Saturday, January 1, 2011

With a New Year comes a New Challenge :)

During my usual morning blog hop last week I  came across a post ( this one if you want to go over and read it)  at Heather's House of A La Mode blog that talked about how she loves, loves, loves to get comments but isn't always so good about leaving them.  It could not have rung more true with me!!  I have always tried to respond to comments but have come up shallow on leaving them.  I wouldn't classify myself as a lurker but I could so do better!!!

So I decided to make a goal of it.  So from that day until New Years I decided I was going to leave comments!!  Now, that isn't to say I left a comment on every post I read (I really do read a lot) but I made a point, that whenever I was reading something and thought a "comment" to write it down.  So each time I read and thought "oh, that is so cute" write it down.  Or "Oh, what a great idea" write it down.

And I have to say, I am loving it!!!  It really doesn't take much more time and all, and it really helps to connect you to other quilting bloggers out there!!  So with that, I am extending the Challenge to myself for the year of 2011.  You should be hearing from me on your blogs and if you don't get on my case :)

And I saved a little surprise for last :)  This quilt was selected to be in the January header at Sew We Quilt / Stash Manicure.  I am so excited!!  Pop on over and see the beautiful new header when you get a sec :)

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23 comments:

  1. Congrats on being on the SM header again! And I just love this new pattern of yours - it looks great in the blues, too!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Congrats on getting your quilt in the header at Stash Manicure, it is gorgeous, I love your moda bakeshop version too! I have been trying to leave more comments after reading Heather's post too :)

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  3. Congrats for being included on the banner! Your quilt is really pretty. I love seeing different versions of quilt patterns I like. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Congrats on the banner quilt! I thought I recognized it. :)

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  5. Love your new header, love your quilt at Stash Manicure and I too need to leave more comments thanks for the giving me a clue!

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  6. Congratulations on the header, what a great way to ring in the new year!

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  7. Congrats on your quilt header. I try to comment on each blog I follow.

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  8. I was so happy for you when I saw Stash Manicure this morning! Yea for you!
    You know, I've been thinking this very thing myself, and I'll join you in working harder to comment more!

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  9. I'm the same way! Sometimes I feel like such a lurker, and you've definitely inspired me to comment more often (case in point!) Thanks Melissa, and Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year ! and congratulations on your banner quilt. (ps I love it !)
    I really enjoy your blog, and try to comment when I pass by. I have recently started my own blog, although I am only a beginner quilter...so come on over and leave the very first comment !!

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  11. Congratulations on another great quilt being showcased over at SM!

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  12. I love the blue quilt pattern, its eye catching!

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  13. You have a very classic quilt. Simplicity, but stylish. A design that would be flexable in different color pallettes and fabric lines. I love those kind of quilts. I think you will grow with your new goal. I not only try to comment on the blogs I follow, but I tend to browse the blogs each follows - great reading with the morning coffee. Inspires me for the day.

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  14. Congratulations on sharing a spot on the 'Sew We Quilt' January banner. It truly is an honor!

    Isn't that the truth.....everyone loves to get comments. I find I'm blog hopping and say I'll go back a comment later and later never happens. I'm a 6 month blogger and I'm finding it takes a lot of time and thought. I struggle with my posts but it is getting easier and I've found leaving comments often times gets new followers. I, too, am trying to comment more ....it does make smiles:)

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  15. Congratulations. I love that quilt. I'm not usually into piecing, but I'd like to try that one. I know what you mean about commenting. I try to read as many blogs as I can, but because of time constraints I don't often leave comments. I'm going to try to do better this year too.

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  16. Such a beautiful quilt -- I love the blues! Happy New Year!

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  17. Congrats on being a poster girl. I love your blue quilt :-)

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  18. It's a good goal to leave more comments. I'm pretty good about leaving comments. Like you, I leave one when I think I have something to say.

    It is a good way to connect with other bloggers. There are a few people that I've connected with and we email outside of the "blog" world now.

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  19. Heather's post hit home with me too! Congratulations on you quilt making the banner. Very pretty blues!

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  20. I haven't popped over to read Heather's post yet; but I do comment often. I read well over 100 blogs and when I see something or read something I like; I comment. I don't comment on every new quilt I see; but I do comment on things out of the ordinary.

    And I reply to comments on my blog...as long as they are set to accept reply. If they are a no reply blogger...well then they usually don't get a comment back at them.

    Congrats on your quilt on the banner.

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  21. Congrats on having your quilt on the banner! I hopped over from Stash Manicure and am now your 300th follower. You are so talented!

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  22. Hi Melissa, hey, I am your 300th follower ~ congratulations on 300. Just want to congratulate you on your quilt being in the header at SWQ/SM. I love this one!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa