Welcome back, my dear Ephemeraologists! For those of you who live in North America, I hope you had a lovely 3-day weekend. I had a WONDERFUL time at Ephemerafest and will be posting all about it tomorrow! But first, I have some exciting news:
WE HIT 100,000 VIEWS YESTERDAY!!! Here's a photo of the auspicious occasion (kind of a boring photo but it makes its point):
I knew it was going to happen soon, but I was still astonished when it did. When I began this blog on May 6, 2010, I really started writing it for myself. I love my stash o' goodies and thought that there may be others like me who would enjoy reading about this kind of stuff and would possibly enjoy commiserating about it. Only in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine hitting one hundred thousand views.
When I look back on the page views from those early months, it makes me laugh. In September of 2010, for example, I had 158 views for the whole MONTH. Now I average about 350 a DAY. I'm proud of that.
Those of you who follow my Facebook page or are friends with me have already heard me say this, but I'm going to say it again because I think it's a good tenet to follow: It's only taken me six months to go from 40,000 views to 100,000; it took me a year and a half to get from my first view to 40,000. If you believe in something that you're putting out into the world, keep doing it. NEVER give up. :D
Okay! So who wants to do a GIVEAWAY? :D It's a doozy - you'll be entering to win a $25 gift certificate from my dear friend Trina at The Paper Flea Market, a JUMBOT ephemera pack (100 pieces!!) from my wonderful friends Annie and Pete at Silver Crow Creations, and a coupon for $5 off your order of $25 or more from my great friend Sara at Manto Fev! WOO HOO!
Here's what you have to do: In the comments below or on Facebook (but not both), let us know what you would like 100,000 of. Money is too easy - get creative! It can be anything, tangible or intangible! Also, and I'm going to highlight this in black, italicize it and capitalize it so that you don't forget - YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT OR I WILL NOT COUNT YOUR ENTRY. PLEASE LEAVE IT IN THE name(at)domain(dot)com FORMAT SO THAT SPAMMERS CAN'T FIND IT.
Okay! Let's see those entries!
One last thing, but certainly not the least thing: Thank you, all of you, for reading this blog. It means so much to me that you would actually take time out of your busy schedules to pause and read what I have to say. I hope my posts brighten your day, or at least make you smile. I love writing it and will continue to do so until I have no more ephemera to discuss (i.e., until blogs no longer exist). :D Who knows - maybe I'll even write a book about it someday!
Thank you again - you're all so lovely. Now, on to 200,000 and then, maybe a MILLION! It might take me ten years, but wouldn't that be COOL? :D