Tuesday, April 12, 2011

600K Blog Candy

I almost forgot, I promised you some blog candy! Last month, while I was on vacation, we surpassed 600,000 hits. It kind of boggles my mind to think about. I started blogging almost 3 years ago and when you figure the averages, it works out to be an average of 560 hits per day. WOW!!

If you've been following for awhile, you know I like to celebrate the blog milestones with a giveaway. For the 600K Blog Candy, I'll be giving away a free project kit. I know you will love this new kit that I just released over the weekend: Just Believe Spring Project Kit. (Click here for all the details.)

Please leave a comment on this post and tell me (if you know) how long you've been following my blog and how you found your way here. Were you already a customer of mine? Did a friend refer you? Did you find a link on SCS or another website?

I'll use random.org on Friday, April 15 to select one winner from all the comments.

However you found me -- thank you! I'm so glad you are here! Thanks for allowing me to share with you and be a part of your day!

For my record more than anything else, here are the latest blog stats, as of today, 4-12-11:
Days Blogging: 1,052
# of Posts: 952
# of Hits: 614,187
Stamping Top 500 Rank: 70

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46 comments:

Gemma said...

Congrats on all those hits!
I can't remember how I first found you, but I know you were kind enough to send me that awesome peacock stamp we don't have over here!
Here's to the next 600,000 hits! Just think of all those people admiring your amazing projects!
Gem
x

Sandy Kay said...

Wow, that's a lot of hits - congrats!
I really don't know how I came across your blog - it may have been from Splitcoaststampers. I found you and then when I got a new computer I lost you for a while, but found you again - yeah! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angela L. said...

Love the inspiration!
Great Job on being an awesome blogger!
I've been checking your blog for almost 2 years... thru SU!

Faye J said...

The "Just Believe" kit is full of inspiration. I've been following your blog for several years & enjoy your creativity. It's been fun to watch your family expand. I'd love to win some blog candy! Congrats...

SueBee said...

I believe I may of found a card on SCS, and it brought me to your blog, then I put you in my favorites,and I've been following you ever since. CONGRATS all ALL the hits! A true acomplishment !
Susan
suebee623@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Wow..good for you! I was first a customer & now a recruit :) Andrea Howell

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thank you Julie for the chance to win some of your great stuff. I hope it is me. I love your things. Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us.

Sincerely

Donna Scrapp'n Nana

http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I found you at least a couple years ago blog hopping & if I remember correctly, I purchased a kit from you & never left. Congratulations & HIGH FIVE! 600,000 is a lot to be proud of! Iris

Nancy B. / nacky71@hotmail.com said...

Hi Julie. I think I "found" you just over 2 years ago. I was surfing the Internet looking for a demonstrator closer to home. You were having an album class, and I signed up. I consider myself fortunate that it was your blog that I stumbled upon. Continue blogging .... I look everyday!

Amy H. said...

Hi Julie,

I've been following your blog for about six months. I love stopping by to admire your lovely creations. I think I found you through my demo, Denise Sullivan. I'm so glad I did!

Amy

kjvbaptist said...

I have been following your blog since you started it. I met you at Kari's party. I have been 'hooked' since! Leah

Kathy said...

AMAZING! Congrats on your hits! I have been following you for about 6 months...can't remember how I found you, it was a link I think. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

Kathy C.

abb said...

Congrats on being so famous - :). I just started following a couple of months ago. I think I found you by looking for someone that had project kits. I'm new to stampin so I thought it would be a great way to learn. Ashleigh B

Taylor Chase Graham said...

Congratulations on your blogging success! Your work is beautiful! I think I found you through Splitcoaststampers...
Alicia Graham

S. Ferguson said...

Way to go Julie!
I attended a workshop at your house with my sister and then found your web-site and then blog. Not sure the year, but I check your blog daily -- thanks!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Hmm...at least a year or better-on my favorite list so I "visit" every day to see what's new! I *think* I probably googled a top note die project or the mini milk carton...and happened on you that way. Love your projects! Blessings, Sharon

Lauren said...

WOW! That's fantastic! I *think* I found you via somebody else's blog, but I can't remember! I have been following for at least a year and a half. Your blog is wonderful!

jmniffer said...

Congratulations on the 600K hits. Wow, that is a lot of visitors! I found your blog about 1.5 years ago. Not sure how, either a mention on another blog or SCS. I enjoy your stamping style and look forward to new posts. Thanks for sharing! jmniffer

June Ferguson said...

Congrats on your blog milestone! I have been following your blog for so long that I don't remember how I originally found you! I love all your project ideas and am so grateful that you choose to share them with the rest of us. I would to win your newest blog candy!
June in KS

Anonymous said...

congrats. I think i've been following your blog for aa little under a year. i found it from another website, not sure which one.
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Cheers...Tam said...

Julie,

I have no idea how I found you, but I sure am glad I did! Love your creativity and tips. Congrats on your blogging success

Cheers...Tam
gladfam@msn.com

scpolodna said...

I don't remember how I found you but very glad I did. Likely it was from splitcoast. I check your site everyday. Haven't had time to make too many of your projects. But love to check out your site for ideas anyways. Congrats on your success. Keep going - you inspire lots of people. I'm a demonstrator in Wisconsin, so glad to get other ideas.

Jill said...

Congrats on 600K!!
I've been following your blogs for a few months now. I found the link to your blog on SCS and LOVE all the new ideas I'm getting from you!!

Heather said...

Congrats on all the hits! I'd love to see that kit!

DebbieG said...

Congrats on 600K plus !!! I found you from a friend over 2 year ago and have subscribed to email post. Look forward to them. Thank you for a chance to win.
debbieanng@yahoo.com

lsims said...

Congrats on all the hits.
I don't know exactly how I found your blog - but my best guess is that I ran across one of your cards and followed the link to your blog.

Thanks for all of your inspiration.

Sarah said...

Wow!! That's a lot of hits!! Congratulations!! I've been following you for about 6 months or so. I found you on SCS. You have such lovely cards!

Kay said...

Congratulations on your blog hits! That's wonderful and so is your blog! I'm not sure how I found you as it's been so many wonderful ideas ago! I have purchased a few of your kits also and love them as well as your blog! Thanks for all your inspiration! Hugs Kay

Amie said...

Congrats! I can't remember when I first found you but it was recently. I love your posts and had to sign up after perusing through your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amie

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Congrats, that's a huge achievement! Gosh, I've been a follower for a long time now and honestly I can't remember how long it's been or how I found you. But I'm happy that I did! ;)
Thanks for the chance to win such a fab kit! :)

Kat said...

I've been following for probably 2 years now. Can't remember how I found the blog but I'm glad I did!Keep up the great work Julie!

Kathy Bradley said...

Holy smoke, Julie, I'll never even get near those figures on my blog! Those are such awesome figures! Woo Hoo for you - see you next week!

Traci Davis said...

Congratulations on the number of hits on your blog. Wow, I am over 50 now so it's asking a lot for me to remember time but...I started following your blog when you were pregnant with not your last baby, but the one before that. So you tell me...3-4 years? I enjoyed the stories about your children and of course your creations. I don't recall how I found you either but probably through Splitcoast Stampers or sometimes my sister will send me cute things she finds while blog hopping. At any rate, I enjoy your blog and appreciate you sharing.

Joyanne said...

600K+ hits! That is awesome Julie! Congratulations! I found your blog through another blogger who cased one of your cards and gave your blog credit for the inspiration. I think that blogger has stopped posting things but I still get your updates. I love the ideas you come up with and share. Thank you so much for being such a great blogger. I wish you much continued success!

Kimberly S. said...

Congrats on all your blog hits!! That's AWESOME!!! I've been a follower for over 6 months now....maybe even a year ago (?? I forget...LOL). I found you on SCS, I believe. Wow! There's nothing like trying to remember something when your brain is in a fog. I must need more caffeine!! LOL!

Christina said...

I think I found your blog about 8 months ago. I can't remember if i did a card blog search...but all I know is I found your blog and I look at it EVERYDAY :) CONGRATS on all the blog hits!!!! Thanks for the giveaway too!

Margaret said...

That's a lot of faithful blogging, day after day, and a lot of great ideas for us! I don't remember how I found your blog, though, a link, a blog hop? . . .

Debbie said...

Your blog is terrific!
I'm here at the referral of a friend.

Congrats on the milestone.

Debbie Reaves

Valerie Durham said...

Oh, my! What an awesome prize! I have been lurking around your blog for around a year! Thanks for a chance to win!

Robin K said...

What a FAB achievement!!!

I can't remember how long I've been following you. I do remember I found your blog through one of your cards on SCS. I CASE a lot of your cards too!

Rosemarie Menassas said...

I adore what you've done with the peach flowers on the card, matching the card stock to the flowers. Beautiful.

Babe O'Mara said...

Congratulations on all your hits!! That is quite a milestone. I can't remember how I found you. It's been about 6 months. Probably on SCS. You're in my favorites list. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

sheryl said...

Congratulations. I don't remember how I discovered your blog several years ago, but I sure am glad I did!

GAZ said...

Sorry, I don't remember when I found your blog but it was a link from another blog and I signed up immediately. I love all your projects and cards. Thanks for all you share and Congratulations on your 600,000 hits! You're amazing! Glenda

Valerie said...

I probably connected up with you through another website. I check in almost weekly since discovering it. You have some fun ideas to use my things.

Barbara V said...

ohhh...hope I'm not too late! I have been following your blog for ages...can't even remember when I first found it. My highlight was visiting with you at Leadership and sharing the extra candy at our table with you and your adorable daughter!