experimenting with ads...

I am experimenting with ads, so if you see some funkiness going on in the next day or so, that is why. I've been toying with the idea for a while, but am not married to it, so if you have strong objections, feel free to email me - homemadebyjill@gmail.com. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Meanwhile ... I need exactly 100 visitors to reach my 150,000 mark. Woo! Someone suggested I do a giveaway to mark the occasion, and that sounds like a grand idea to me. I haven't decided what to give away yet, but keep your eyes peeled within the next week for a giveaway post.

UPDATE: Hey guys, I hit the 150,000 mark late Wednesday afternoon ... just slow to update! :) Thanks to everyone who comes back to visit. There are like a billion cooler blogs out there, so it makes me feel special that you're willing to spend a minute or two at mine.

26 comments:

Brittany Iverson said...

Oh, I would love to win something you have made! That is amazing to have 150,000 hits. It's gotta feel great!

hopeful #1 said...

Ditto! I would love to potentially win something that you've made!!!

Here's to helping you reach that goal!

:)

Mardis Family said...

If the giveaway is something made by you. that's enough incentive for me to visit your site, and encourage my friends to do so, as well!

Jodie said...

Hi Jill, I am not entering just keen to see how the ad thing works out- keep us posted. I don't see any at the moment.

Trina said...

Wow and here I was thinking my 8,000 was pretty good! LOL Oh course I think you have been blogging alot longer too :)

Can't wait for the giveaway!

Aunt Mary said...

Congratulations on the upcoming milestone! You are a very creative woman with many great ideas. I am going to become a first time grandmother in March and am so excited to see all the things you are making for your wee one. I plan to make stroller pads that can be tossed in the wash, a tag blanket, and may even try my hand at some booties. I made some "baby legs" leggings in both blue and pink because we don't have a gender yet. Congrat's again.

Erin said...

Congrats!

Angie Maynes said...

How exciting! I love a good give away (especially if I win. lol.). Can't wait to see the prize.

lifeinredshoes said...

Just saw the Moses basket...she IS amazing.

Hippie Family... said...

ohh we love giveaways! We are trying to do one our selves right now with made in the usa organic cleaning supplies but I am not getting the people that you do for sure!!
good luck and stop in :)
Tricia

zoososilly.blogspot.com

Lori Beth said...

Just a thought...I have you on my bloglines list, so I get to read all of your posts, but only come to your site if I want to comment. If you change your settings (site feed) it will force people to actually open your site thereby increasing your numbers. BTW I love your blog!!

Sara said...

can't wait!

Dawnell said...

I say give the ads a try. Why not. I don't see any yet, but I promise if I find them distracting or overwhelming I will tell you. :-)

Jill said...

dawnell ...

The ads are up (just above my header), but if you can't see them, you probably have ad-blocker on your computer. I can see the ad at work, but not at home (where Jared sets up mucho-security measures on the comp.)

mau said...

WOW...you have a great deal of followers, including me that comes everyday for some new stuff. Would love to win something from you...Good luck and keep posting..we all love it.

Annie said...

Jill, I love your blog, but... I'm sorry, but the ads are distracting and sort of cheap.

But congrats on the almost 150,000 viewers!

Emily said...

I just found your blog yesterday. I think I was looking for knitting info. Anyway - love it. And, absolutely do the ads. You're putting in your time for the readers' benefit - I'm certainly not going to complain!

Caitlin said...

Hi Jill, I love your blog. I've already made my sister a committed viewer and I'll try to recruit some more to help you reach the 150,000 mark! I didn't even notice the ad and I don't think it takes away from your blog at all.

claudia said...

And now you only need 80 or so visitors...right? All you have to do is ask and we will be happy to help!
Good luck. That give away sounds fun too!

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kate said...

woo hoo! how exciting. i've been a faithful blog reader of yours for quite some time now, just haven't left any comments yet. i just think you're fabulous. :)

Just Susan said...

Hi Jill,
I follow your blog, too (actually both of them although there's no Bee Bop action lately - love the Bee Boppin'). So happy you are reaching 150,000 and really looking forward to your giveaway. The winner will be really fortunate if it's something 'Homemade by Jill'. ~Susan

Tamber said...

Congrats on all of the hits. I love your blog. I have a couple of your cute things on my projects list. Keep up the great work.

Erin said...

Wow! 150,000 - that's great and insane, huh? I would love anything that you make. You are the reason I started my blog!

Anonymous said...

Do the ad thing! I had been wondering why you hadn't. I'll gladly even click on them! Might as well get something out of them.

Rebeckah said...

Your blog is SO cool! Definitely one of my favorites! Congratulations on getting so many visitors each day!