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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!

black and white circle stamped "f" buttonfour-leaf clover shape baby blue button with white "f" logofacebook "f" logo sketched in pen on a notebook pagebaby blue circle "f" button with white stitchinglight grey square w/ rounded edges and black "f" logo button

 

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Yay!

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!

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Giveaway!

Hi, crafters!

I think it’s about time for that hallowed blog ritual…the giveaway!

Take the survey by July 31st and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Michaels gift card!

(Don’t worry, if you’ve already taken it, you’re in.)

And if you help spread the word, I’ll enter you twice. Leave a comment with a link to your post or Twitter, and you’ll double your chances of going on a little shopping spree.

Just a little thank you for helping out the Craft Book Project!

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Day 5

Thanks to Rachel at One Pretty Thing for tweeting about us! We’re up to 30 responses…high five to all you crafty bloggers!

I dug up this Twitter tutorial. Check out the sewing/bird-themed slideshow! Now that I’m looking for it, the diy look, the aesthetic, is everywhere. I wonder: is this because so many crafty people use Twitter? Is it just the trend (see Anthropologie‘s store decor)? Are new media–Twitter, Facebook, Ning, and all the rest–somehow inspiring or inspired by making stuff in real life?

What do you think?