Celebrating A Milestone

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I have a nasty habit of beginning things and not continuing through with them. Whether it be a crochet project, a change in my lifestyle, or just a basic idea in general. However, that’s not the case with Crochet On The Brain.

I began this blog almost 2 years ago, July 13th, 2015 to be exact. Under “normal” circumstances I probably would’ve grown tired with the idea and just deleted it and completely vanished by now. I may not have been around here regularly over the past couple of years, due to challenges thrown at me in my personal life, but I HAVE stuck with it, even though sometimes sporadically.

I began crocheting probably about 10 or 15 years ago (I can’t remember, to be honest). Since the beginning I decided that I wanted to become a pattern designer, and even before then I had a desire to own my own website. I played around with a few sites and blogs “way back then”, but they all just fell by the wayside…I can’t even remember what they were called or if I ever deleted them (they might be floating around in cyberland still).

Sometimes I am amazed that Crochet On The Brain is still alive. It’s not just alive, but thriving! Checking the stats, it’s received almost 9,000 hits. And the Crochet On The Brain Facebook page is nearing 500 likes! I have all of my patterns listed on Ravelry, directing readers to this blog, which is where most of the blog’s views come from. But also, I see that some of my patterns are mentioned on other websites/blogs, with links directing viewers back to here. And the reviews I’ve read are just wonderful! In addition to this, many of my patterns have been pinned on Pinterest! I have to tell you, the positive feedback does wonders for my ego, and when I see that other’s are truly interested in what I’ve been doing, it really keeps me going!

So to celebrate the success of Crochet On The Brain, I’ve just upgraded the blog and paid for it’s domain name.  Now, it’s MINE ALL MINE! (at least for the next year, lol).

I have many ideas in the making. I have pattern ideas that I want to bring into fruition. I need to “revamp” the website a bit. It’s going to take a bit of time, especially considering I have a 2 1/2 year old who thinks she can help me with all of this, lol.

Before I “sign off”, I want to thank everyone who has made this blog the success that it is! THANK YOU! Without readers like YOU, Crochet On The Brain wouldn’t exist.

CHEERS!

Amanda

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