me in, I would be sooooo Honored to have one of your pretty bags, the one pictured is really beautiful! contact me through my blog and congrats on so many posts and devoted followers, but really, can you blame them?, you always have something fun to do, show, say etc, your blog is always a wonderful place to stop in and read :)

Josie Passell said...

Congratulations, I'm not surprised you're visited so often. Your pages are an inspiration to many tatters.
josie dot passell at btinternet dot com

Beelizabeth said...

Ooooooooooooh-- this is too good to pass up, even if the odds are absolutely against me. Congratulations on your milestone and please include me. (I'm at beadymom at gmail dot com)

Karen said...

Oh, Jane, I'd be proud to own a bag you made! Please include me in the drawing (or just draw my name hehe.) Karen in OR (knitnride at yahoo dot com)

Jane S. said...

Yes please! I'd love to be entered into your drawing!

Jane S.
janers41 at yahoo dot com

JB said...

Congratulations!!! That is VERY impressive. Thank you for sharing all of your ramblings with us. I have learned so much from you.
Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

greytimneh said...

Big congratulations!!!! Visiting here for your humor and inspiration is always a bright spot in my day. Please include me in the celebration :)

Teresa said...

I do love your bags! The odds are against me, but someone has to be drawn, right? I love your blog and read it (almost) every day! And thanks for all the patterns!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooh please pick me, love all your patterns and advise on your blog.Thank you for the including me. cavery5@twcny.rr.com

Bett said...

I want to be counted in. It's makes my day when I read your Blog !

Wanda Tripp said...

Please count me in! Your bag would find a great home in South Carolina. My address is wltripp(at) charter.net

Jeff Hamilton said...

Congrats Jane. I always love reading your posts. Please enter me in your draw.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on such a milestone (100.000) veiew. Please include me in the draw. I would love a each to win on something you made. I love the bag. I enjoy reading your blog every day.
You can contact me at yeoldetatter at telus dot net
Thank you for sharing with us with your generous giveaway. You keep Going Girl with the beautiful work you do.
Bonnie Marriott

sewmuchfun4 said...

Congratulations Jane! That is a BEAUTIFUL bag - love the fabric and ribbon. Please include me in your drawing.

:) Ann

Ridgewoman said...

Oh Mate, that is a LOT of nattering. I’ve read back through the history and it’s very interesting and funny.
I’m sure I’m too late, having just driven into AZ from NM, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy YOU....
and I’m glad you decided to blog. xxx P

sherrya said...

Yes, yes, I want to be in, too! I'm fairly new to the cyber-tatting world and can use about anything - but LOVE your bags!!!!
~Tatikan/Sher sherrya at inbox dot com

Lebasi Aneres said...

Ooh, que bien!!!!!.......... creo llegué tarde, como siempre, jejeje.......... Me alegro de tus tantisimas visitas........... Un abrazo, desde el sur de España....... Isabel

Ooh, is well!! .......... I arrived late, as usual, lol .......... I'm glad your visit so many ........... A hug from south of Spain .......

Karen T said...

Congratulations! I do love reading your blog. Please add my name to the contest.

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