Weekly Update- May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful Sunday with your loved ones!

Well, it’s been a productive week here for Crochet On The Brain. I’ve been implementing some of my ideas, and trying to provide fresh and new content every day.  In case you missed some of the posts, here are a few highlights, as well as some follow-up:

Since my last Weekly Update in which I talked about blog statistics a bit, I’ve noticed there are quite a few more followers. These follows have come from WordPress subscribers as well as visitors who have begun following via email.  In addition to these, there has been a remarkable number of new Monthly Newsletter subscribers. So, I have been working on getting the newsletter up and running, and am planning to send it out to everyone on the subscribers list on June 1st.  If you want to be added to the list just fill out the sign up form that pops up when you visit the website, or, you can submit your email address using the new Contact Me form, which is listed in the menu under the site name at the top of the page,  and I can add your name to the subscriber’s list.

And speaking of the Contact Me form, I’ve decided to add it as a private way to get ahold of me, without having to make public comments on posts. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or need help or advice…whatever…just submit the form and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

In my April 29th Weekly Update I mentioned that I had left Facebook, meaning there was no longer a Crochet On The Brain fan page. Well, two weeks later I am now back on Facebook, and so the fan page is up and running again. I figured that it wasn’t fair to those readers who use Facebook as a way to keep up with this blog. Plus, there has been a bit less traffic to the blog because of it. If you aren’t already a fan of Crochet On The Brain on Facebook, you can click the link on the right sidebar of this page, or you can follow this link here. To be honest, I really am not a fan of Facebook anymore, but being such a huge social media platform it helps to bring the traffic to the blog. So, I have decided to not install the Facebook or Messenger apps on my mobile devices, and just visit the site via laptop.

If you are on Google, I have created a G+ Community called, of course, Crochet On The Brain (please let me know if there are problems with this link, thanks!). It’s purpose is to help promote the blog, but any and all members may post freely anything about crocheting/knitting. At this very moment there are no members, but it’s only a matter of time 🙂

Earlier this week I made the “first” of a new weekly post…WIP Wednesday I put “first” in quotations because a couple of years ago I tried the same thing, but I didn’t stick with it more than a couple of weeks.  So, fingers crossed, every Wednesday I plan to share with you my Work(s) In Progress!

I also reposted an old blog entry on Thursday, Crocheting On A Budget ,which I am also thinking of doing on a weekly basis. Being 3 years old, and getting so many new followers lately, I thought that maybe I could recycle some of my old publications.

Friday, which may just become “Free Pattern Friday”, I published a new original pattern: Pincushion. It works up fast and easy, and is great for using up your left over yarns. It would also be a good first project for someone just learning to crochet in the round.

And finally, yesterday, I published another roundup, 15 Free Sun Hat Patterns. These roundups are so fun to create! That is, when all links work and don’t direct you to only Pinterest, lol. Don’t worry, I always test, and retest, the links that I provide, so that they all lead directly to the patterns 🙂

Again, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and Mother’s Day.

Keep on hookin’ 😉❤

~Amanda ~

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