A couple of weeks ago, I was surfing my favorite blogs and noticed this in my “Notifications” drop-down:
I was stunned. Perhaps some of you have hundreds, even thousands of followers and are not easily impressed. But to me, it was an incredibly joyous moment. I get so much pleasure and personal satisfaction from writing and publishing posts on Agujas. I am able to share my passion for knitting, and the occasional travel post, with people from all over the world. But the best part about blogging is joining a vibrant online community. I feel like I have 100 new friends! I enjoy reading and seeing the works of others and having online conversations. There are several of you whom I feel I know, like catching up with a dear old friend.
So, first and foremost, thank you for following Agujas.
Because I felt like celebrating, I painstakingly culled Agujas’ WordPress, Twitter and email followers in chronological order to find the 100th follower. (I eliminated the husband and child because they are required to follow my blog).
The 100th follower is Caity Rosey of All She Wants To Do Is Knit. As a small token of appreciation for following Agujas, I am pleased to send you some wonderful yarn from Habu Textiles to add to your stash. I love this delicate yarn that is spun or woven using traditional Japanese methods. I recently posted about my visit to the Habu Textiles studio which you can read here.
Caity, I will have the yarn shipped directly to you. Please send an email to Veronica (at symbol) AgujasBlog (dot) com with your mailing address.
Sinceramente y de todo corazón, gracias a todos. I look forward to reading your posts and responding to your comments on mine.
18 thoughts on “100 Followers”
WOOT! I’m glad to be one of them.
That is so generous of you! This makes me extra happy to be a follower!
It’s like going shopping together. Who can resist!
Congratulations! I’m totally impressed… I’m quite new to this knitting blog thing and still in the phase where I not only monitor my followers but even individual visits to the blog.
And congrats to Caity, too – who incidentally was one of my first followers and commenters :-). So have fun with the yarn Caity! Looking forward to see you blog about what you’ll be doing with it.
See you around…
Thank you. It’s so much fun!
It is very cool that you care about your followers enough that you would reward your 100th follower. It is the little things that make blogs successful and I wish yours the very best.
Congratulations on having 100 followers. I’m sure you will have no trouble getting 100 more. I love reading your blog and learning so many new things about your travels, it’s just like being there myself. Hugs, Tamara
Thank you so much for your words and for visiting.
I think 100 followers is really cool!
Writing a blog is a joy in and of itself. At least I come to it that way. It gives me a space to write about the experiences in my life. Knowing that I am sharing them with others makes the experience that much deeper. Congratulations on reaching such a great goal. I enjoy your blog very much.
Thank you Jenny. I completely agree with you about how it feels to share one’s thoughts on a blog.
Congratulations on 100 followers! I hope this is also a nice little surprise – the Beautiful Blogger award. http://textileranger.com/2012/06/18/the-unexpected/
Thank you! What a nice note to receive after a long day! By the way, being a native Texan, I sure do like the name of your blog!
Believe me, that’s one of the things I love about your blog too! Also the Spanish vocabulary here and there – I speak some Spanish, but just everyday stuff, no textile terms, so I love getting the information!
Forget followers, I get excited when WordPress tells me that I have had over 100 page views. Congratulations!
It’s fun to connect with people. Thanks!