Showing posts with label blogoversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogoversary. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2013

Shame On Me For Almost Missing My Own Blogoversary!

I'm 4!! Yes indeed, I started this blog July 12, 2009! Thank goodness that Thomas MacEntee kept track because I sure didn't!

Shame on me for paying so little attention to this blog that has brought me so much joy (well, not really), so many new cousin connections (only 2) and has been such a labor of love (more frustration actually).

Truthfully though (sorta), it has been interesting and fun. This blog has given me a chance to voice my opinions, thoughts and to rant a little. This little blog has been a vehicle to get my ancestors on The Internets and indexed by The Google.

If it wasn't for this blog all my buds on The Twitter would have no idea that I have much more to say than 140 characters can convey. And now that I type that...that may explain the correlation between the much high ratio of Twitter to Blog followers.

Seriously though (really) I do appreciate all that follow, read and comment on my blog posts. Those of you that have helped me try to figure out my crazy grandma (Una/Viola Evingham/Bauderman/Emery/Vanderman) I do value your input and hope to someday (maybe by my 10th blogoversary?) have the rest of the story to tell.

I'm 4!!! Go me!! :)

Monday, July 12, 2010


Now that I have been reminded of this momentous occasion (thanks tweeps) I've had a little bit of time to think about my past year in the blogosphere.

I started out with little (ok, no) planning and little (ok, no) direction of where I wanted to go with this blog. I had been reading several genealogy blogs for a few weeks and was really very interested in the whole concept. I figured if nothing else, I would learn a new technology. With Blogger being free to use, I felt I had nothing to lose and might enjoy myself.

Turns out that I have enjoyed myself tremendously! Had I had any idea of the wonderful group of people I would meet through blogging I would have done this years ago!! Supportive, knowledgeable, funny and simply enjoyable are how I've found my Geneablogger friends to be. I have watched and learned (a little) and aspired to be better because of them.

I have found that there is an informal leadership at work here that is behind the wonderfully successful genealogy blogs. Thomas is the King Pin and fM is the Grand Dame for sure. The energy, style, enthusiasm, grace, tenacity and creativity they exude is never ending. We are all a little bit better because of them. Thank you!

It's been great fun working on my blog, thank heavens for the prompts (I love you Wordless Wednesday) they have gotten me through some dry spells. Seeing that I have comments on my posts makes me feel like I've received a present and I can't wait to open it! Thank you to my visitors for taking the time! A professional redesign may be in the wings waiting to be unveiled. I figure since I made it a whole year with at least one post a week, I can justify polishing the place up a little.

I'm looking forward to my next year of blogging. Thank you to all my Geneablogger friends, you are a great group that I'm proud to be a part of!

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