This is my 200th post. Not that I care so much about that stuff, because I'm frankly surprised it's only my 200th. I mean, I blog three times a day when the spirit (in this case it's the spirit of boredom) moves me. Only 200? That's kid stuff!
How fitting, though, that my 200th post also coincides with my blog giveaway ending and a winner being announced. Even though only six people entered my giveaway, I'm totally happy with that. I blog because I want to and I like you and like making things. Now I get to combine all three of those things together to basically form a happy giveaway of joy, or my Victory Giveaway as I renamed it yesterday.
It's also a little coincidental that my 200th blog post and giveaway coincide with a bit of a turning point in my blogging ways. For the next week and a half I'll be here the same as I always have. Blogging. Creeping Douglas street. Keeping it decaffeinated and polka dotted. But after that? Things are going to be a changing.
I like my blog and I've been keeping it up for almost a full year. When it started it was a little rougher, a little more long winded, and little less visually me. It was red, after all. Now it's green and polka dotted (in case you hadn't noticed). It was small and local for the longest time but in the past few months it's turned into something a little bigger, a little more international. But just a little.
I'd like to keep blogging once I start my new job, because it's a good outlet but I'm also enjoying the little community it's created. That and so all my wit doesn't get stored up inside me, spilling out towards my new coworkers and making them uncomfortable. (In high school I once told someone my underwear matched my shoelaces. She thought I was handicapped for a while after that. For the record, they were checkered and worth sharing about.) This is just a new season for me, and I hope to do at least weekly updates. Or something. I might reinvent the blog's name since I won't be on Douglas anymore, but let's cross that bridge when I come to it. I also want to keep reading the blogs I've come to really enjoy. Because really, that's what it's all about.
All I can say is, there'll always be twitter.
But now, what you're really waiting for. The winner: Jessi
So Jessi has actually been reading my blog since some time around the awkward beginning. She also just saved me a whole lot of postage because she's local. I guess she really earned her scarf with all the faithful reading she's done over the past several months. Cheers to Jessi!
And, fun fact, Jessi actually helped teach me how to knit. What goes around comes around, eh?
In case you didn't win, don't worry. I rather enjoyed the intimate giveaway so I expect I'll be doing another one in the not too distant future. Because I still like you.
Jessi also requested her scarf in either dirty snow white, grey, teal, mustard, or dark orange. In other words, Whatever colour I like the most at the store. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for any colour that sounds like a naughty Disney character. Shout out to Angi for spreading that new colour around.
You can bet that I'm going to post a photo of Jessi and her prize won scarf on here in a couple weeks.
Happy 200th to me!