i have been (maybe blissfully) unaware of this blog being noticed. i write it, and fool around, and wisecrack away, and i always feel like i’m talking to a really intimate circle of people, who i have come to worship.
once in a while i do something that i fervantly HOPE will get noticed, but there is never any way to tell (or so i thought).
lemme backtrack for a sec—i know next to nothing about using internet-based software, or how it really connects us all—pingbacks, trackbacks, incoming/outgoing links, etc, etc—well (blush) i have no idea what anyone is talking about. trying to sort it all out in these 3 months i’ve been blogging makes my eyes glaze over and my head roll back. a lonely wind whistles through my ears and i start thinking with my mouth open (don’t worry, i DO usually catch myself before i start drooling).
then today, when i was signing on, i notice something in the dashboard (the place inside wordpress that i usually zip past to go to the page where i write). something caught my eye and i took pause—it was a BIG gray square that said “LATEST ACTIVITY”, and inside, there was a rather long list of “incoming links”. i glanced over it and thought, “hmm, those look like interesting sites, i wonder why they are listed there??”
i thought it was one of those lists like you see on amazon, where they tell you which other books you’d be interested in buying? i thought they were telling me what other sites i would like, according to relevance. and i clicked on one. and there, on someone’s site who i don’t know, and who is not on my mailing list, was a link to Knitspot!! i was SO excited!! and then i went back and clicked on more links and more. and GUESS WHAT??
A LOT OF BLOGGERS AND PODCASTERS ARE MENTIONING THE YARN RANT!
WOWIE! HOORAY FOR THE INTERNET COMMUNITY! we’re KNOT taking any more!
my email list is long folks; you will have plenty to choose from. AND a few posts i’ve read lately (The Needle and the Damage Done: Rant and SO MUCH YARN, SO LITTLE TIME! and Grumperina) make me think that next year, we should target the publishers . . .