Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cyber socialising pays dividends

The perks of blogging are by no means limited to the potential for countless devoted readers, endless riches, publishing contracts and film deals

This summer I have been contacted by a number of individuals who have been lurking around here for longer than I could believe, sending me love and happy thoughts in amongst the grey fogs. Turns out my whinging, whining, waiting, wishing and hoping has struck a chord and I’m delighted to say that I met one of my lovely readers for the requisite Mummy latte last week (on her birthday, no less) and chatted of cakes, crochet and Calpol for over an hour. As Anne of Green Gables would say, A kindred spirit indeed.

P1030173Also, while social networking (!) I clicked ‘like’ on an advert for this company and loaded up a picture of my recent knit – Tilly’s vintage dress/top/tunic which I made from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino – and won their weekly competition! A very lucky little blogger won a beautiful pair of Brittany knitting needles (I chose good ol’ reliable 4mm for ease) which arrived, complete with some rather generous vouchers, less than a week later.

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What with the gloriously generous swops I recently participated in, on top of free luxury knitting needles, new friends and hugs sent across the ether… this world wide web may just possibly consist of a little bit more than an awful lot of dirty pictures and offers to expand your manhood. Modern technology, traditional meetings and vintage knitting. Everyone’s a winner.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Ooh, lucky you! The dress is gorgeous.

I met my husband through blogging, as well as several friends, the web is great!