Weavin’ Wicker Woman Blog 8th Anniversary

Well, today is a big celebration day for me and this website and blog–it’s the EIGHTH YEAR anniversary of the Weavin’ Wicker Woman Blog! Can you believe it?

I added the dynamic blog section to the website in 2004 to be able to post on current topics and keep readers in touch with activities of my business including classes, my antler basket creations and other weaving events.

That’s longer than some people are married and double the age of my granddaughter and as blogs go, a real dinosaur!

How many other blogs do you follow that have been around so long? And who “woudda thunk” I’d come up with enough chair caning, basketry, antique wicker and fiber arts stuff to talk about for that long?


Blogger.com vs WordPress.org

As some of you old timers remember, I was on the free Blogger.com for many, many years and only made the switch over here to my website and the WordPress.org paid format a couple years ago.

antique wicker furniture

I must admit that Blogger.com has a much better social and community atmosphere and linking abilities to other blogs to keep us all connected. But having the blog right here on my website makes for easy writing and also tends to keep viewers on my site.

of swamp and bog exhibit
“Of Swamp and Bog” Exhibit

Early chair caning blog posts

Just got a kick out of reading some of the old posts from 2004-2006 and my, but how things have changed! Hardly used any pictures way back then, or maybe they got lost in the migration from Blogger.com to WordPress.

chair caning North House Folk School

And we had the Lab puppies back then and I was sending out a monthly newsletter so, there was much more to talk about and tell you about the happenings around here on the place.

Olivia Elton Barratt & Cathryn Peters, Somerset UK 2006

Blogging changes over the years

I’m really envious of the new bloggers who have all the fancy bells and whistles at their disposal and need to know nothing about hard coding a website!

They don’t know about any of the difficulties we old bloggers had to put up with in the “olden” days.

The new bloggers are able to put up beautiful blogs with photos, ads, subscribe boxes, and tabs for just about every conceivable topic you want, without ever having to worry about them not turning out as planned.

Open Water Exhibit Lyric Center MN 5-2012
Open Water Exhibit Lyric Center MN 5-2012

Thanks to Weavin’ Wicker Woman Blog Subscribers

It’s been a phenomenal ride for me and I feel very fortunate to have shared what I know about these topics so near and dear to my heart, and appreciative that there are those of you that actually want to hear what I have to say!

Remember to Subscribe to this blog either by RSS feed or email so you don’t miss any of the posts (Subscribe box is at the upper right in the sidebar).

Then also take advantage of all the rest of the FREE information (how-to articles, FAQs, etc.) throughout this website and my YouTube Video Channel, TheWickerWoman

Well, that’s all for this year’s anniversary post, stay tuned for more and check out the Archives to take a trip down memory lane, too!

Love all my peeps, so let’s connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, too!

wicker braid separator graphic

~~ Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much ~~

Until next time, Happy Weaving!


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4 thoughts on “Weavin’ Wicker Woman Blog 8th Anniversary”

  1. Congratulations Cathryn!!! Yes, you are right! I’m not following any other blogs that have been around longer than yours! I must be one of those “newbies” who knows not a lick of coding! Well, I do a little bit since I started my website about 8 years ago and had to learn a little of it – enough that I stopped learning more about coding. Drove me crazy! Anyways, congratulations again and I love your blog and thanks for all your “blogging” help!!

    1. Oh you’re welcome Lynne, and I’m a big follower of your blog too. Love all the basket pictures and the “Eric Speaks” posts on Fridays, and of course, Chance’s antics. What a hoot!

  2. Happy Anniversary! I was so delighted many years ago when I started weaving to find such a fabulous resource online at Weavin’ Wicker Woman. Thanks for all the wonderful posts Cathryn.

    1. Thank you so much Shari, it’s been a pleasure “meeting” other bloggers like yourself to help keep us all together and connected. I admire your skills with the rustic furniture making, colorful baskets and your felted items. I’ve been following you everywhere, love your stuff. Thanks for being such a long and loyal subscriber!

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