I took the photo while on a special vacation trip to Bermuda in 2007. It shows a flowerbed at the pink "Princess Hotel" (the Fairmont Southampton).
On the first anniversary of this blog, I was vacationing at St Thomas, USVI, and I was proud to have posted about my first Blogiversary while being so far from home. (I was anxious to keep up with the blog while one of my first knit designs was just out out in a magazine.)
Here is a photo from that trip in 2012.
The photo is of a tree branch at Lindquist Beach. I was happy that I caught just enough of the sun through the branch in my photo. I was laying on a chair on the beach under the tree. Loved that.
Last year I forgot about it being my Blogiversary (or, I think that I remembered it, but I also thought that self-congratulations would be a boring topic). I did post a Colorwork Meditation (#7, no less, my favorite number) on the day. That post contained this photo (not by me) of Josef Albers, Homage to Square, collection. Love it.
|Photo credit: http://igetitart.com/tag/josef-albers/|
Today, then, begins the fourth year of the blog.
I was thinking that I might briefly share some of my blogging experience.
There are spammers, and worse, "referer" spammers, who have caused me grief... but that has mostly died down.
I (once, not long ago) had a vacation post with a good number of links that I believe was being used by someone for advertising purposes. It was getting a crazily growing number of page views each hour over several days. It made me nervous. I deleted it, but then I re-posted it without the links. I was not able to preserve the comments or page view numbers, but at least what I wrote and all of the photos are there. (Last I checked, it still had zero views.)
I do enjoy going to my blogger stats page. I like to see all the page views that my tutorials (especially my colorwork one) get everyday and from all around the world.
Is it funny that I have no worries about readers (who I imagine to be knitters) from India or Argentina or Korea viewing my blog in good number, but I do worry about unknowns (who seemed to be "storming" the old there)?
Lastly, thanks to my new blogging friends! You know who you are. You blog. I blog. You comment. I comment. I love that you are there!