One year ago today I published my first blog post. And what’s a blogiversary without some introspection?
Before Sew RED-y, I was perusing various sewing blogs for inspiration and tutorials and fell in love with the sewing “blogosphere.” I loved how everyone had their own unique style and how pleasant and positive the commenters were. I couldn’t really believe how well-mannered and NICE people were – especially online where so many tend to unleash the worst in themselves, hiding behind a monitor. I wanted to be a part of that super talented, super nice community.
Sewing is a newer passion in my life and it engulfs most of my free time between blogging, fabric shopping, finding inspiration, and of course creating. I really can’t see how I could live without it now. It provides a wonderful creative outlet which I NEED since I have always been a creative person.
And now since I have become part of this sewing “blogosphere,” I can’t imagine my life without y’all. YES, YES, IT’S CHEESY, I KNOW!! But hear me out. I have people that actually CARE about what I do (or just stop by to see what silliness I have posted on the internet) and I’ve made virtual friends that share the same passion. This is a great community and I can’t say that enough. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT. I love having great people in my life (and also my virtual life!).
Even though it’s only been a year, it feels like I have been doing this much longer. Maybe it’s because I’ve made a bajillion posts between then and now (actually this makes my 81st post!). Maybe it’s because it’s become such a wonderful part of my life. Maybe it’s just been a heck of a year and it feels like it’s dragging, LOL.
But I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of you, for without my ever-growing subscribers and the occasional stranger, I would just feel creepy writing stuff and publishing it for the world to see if no one ever took the time to read it. 😉
Also, a big THANK YOU goes out to my other half, DD, for taking most of the pictures featured here and putting up with my cries of, “I can’t do the dishes NOW, I need to finish this blog post first!” Without you, I’d just have weird crappy phone selfies and no twirly pictures.
And just because I think stats are fun and it would be cool to look back and see my progress, here’s a breakdown of my blog stats for its first year:
67 subscribed followers
Most viewed single post: Peacock Scoop Top
I’m not sure how to gauge the success of my blog, but I think this is pretty darn awesome for my first year! Again, it wouldn’t be possible without YOU and I am SO looking forward to the years to come!