Tomorrow is the one year anniversary for Tales of a Stitcher. Can you believe it? To celebrate I thought it would be fun to do a top ten post.
Being that I am the stitcher telling the tales, I am privy to the numbers about this blog. I do not know exactly who stops by for a visit unless they hit the LIKE button or leave a comment, but I do know the number of visitors I have every day as well as the number of views. For example, on an average day I might have about 50 visitors who each look at three blog posts which would equal 150 views. I love tabulating data and find all of this very interesting. I am always surprised at what perks readers interest.
I also know which posts are favorite posts. And as a recap of this year, I’d like to share that information. I never would have thought the #1 post would be about such a simple thing.
I try to mix my writing up a bit. I like tutorials, but they do take some planning. While it feels a bit uncomfortable, I do try and push myself to write about bigger ideas–voice and the intersection of art and craft. I share news about my work, my process, and my studies. And I like to write about things I have seen and experienced–from art exhibits to darkness.
Now, how many of you scrolled down to the bottom of the page and ruined the suspense for yourselves? I know it is hard not to do. Here we go-
10. Crow Barn Week One
I find it interesting that Week One and Week Three made the list but Week Two did not.
9. Artful Oven Mitts
I am still sending out mitt patterns. I have sent them to Israel, Brazil, Canada, and all over the USA, and I would love to send one to you too. Seriously, I am looking for closure on this project.
8. SAQA Art Collection Part I
SAQA reposted this entry on their blog, which is why I think it has been so popular.
7. Facing a Quilt
I am frequently asked how I face my quilts. Writing this blog has made answering that question super easy. I just send them a link to this post.
6. Family Plaid
Aurifil thread posted this entry on their Facebook page. I had almost 1,000 views in one day. It took me a while to figure out what happened. At first I thought I was famous, but that was not true. AURIFIL is famous.
5. Priscilla AKA My Purple Stitching Machine
I wrote this post for my Aunts who bought their own long arm quilting machine. It’s all about my journey as a long arm quilter.
4. Crow Barn Week Three
Another action packed week at the Barn.
3. Oh What a Night!
This is the recap of last year’s Object Runway show. I would have guessed that this would be a popular post.
2. Not Finished but Fully Functional
It is interesting to think that last year at this time I was seriously struggling with a studio re-org. Life is so much better now!
1. Fleece Flannel Blankets–Who would have thought that this would be the number post of the year! It has been reposted and reposted on Pinterest. I must say next to oven mitts the fleece flannel blanket is a wonderful gift. It could be the perfect mindless holiday stitching project if you are looking for one.
In writing this post, I discovered that the best way to search for past entries on my blog is to go to my ABOUT or CONTACT page. There you can search for individual entries by subject or month. I know it would be nice to have that feature on my home page, but the WordPress template I use doesn’t allow for it. And I am very attached to this template.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane with me. I’d love to hear what your favorite types of posts are. Here’s to a New Year filled lots of stitching and good stories. I hope you will join me.