Monday, November 7, 2011

Positive Thinking

My last blog post was an offering of a knitting pattern giveaway in return for comments.  There were no comments, so there are no winners.

My "stat" numbers for my blog, have shown a growing number of "pageviews" in recent weeks.  I thought that the contest was a good idea.  Now I must reflect on what this means.

Maybe there are readers who have never commented to a blog before.  I know when I first wanted to comment to a blog, I felt a bit daunted by the "choose a profile" thing.  It is not really hard to do, but you have to be ready for that.  I actually had a little used gmail address in place, so for me it could have been so easy; but still I remember that I did not leave a comment the first few times that I considered leaving a comment.

Maybe the giveaway prize was not big enough.  The last two blog giveaways that I commented on both involved newly released knitting books.  I would have loved to win either one.  Winning a book and anticipating its delivery would be a great prize, don't you think?

Maybe (and this is also positive thinking for Knitcircus) many of my readers are Knitcircus subscribers and already had the patterns.

Maybe all of the above.  At least I have to think so.  I am not going to let this stop me from blogging.  But I do not think that I will have another contest for a while.  What do you think?  Your comment is always welcome.   


  1. Hi, Well I am a follower and I try to comment regularly. Sorry I missed your pattern give away. I most certainly would have left a comment.

    No excuses, but mom had a fall 2 weeks ago, we struggled at home for a week before I finally got her into my first choice rehab and now I am on the road each day to visit with her. She will be there for 4-6 weeks probably. And no sooner do I get that portion of my life in order than my favorite uncle in Florida dies and now I am preparing for a trip for the funeral. To be honest, I am totally exhausted from the drama my life has been this year.

    But I am still standing (figuratively, because right now I am sitting as I write to you :-). ). I still believe that God doesn't give you anything you can't handle. I want him to stop thinking of me as indestructible!!

    And, thankfully, I am still knitting.. Last year I had almost totally stopped - but now I am just not going to let that happen.

    So I am still here and you are one of a few blogs I try to comment on regularly.

    Keep blogging.

  2. I was a day late reading your blog, I really enjoy your posts, I just don't read blogs very often. Maybe next time I'll get in on the action !

  3. So I could add another maybe. Maybe next time I need to keep the contest open longer than three days? Thanks for the comments!

  4. I think longer would be good for a contest. I have just had too much work and not enough fiber time. I enjoy your blog!