Is it You?Who are the winners for my two giveaways?
The winner of the hand-knitted shawl for my Birthday Giveaway is:
H2Ogirl of Fiber of all Sorts who chose to have it knit in Matrona
And the winner of the bag for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day is:
Andria of McGreen Experience
I will send you both an email and have your packages posted away as soon as possible! (the shawl I have to knit first so don't expect it immediately!)
Thanks for all the helpful and interesting comments on what you like seeing in a blog!
Now, you might have also been wondering "What is it that keeps people interested in a blog and gets them commenting?" Because, like me, you don't want to bore people with stuff they won't read anyway.
The biggest thing is to write about stuff people can relate to and are interested in. Considering most of the commenters came via the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day, it was anything crafty!
The next biggest thing is to be honest. People don't want to see everything perfect and in order in your world (because who really does live in a world like that?) They want to see the mistakes you make. They want to hear about the chaos surrounding the creative process.
People like to see tutorials, steps taken to make something, or the process of choosing fabrics or colours for a project also, even the occasional recipe is good! Regular posting helps too.
Try to add a bit of variety - people also want to hear a little about your family, pets and other activities mixed in with the craftiness.
And pictures! People love pictures of what you've made or are in the process of making, etc.
If you want people commenting, ask questions! Interact with your followers (read their blogs and comment too). Giveaways and freebies always get comments!
And on that note, this is my 99th post, which means that my next post will be my 100th post! Keep an eye out sometime next week for details of my celebration competition!