Tomorrow (Saturday, the 8th) is the ONE YEAR birthday of Better Life Bags... the blog.
Back then, I had NO idea why I started this blog,
other than I wanted to start sharing some crafts,
and have a way to show off all the bags that YOU were designing in my shop!
I had no idea where it would lead.
I thought it would be fun to plot on a map where each Better Life Bag has gone.
(This is since August of 2009 - when my ETSY shop opened).
|Those outside the US include Australia, Malta, and India!|
Here's a close up of the US Map.
|Looks like BLB is most popular in the Midwest, Southern California, and Coastal Georgia|
Of course, I thought it would be fun to look back at all our Kiva loans, too!
We've given 29 loans...
a total of $1,225...
to low income entrepreneurs in these 18 different countries:
12 of you have joined our Better Life Bag Kiva team - where you can loan money of your own to whoever you want!
(I'd love to see more of you join!! Click here to see what it's all about)
I have been incredibly blessed by the people who read my blog.
I LOVE when you email me, comment, and share your pictures.
It really does warm my heart.
Who knew that ONE YEAR later I would have 1,293 Facebook fans,
386 Blog Followers,
624 Email Subscribers,
and 366 RSS Readers.
To celebrate, how about a giveaway?!
This time a $25 Gift Certificate to MY SHOP!
(and I know it's partially closed right now, but you can save it for the Spring Has Sprung campaign in early March!)
All you have to do to enter is:
1. Be sure you "follow" my blog or "like" my Facebook page, then leave a comment (with your email address) telling me what you enjoy most about BLB... the blog and what you'd like to see more of this year!
What an extra entry to improve your chances??
1. Join the BLB Kiva Team, then come back and leave another comment saying you did (or already are)!
Giveaway winner will be announced Monday, January 10th!