Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The First K

This is my 1000th post. Yes, you read that aright - my one thousandth post. And I started blogging less than 18 months ago.

My second blog header (the first being a generic Blogger template one) - September 2009

I clearly talk too much.

I suppose it's partly the fault of my Project 365 photos. They do, after all, get a post each all to themselves; that's 365 posts through 2010 plus the ones so far from 2011.

First Project 365 photo, January 2010

And then, Shimelle definitely takes some responsibility. Her classes, particularly Learn Something New Every Day and Journal Your Christmas, do tend to inspire many layouts and other projects, and hence blog posts about them.

My Journal Your Christmas project from 2010

And of course there are the blog hops. I've taken part in several of those - so I can apportion some blame to Rinda, to Amy, to Jo and Lizzie, to Kate - oh, and I ran one myself, so I guess I'd better take some blame onto myself, too!

OK, this one was definitely my fault! All About Me blog hop, May 2010

Blogtoberfest, yes, that's definitely another reason for the proliferation of posts. Clearly that encouraged me to post every day when maybe, possibly, I wouldn't have otherwise?!

Joyful Mel and SuperMel were both created as part of Blogtoberfest 2009

And frankly, dear readers and commenters, I think some of the responsibility lies with YOU. It's so much more fun to witter away when I know someone's actually reading said witterings!

So I guess that means I owe all of you a big thank you then, because I have had SO much fun creating those 1000 posts, sharing my photographs, joining in the blog hops and challenges, and making lots of new friends :-)


I think this calls for a giveaway :-) I'm already in the process of putting together goodies for those who signed up to my Pay It Forward post. Indeed, Helena has already received a little something from me - remember the sneak peeks? Well, the handmade notebook and Malteser cake have arrived safely, so I can show you a little more now:


As I'm in the mood for making handmade gifts, I'd love to give away a little handmade something to celebrate my 'first K'. It would be made specially for you, and would take into account your tastes and preferences - I have a little questionnaire ready to send to you to ascertain what those tastes and preferences are!! There's no obligation to then Pay It Forward, this is a straightforward giveaway. And those who are on my PIF list are welcome to enter, too; if you did win, you'd get an extra 'something' on top of your PIF 'something' :-)

So, would you like the chance to win a little something? Just leave a comment on this post! I'll pick a random winner this weekend, so make sure you comment by 5pm GMT on Sunday 6th February to be included in the draw. I'll announce the winner as soon as possible after this time. Good luck!

Here's to the next 1000....

* Edited to say: Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (GMT) *

35 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow Mel! Congratulations!!!!! I'd definitely like to be in your drawing.
Rinda

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Yay! And congrats.
Please enter me in your drawing, I've been a fan of your blog since 2009!

Debbie said...

1000 posts in 18 months is impressive going!! I'd love to be entered into your draw.

scrappyjacky said...

Wow,Mel....you're 1000 old....that's pretty good going...and the posts are always pretty good as well!!

Ruth said...

Congratulations! And hear's to many more blog posts. x

Kirsty.a said...

Of course I'd love to win something - who wouldn't?
1000! Wow - I was pleased to reach 200 in a year

jillconyers said...

Wow, 1000 posts in 18 months! Looking forward to the next 1000.

Sian said...

That's amazing!! And a bit scary! Wow, here's to many more K's in the future x

Sandra said...

Firstly, congratulations on the 1000 posts - you always make your posts interesting, so thank you for that.

Becky said...

Wow! 1000 posts! Congratulations! I love reading your blog and look forward to the next 1000 lol! I would love to be in your draw - thank you :)

debs14 said...

Please enter me in the draw - you know how much I've enjoyed your blog posts - here's to the next K ...!

ps Guess what, I won those Dr Who tickets!

Cheri said...

Doesn't it feel marvelous to be so prolific??? Congrats on reaching 1000! I've been blogging a lot longer and am only up to 380.

Karen said...

Wow, that's a lot of posts in a very short time, but we knew you were a busy lady!!! Like Cheri, I've been blogging a lot longer and I'm not quite to 800. We'd miss your daily posts, so here's to the next 1000.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the photos - looking forward to 1000 more!

Beverly said...

Awesome!!! Congrats, 1000 seems like one of those things that might happen in my old age lol...I'm at about 192 @@ I always love checking in on you so keep it up, dear :)

The Mann Fam said...

Love you little Happy Me and Super Me. :) Happy 1000. and wishing you many more.

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post...wow! :-) I always enjoy your picture of the days, and that Super Me is the CUTEST!

Lesley said...

Congratulations Mel on your 1000th blog post. I can't believe it has only taken 18 months. Here's to many more posts and you'll be at 2000 before we know it.

Love Lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Where do you find the time Mel! Congratulations though, I love catching up with your news. So glad you told me about your blog.

CDHS xx

Mary B said...

Oh well done Mel that is a lot of chat but so much fun to come and share with you that I know we all enjoy your company enormously

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on your 1000th post!

I'd love to be in the drawing!

alison290 said...

1000 posts in just 18months! Looking forward to the next 1000!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Only a Thousand Mel?...it feels like so many more!!!!! LOL!! I've enjoyed every one I've been party to & that must be nearly all of them...certainly a milestone worth marking & may I say...that Malteser cake has me drooling at the very idea!! Happy 'K' ♥

Tracey said...

Congratulations!! That's a huge achievement Mel ... I can't wait to see how many posts you have done at the end of this year! :)

Heather said...

Happy 1000th Mel! 'Twould be a sorry day if you decided to blog less. You are part of my routine now lady!! :)
xxxx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Congratulations on your 1,000th post, Mel. Wow! That is quite an accomplishment. My hat is off to you for your commitment to blogging, and I'm so glad that you do it! Very well done, my friend.

Kristin said...

WOW, congrats on your first K, here's to another 1,000! It's been very fun seeing what you share each day, so thanks to you :)

Liberty :) said...

congratulations Mel!!!!!!! love the PIF as well, I must post the PIF on my blog too!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

i am soooooooo sorry to have led u astray on the hopping front but it was fun wasnt it?
i must sort out my pay it forward book i got ages ago this weekend too, gr8 reminder.
Jo xxxx

Kim said...

Congrats! I love your posts! Please add me to your drawing!

Kai said...

1000, huh? That's a heck of an accomplishment! Congrats! I think I'm going to make it my plan to try and catch up. LOL :) :)

Rhona said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post Mel. I'm so glad I found your blog and enjoy popping over for my daily dose (commitments allowing). I'm also looking forward to the next 1000 posts :) xx

Ginger said...

1000 in18 months! That is incredible, I'm always impressed by those who manage to blog daily, but you exceed that. Good on you!!

Jimjams said...

Oops posted this on the wrong thread just now!

Hhmmm ... I've been blogging just over 6 months and have 51 posts in that time ... so by my reckoning it will be sometime in 2021 before I reach 1000 ... I'd better get posting!

furrypig said...

Big congratulations on you 1000th post I do love reading your blog and miss it when I don't get the chance (like recently!) Thanks for tha chance to join in with your draw xxx