Saturday, 13 September 2008

Nobody Here but us Knitters

My visitor stats have taken a shocking plummet. When I started adding jigsaws to the blog, a feature that I hadn't noticed caused my blog address to appear all over the Jigzone site, and in a day my visitor figures leapt to a thousand. I nearly fainted: in fact, I nearly took the blog down. 

After I'd calmed down a bit and got used to the crowds, checking my stats meant trying to find the knitters in amongst the haystack of puzzlers - not that I having anything against the puzzlers: some of them left very nice comments and I quite enjoy doing a puzzle myself from time to time. 

This week Jean told me that the link from Jigzone to my blog had been replaced - she noticed this while doing an early morning puzzle - and puzzlers are now directed to an advertisment for a writer. I hurriedly checked my stats and it's true - we're alone here again. Can you tell how quiet it is?

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Coincidentally I have got round to adding a new jigsaw: it's here and at the top of the others in the sidebar, the little black and white striped hat. The stripes and the joins in the floorboards make it quite satisfying, I found.

13 comments:

Betsy said...

I found you through jigzone, but have kept reading because I'm also a knitter. I enjoy your blog - keep on posting!

Knitting Linguist said...

Yay! A new jigsaw :) I always have fun doing those. Too funny about the way that the link has changed your stats, though.

granny purple said...

It seems so long since the kauni puzzle, I can't remember what came first--you or jigzone! However, I think you're to blame for my jigzone habit...

jetlady726 said...

I found you through Jigzone, also. As a knitter, I check in pretty often. I checked out the author and I MUCH prefer this site. Too bad they changed their link.

Anyway, I would love to know how you did the little umbilical knot at the top of the cap.

Raveller said...

My God! I just caught on to this puzzle thing. I'm a goner!

Kathy said...

I also found you through Jigzone and have stayed around because I'm also a knitter. Your work is exquisite - and inspiring. Thank you all the way from Florida.

Nellie said...

Hi Hellen, as you know I too found you through jig zone..dont worry about the visitor stats..your faithful followers will alays find you..
Has the little package arrived yet?
all the best..Nellie

Joan said...

Still here, still entertained!

Spinningfishwife said...

Well, though I came here as a knitter I've adopted the jigsaw habit too,so I've nominated you for an "I love your blog" award.

Chris said...

I found your wonderful site through jigzone also. I have knitted in the past, but have not taken on anything quite as wonderful as the projects you do. I love the quirky youtube posts also! I visit you several times a week -- keep it up! Best wishes from North Carolina!

Anonymous said...

I found you through jigzone, but love to knit, so here I am. I also noticed the new jigzone link away from you. Sigh. But at least I've found you! Keep up the beautiful knitting and writing. Debbie

Dio said...

I found this place through Jigzone a few months back. I was really happy as I was a knitaholic when I lived in England (Holmfirth - home of Rowan Yarns and the best silk and mohair I have ever used) but lost the inclination when I moved to Canada. Maybe it's time to pick it up again (c:

knittingwoman said...

I also first came here through jigzone but stayed for the knitting:) I went into puzzle withdrawal when you didn't add new ones for a long time. Then I figured how to make my own jigzone knitting puzzles but yours are still my favorite ones:)