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…to Ruth C., who won the Michaels gift card! Woohoo!

And a huge THANK YOU to all you (all 477 of you!) craft bloggers who took the survey! You guys ROCK!

Check back here in a week or so for results! I’ll announce it on Twitter and Facebook, too, if case you’re following.


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Last day for the giveaway!

It’s July 31st! Know what that means?! Tomorrow…the giveaway will be given! Take the survey, tell your crafty pals, and get a chance to win a $100 Michaels gift card by MIDNIGHT (EDT) TONIGHT!

Ok, that’s enough of that. I wish I could give you ALL gift cards for taking the survey–you guys are the best! Can’t wait to share the results.

one state, MANY bloggers

Believe it or not, I’m headed out on a trip to Guatemala with my friend Katie at Cooperative for Education. So, I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from tweeting and blogging for the next week.

And when I get back…data! Data! Data! Get psyched! Find out how many craft bloggers live in Texas! And other fun facts.

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Day 33: Où est le café?

I’ve been running this survey for just over a month now, and it’s been a lot of emailing, posting, and blog-reading. I am not complaining, I’m just drinking a lot of the black stuff!

A few things I’ve noticed…

  • There are a lot of blogs out there. I’d heard guesstimates of 4,000 craft blogs; I believe it.
  • I find bloggers mainly through tutorials (on One Pretty Thing, on Craftgawker, on linky parties) and guest posts on other blogs.
  • Blog directories still exist! And they’re awesome for researchers!
  • The internet is a magical place where you can make friends with lots of people you might never otherwise run into in person.
  • Where do you all get the cute Facebook and RSS buttons?

Back to the blog hunt. Thanks again for filling out the survey, all you wonderful crafty folks.

And only 4 more days to enter the giveaway!

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Response 100 just arrived! It’s like the flood gates have been opened…I love checking in on the website and watching that number go up! Thanks so much to everyone who has posted, tweeted, and taken the survey. You guys are great!

It’s a scorcher again up here in NH. I’m headed to the air-conditioned library to cool off. In the meantime, here’s a classic DIY video for you all…

Put a bird on it!