Sunday 1 October 2023

Good Morning Faithful Followers

 Good morning faithful followers!

It's the end of an era... Country View Crafts has been running a monthly challenge for over 10 years and in that time we had 125 challenges, 1500 posts, 24 DT members, 6000 comments, over 800 blogger followers (more by email or RSS feeds) and a staggering 1.75 million views. A record we can be proud of!

But, over the years, we have seen the popularity of Facebook, Instagram and other social media increase at the detriment of blogs. 

It is difficult to know how many crafters still enjoyed our blog as few people commented on our posts. When we asked our followers to "let us know your thoughts about our posts, challenges, changes you would like to see" in our last challenge post only 4 people replied and we have come to the conclusion that we need to move with the times and jump on the social media bandwagon.

Country View Crafts has a brand new Facebook page where the challenge will be hosted from now on. Once logged in Facebook, joining the group is easy, just click on this link, then the "Join Group" button and reply to the questions shown to prove you are real crafters. 

All the details for entering the challenge, theme, rules, prizes etc.. will be available in the group. The DT will be posting all along the month to give you inspiration, share their makes, talk products etc... and members of the group can post and show off their makes too, as long as they respect the group's rules. 

We are grateful to you for sharing our journey and we hope you will follow us in that new venture and are as excited as we are. Do be gentle with us though as we are still learning how to "Facebook"!

Finally, as CorrieJoMiriam and Monika have left our DT we will be welcoming Cassie Campbell of InkC Retreats fame as well as Brenda Brown who will be returning to the fold.

Onwards and upwards...