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Celebrating… 1,000 Blog Posts!

Early in December, I could see that my 1,000th blog post was on the horizon. Having my 1,000th blog post happen on Christmas Day feels rather fitting. This blog has connected me to a wonderful, caring, generous, thoughtful, and active community of amazing people and has been a huge gift to me! Thank YOU so much for being a part of my online quilting circle.

I hope that you all know how much it means to me that you are part of this journey and process with me. Receiving comments and exchanging emails back and forth with you are often a highlight of my days. Comments like this one that Joanne from Everyone Deserves a Quilt left about the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along:

“This QAL rocks!” (All the heart eyes!!!!) It really makes me so thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you! It is my pleasure!

Brenda from The Quilt Journey sums up a lot of my feelings about the quilting community in her comment on a Quilting Community post:

Thank YOU, Brenda, for all the time you have taken to read my blog and leave such thoughtful, caring, and insightful comments.

And sometimes friends can leave you a comment or drop a note that that has a way of uplifting you. Thank you Stephanie. Without our blogs, I would not have your friendship and I am so grateful for you.

I wasn’t sure how to celebrate a milestone like this, so I have a few ways I’d like to break it down. If you’ve been around here long, it probably won’t surprise you that one of my first inclinations was to look at the numbers.

My blog will officially have it’s 4th birthday in early January. So if I say that I created 1,000 blog posts in 4 years (4*365=1460 days), that means I posted just a little under 5 blogs posts a week for 4 years!

The top 5 most popular posts and pages on Quilting Jetgirl are:

  1. How to Modify Your Ironing Board into a Rectangular (Quilter’s) Ironing Board
  2. Tips for Squaring a Quilt
  3. Tutorials
  4. Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along
  5. Wayward Transparency Quilt Along

I have learned a lot, and one of the things that surprised me the most about having a quilting blog is the importance of photography. Learning to take better photographs has been a big part of the “behind the scenes” for me, and while every quilt doesn’t get a stunning outdoor photo shoot, I really enjoy the challenge of outdoor quilt photography.

Also, I acknowledge that I have a very supportive and helpful husband. In the photos above, he is holding up Sunburst and Beacon, and he took many of the other photographs while I held up quilts.

Thank YOU so much for being a part of my online quilting circle and making it to the end of my 1,000th blog post! To celebrate, I am running a 20% off sale on my entire Quilting Jetigrl Etsy store through January 1st, 2018.

I appreciate you all and the inspiration you bring me. If you think there is someone else who might enjoy this blog, please pass this post along to them.

37 thoughts on “Celebrating… 1,000 Blog Posts!

  1. princessrr says:

    You are one of the generous and leading blogger(?) on the web today. Thank you for sharing this part of your life.

  2. Cindy says:

    Congrats on your 1000th post! Merry Christmas!

  3. Libby in TN says:

    A milestone well worth celebrating! Best wishes for 2018 and another 1,000 (but not all next year).

  4. Congratulations, Yvonne, on your 1000th post! I have always enjoyed your posts and the clarity of your writing. Joining in the Wayward Transparency QAL is the first I’ve made of your patterns, and I have enjoyed it. Your patterns are so well done. I have to say that my two favorites of your quilts are Oh Happy Day and Sunburst. (I just realized that I have a song that comes in my head each time I now see Oh Happy Day.) Anyway, thank you for your commitment to the quilting community. I totally agree with all the comments you highlighted in your post. I hope you and your husband have a lovely Christmas, and here’s to a much more peaceful 2018!

  5. kaholly says:

    Merry Christmas, Yvonne, and congratulations on your 1000th post! What an accomplishment! My life was blessed when I discovered your blog! I look forward to spending another year being inspired by you!

  6. Kathlee McCormick says:

    Congratulations on your 1000th post! It has been a joy to get to know you through the blogosphere and to have your superb guidance. Peace and Joy to you and yours during this season.

  7. You sure do a lot of writing and posting! Wow! I will have been blogging for nine years, come January, but reasons for blogging then were different than they are now. Back then it was a means to share oneself – one’s life. Though now the focus is mostly on quilting, and that’s a good thing, I also enjoy getting to know the person behind a blog… even if they’re having a bad day or going through a difficult time. Blogging about my breast cancer helped me a lot! Blogs like yours are sure fun though, and I too add my thanks for your Wayward Transparency QAL. I got to make a quilt – or in my case, five small quilts – that taught me more about transparency. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  8. Kathy E. says:

    You are a blogging queen, for sure, Yvonne! Writing almost 5 posts a week for 4 years is awesome and your content is always, always worth reading and taking note. Congratulations to you and may you be blessed to continue to offer your readers many, many more creative posts!

  9. slmrn1 says:

    Congrats on 1000. You are a blogger I never miss. The content in your posts are always read-worthy. I look forward to spending the next year with you.

  10. Yvonne, you give so much, with tutorials, QAL, patterns, suggestions, and then to the community far and wide. Your values, loyalty, family love , the support to Michael ,all show us your strengths and your creativity shines through always . Each of us is indeed so fortunate to have met you, as blog friendships reach out across land and water. I hope for you both 2018 will be a peaceful year with good health and happiness. 1000, a huge milestone to be celebrated with numbers and on this day. A joyous Christmas to you both.

  11. Tac says:

    I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing so much.

  12. Wow, 1000 posts!! I always love reading your blog and thank you for being so faithful in posting.

  13. Elizabeth E. says:

    Merry Christmas and Congratulations!
    You inspired me to go and look up the number of my blog posts–872. I was publishing at your rate earlier, but decided to cut it down (worried about audience annoyance, among other things) so my publishing pace has slowed. That makes yours all the more remarkable that you’ve been able to hit 1000. Super job–and always fun to read your posts. Thanks for a thousand lovely posts– Elizabeth

  14. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congratulations on your 1000th post. I look forward to each and every post and greatly admire the quality and thoughtfully presented topics. I am in awe of the number of quilts you design and make and the different venues you seek to display them. You are dedicated to giving back through various groups and share information about each opportunity so that the rest of us can participate when we can. I hope to read many more blog posts from you in the coming year. Thank you for the inspiration.

  15. Laurel says:

    Congratulations on 1,000 blog posts! I for one, am certainly looking forward to the next 1,000! 🙂

  16. aquilterstable says:

    Yay for your milestone! You do so much to inspire and encourage our quilting community!

  17. You are amazing! Congratulations on this milestone. You also inspired me to look at mine – 1,005! Crazy! We are definitely meant to be friends. 🙂

  18. Kathy Cummings says:

    I just SO appreciate all that you do and share with us!! Your talent and generosity are boundless, Yvonne!!
    Thank you!!!

  19. Izzy says:

    Congrats on reaching this milestone! And you did it so quickly – I admire your discipline. Thank you so much for all that you share on this blog and all that you do for the quilting community.

  20. Kate says:

    Congrats on reaching 1000 blog posts. That’s a lot of posting in four years and a lot of pre-work to get each post ready to go. But it’s obvious your blog is a labor of love, which makes visiting it so fun. Looking forward to checking out what you share in your next 1000 posts. (That sounds rather daunting doesn’t it?)

  21. somethingrosemade14 says:

    Congratulations on your 1000th post. You have been an inspiration to me and I am thankful for having discovered your blog, because if I had not, I would not be blogging today. You are an important part of Blogging with the time and energy you have devoted to quilt designing, tutorials and helping others being better quilters, bloggers, etc. I wish you continued success next year with lots of good health and happiness for you and your husband. (BTW, his birthday is the same day as my youngest son).

  22. That’s such a HUGE milestone, Yvonne! And how fun that it happened on Christmas : ) Congratulations, and thank you for your consistent, encouraging, educational content and support for others in our amazing quilting community.

  23. Tish says:

    Congrats on your 1000th post milestone! I can’t imagine the online quilting community without Quilting Jetgirl. Without everything you’ve done, tutorials and advice and leading the New Bloggers, I probably wouldn’t have stuck around in quilt blog land as long as I have. I’ve learned so much from you. So a huge thank you, for being there for the online quilting community and encouraging us. We look forward to a 1000 more posts 🙂

  24. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; Congratulations on 1000 Blog Posts! I have to agree with each and every comment that has been written above mine, they all say what a magnificent person you are and what a fabulous leader you are in our quilting world, plus one of the key contents of your blog that I enjoy so much is the way in which you have opened my eyes to the Modern Quilt! Without your blog, with your honesty and patience at answering my questions and then making sure in another post to include further information to make my interest bloom even more, you had me hooked! You have also helped and led the Modern Quilters in a variety of paths that has began an understanding and opening of eyes even further for so many. I look forward to your next 1000 posts and for each one of your successful leaps in this world of Quilters! You are a Winner and a great friend! Merry Christmas Yvonne and Michael even if I am a day late!

  25. I share your gratitude of the online community. You have always been a favorite of mine. Your kind and caring manner and wonderful quilts brighten our days! Thank you!

  26. 1000 posts is a remarkable achievement. Especially when I consider the depth of your posts and the contributions you make to our on-line community. Congratulations!!!

  27. Congratulations Yvonne. So glad I found you at the start of my quilty blogging. You are so generous in your goals for the community. Thank you for the new bloggers blog hop, I hope you gain a lot of pleasure from seeing many bloggers you’ve nurtured getting established and finding their voice in this great world wide community.

  28. Congrats on how far you’ve come, woo hoo! Always such a joy and such awe come when we reflect on the richness our blogs have added to our lives, no? Keep on shining your light in QBL for the next 1000 posts!

  29. Cheryl says:

    Congrats on such an amazing milestone!!

  30. SarahZ says:

    Congratulations Yvonne! Yours are always most welcome posts in my reading list!

  31. thedarlingdogwood says:

    What a fabulous milestone, Yvonne! Your energy for the quilting community always astounds me and gives me something to aspire to. Thanks for all that you do and for being you!

  32. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    Wow! I love your statistics. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish now.

  33. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Yvonne. You have always been one of my favourites….and you have encouraged me so much in my own journey.

  34. fi hocking says:

    Yvonne huge congratulations on 1,000 blog posts! You are an inspiration to so many of us out in the quilting community, your honesty, creativity & engagement with the online community is such a wonderful gift of yourself. I hope this coming year will be filled with more exciting creative adventures, special times for yourself & Michael & some special time just for you. I am so glad I have found you among the interwebs! Happy New Year for 2018

  35. What a milestone! Yvonne, you are the heartbeat of the quilting community!

  36. Congratulations!! I enjoy following you and your quilting adventures.

  37. Mary O. says:

    Congratulations! I remember when you wrote about your Sunburst quilt making the cover of the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine and how excited you were…then, I saw your Sunburst quilt in real life at the Houston Quilt Festival 2016. It was stunning to see it in person. Thank you for sharing your life with us through your blog.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)