Most people who know me really well would say that they didn't think I would stick with this crafting and blogging thing. I'm well-known for my very short attention span. I love to try new things and start new things, but I don't love to maintain those things.
Truth be told, on the days that I wanted to give up, my motivation to keep going was this comment said last January by a person in my life who will remain nameless: "I guarantee you that you won't be doing this six months from now."
Ha! I did it! (Oh, you know who you are, and I love ya for giving me the motivation to keep going in the moments of low motivation . . . well, I love you for a lot of other reasons too. There is nothing like proving someone wrong to keep a gal like me motivated!)
Anyway . . . one year ago January 2, I started this little blog literally on a whim. I thought about it in bed the night before. Woke up that morning and thus twelve crafts till Christmas became an official blogger blog.
I thought my family and a few friends might read this blog and keep me accountable in my gift-making goal. That would have been a total of about 14 readers. So you can imagine my complete surprise when 120 people signed up on GFC to read by June, and you can imagine my jaw-dropping, fall-off-my-chair-fainting surprise that over 1000 follow through GFC and over 2000 subscribers almost a year later.
I'm not going to have a huge party, but I am going to celebrate a bit. When I stick with something for a year, it deserves celebrating! So . . . expect some fun posts the first week of January and a week of giveaways as well.
If you are interested in sponsoring a giveaway during my blogversary week, let me know. There are two giveaway spots still open, and I have a perk or two in mind for those interested in promoting their site or shop through an blogversary giveaway. Or perhaps you would just like to pop in with a guest post . . . let me know that as well. Contact me at twelvecrafts(at)gmail(dot)com.
Feed me Friday will be up tonight. And guess what . . . we are going to welcome back stuff your stockings Saturday tomorrow with a last-minute stocking stuffer and giveaway.