I originally started this blog for two reasons. The first was that an increasing number of Design Team gigs were requiring active blogs and I didn't want to miss out on an opportunity because I didn't have a blog. The second reason was that I had been doing a lot of blogging for others and I wanted more control over my writing. I was worried that if any of these sites shut down, the articles I had worked so hard to write would disappear forever. If you look through the archive of my blog, you'll see entries dating back to September 2010. Before this blog went live, I added copies of the articles I'd written for others here, then backdated them to when they were published elsewhere.
On April 4, 2011, I published the very first post written solely for my blog. It was titled Craft Withdrawal and fewer than 10 people read it.
My readership has grown significantly since then! My most popular post has been Snowman Gift Tags, which has been viewed literally thousands of times.
My Giraffe Cake is a close second.
Neither of those posts account for the top search terms that lead people to my blog. Number One is now "Bunny Rolls."
I also get a lot of traffic searching for panda projects, a ribbon barrette tutorial, classroom birthday treats, id reactions, and Pinewood Derby designs.
People ask me all the time about my favorite posts. That's a tough question, since I put my heart and soul into all of them. But a few do stand out.
When I started my blog two years ago, I expected a small readership made up of family, friends, and random scrapbookers. I didn't expect so many people from around the world to follow the ins and outs of my creative adventures. To all my readers- thank you. I am incredibly grateful for your support and the enthusiasm you've shown for my blog. For the handful of you who have read all 554 posts, a special thank you! I'm really excited about what the future holds for me and My Creative Life.