It’s Easter and our 2 Year Blogaversary!
Two years ago, some said we were two crazy chicks with a cracked up idea to make a difference. Perhaps they were astute in their observations, but we paid no heed as we embarked on an amazing and rewarding ride – Knitting Rays of Hope. We knew what we wanted to accomplish- to spread hope and awareness- but there were many steep learning curves and obstacles for us. There have been days of disappointment and frustration just as there have been days of the rewarding feeling when you make a difference and see the impact you had; there have been many tears over shared stories or learning who earned angel wings far too early. We started as a small local group and are now receiving hats from all over the country, from young girls scouts to those still young at heart. Our blog’s viewer base has grown from and average of 23 in 2012 to 249 in 2014. We are on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Some of our deliveries were even shipped overseas! I spout out all these stats to you, first because stats excite me (yeah- I am a bit nerdy), but mainly because your support absolutely amazes me. Vanessa and I really had no clue that we would be able to sustain the deliveries monthly; never in our wildest dreams would we have thought we could have spread hope to over 1,650 patients and families! This is possible because of you— the engaging community that cares enough to put love into action!
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Our First Post:
Minion- Free Hat Pattern on 8/4/13 (with the most views)
Mike and Sully on 5/21/13 (in 2nd place)
Our Top Pages:
We have over 520 comments with an average of 15 comments per month. We are very appreciative of all your comments, questions and support! Thank you for taking the time to comment and become part of our community! We have made many friends online and thoroughly enjoy reading your comments, stories and inspirations!
We are grateful for each and every one of you in our community – whether you create hats, donate yarn or money, spread awareness, share our stories, like our posts, assist with the logistics, or just be our cheerleader. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
~Pali & Vanessa