21 July 2012


When I first started this blog back in 2006 I only did it to keep myself amused and so that I had 'something to do'!!!!!
Looking back it's proved a real treasure as it's kept me organised and inspired.  Organised because it makes me finish off things I start!!!  Inspired - that's happening through comments and followers.

I've never worked out how people stumble over my blog posts or how they then access them.  Maybe they 'follow' me or just bookmark the url and go from there.  There may be other ways too.

I use the google reader to look at the posts that I follow when I'm on the iPad but when on the main computer I go through the dashboard.  Sometimes I pick up new people to follow through google search.  Anyway, what I really want to say is 'hi' to my 400 followers and thank you for being there and keeping me on track.  

I know it says 401 but I know that one of them is dear Gina who is no longer able to read my ramblings.  Gosh, I SOOO miss her and hardly a day goes by without I don't think of her.  In fact yesterday I went to look round her blog once more - just because I thankfully still can.


Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Jane, You found me so I don't know how you did that on my first tatting post.
It is a shame about Gina she always wrote some wonderful pieces about tatting and although I never meet her or did not follower her for long she was full of inspiration I miss her too.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I started blogging for the same reasons! Blogging has helped me make some wonderful friends, including you!

Michelle said...

I'm glad you think of your blog as a treasure because this reader certainly does! You've inspired , made me laugh and reminded me to be happy and grateful for this wonderful life. Thank you!
Although Gina is gone now, I, too, like having her in my followers. It's a nice reminder of a really wonderful person.

Fox said...

Wonderful post today. Jane. I feel honoured to be among the other 400 lucky tatters in Tat-land who are able to follow your treasure of a blog!
Fox : )

Jane McLellan said...

Judith Smith directed me to your blog several years ago, and I've been an avid reader of it ever since. Then I decided that reading other people's blogs wasn't enough, I had better contribute myself. I really appreciate the help you gave me in getting going, thanks.

Ladytats said...

Thanks Jane, I too am pleased to follow you. Once I found you, and I don't remember how, but it might have been through Here-Be-Tatters yahoo group, I have made sure that I had you bookmarked in my browser, then when I started my blog, I put you in my favorite blogs list. so you pop up every day. Thank you for all your techniques, your wonderful graphic drawings and every bit of tatting information that you have taught us.

Thanks for being my friend, even if we haven't met in person.

I too miss Gina.

Jane Eborall said...

Thank you friends - I'm blushing here. I didn't mean this post to be to 'gather compliments' but more of a talking out loud about the way things work around blogging. It still intrigues me no end.

Jolimama said...

Köszönöm én is, hogy követhetem a blogodat. Sokat tanulok Tőled. Mint a pingvin:-)

Gina blogját is szoktam látogatni, amikor eltávozott, egy szivecskéjét emlékére én is elkészítettem.
Emlékét szeretettel őrzöm.

Sally Kerson said...

Will never be able to keep you on track Jane!
Anyway the reason I started blogging was because your forced me !!!! he he

H J Hess said...

Gina's blog is the first one I go to every day in order to connect to all of you I 'follow'. Even though she is no longer with us, she continues to be my gateway to the tatting community. I so miss her.

Trayna said...

Ditto Jane - I still wander around Gina's blog just cos I can & every time I marvel at the things she said & showed............and miss her too :(

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