Thursday, 25 July 2013

A celebration....

...or two...

 
So last weekend nostalgiecat hit a milestone...10 000 views...
And the numbers are growing with a steady pace....
I'm not really sure how this measures up in the blogging world, but it has exceeded my expectations....
When I published my first post 22march this year...I would never have imagined that in a little more than 4months later I would have achieved such a great result....honestly: it took me by surprise....
When I started nostalgiecat I had never even read a blog....!!



In the beginning I felt like I was talking to my self (like I'm sure most  newbie bloggers do...), but I can now truly say that blogging has given me exactly what I was after when I started.....and so much more:
It has given me that kick up the backside I needed to go for it, and try to make something out of my life....I feel like I have finally taken control of my destiny...It has thought me not to just sit around and talk about all the things I want to do, but to just do it....and the feedback I have got has given me the confidence I needed.... that I am on the right track...
I Love It!
But I must admit : I find the blogging community and the internet a baffling place, and often feel overwhelmed and confused....I have a lot to learn about not just blogging, but also the networking and social media side of things....not to mention the URLs and all the technical side of blogging...
But keeping it simple and committing to the content on my blog, rather than getting lost down a rabbit hole seems to have paid off....
So today, 52 posts down the line, I want to celebrate my 10 000+ views  and my 15 followers (thanks guys...I truly appreciate your support)...
 

And what better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway...
I've chosen to give away the glazed lace print plates I made back in April (pictured above)...as that was the first post I got some notable response to...
I will make the winner a set of 3 dishes, finished in the colour glaze of the winners choice....
(click on the link above to see how I made these plates, or see here how I glazed them...)

The rules are simple: leave a comment below to enter this price draw, and on the 24th of August, I will put all your names in my husbands bowler hat, and let Little Miss Moo draw the winner....
So make sure to check back in two weeks to see if you are the chosen one...

 

I also have another reason to celebrate this weekend...it's me and Mr's wedding anniversary tomorrow....7 years ! So whilst one of my friends take little miss moo to a friends birthday party today....we are going for a grown up meal in a grown up restaurant.....just the two of us.!
(If you are getting the feeling that this doesn't happen very often...you are right)
So I am really looking forward to it...even if it is only for a few hours...



I went through our wedding album and found this lovely picture of us on our wedding day...this was taken just after we'd said our wows, and we were having our first dance as a married couple...
...Oh how young and happy we look....
A lot has changed since then, and we've been through a lot together...good and bad...

I would like to end this post by dedicating this poem by Thomas Moore to my darling Mr., as I think it says how I feel better than I ever could:

OH, NO- NOT EVEN WHEN WE FIRST LOVED

Oh, no - not even when we first lov'd
wert thou as dear as now thou art
Thy beauty then my senses mov'd
But now thy virtues bind my heart.
What was but passion's sigh before
has since been turned to reason's wow;
And though I then might love thee more,
trust me, I love thee better now.

Although my heart in earlier youth
might kindle with more wild desire,
believe me, it has gained in troth
much more than it has lost in fire.
The flame now warms my inmost core
that then but sparkled o'er my brow.
 And though I seem'd to love thee more
yet, oh, I love thee better now.


I love you honey!!



Thanks for popping by,
I hope you will leave a little comment below, so that you can be in with a chance of winning a bit of NOSTALGIECAT....
Have a great weekend!

XXX
June


 

5 comments:

Taylor Ornellas said...

Im new to your blog (thank you, Google plus!) super cute lace plates! I would love to be entered into the drawing!! :) Thank you!-Taylor

june olsen said...

Hi Taylor Ornellas! Thanks for popping by and having a look at my blog!! best of luck in the price draw!x

Crystal Moore said...

I just have to say those plates are awesome! You have gained a new follower, and I am glad I found your blog! You have a wonderful way with words so it is no surprise that your views have grown in a short time. One day I hope to get there too, with my fairly new blog. I wish you much success and look forward to your posts!

june olsen said...

thank you Crystal moore and welcome to nostalgiecat!! Best of luck in the pricedraw and with your blog!(Tip: Leave a link to your blog when posting comments on other peoples blog, that way it is easy for people to check out what you have been up to...)xxjune

Lucy Wakefield said...

I just love the plates because they mix contemporary colours with a vintage design. I would love to enter the giveaway - Lucy x

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