Thursday, June 28, 2018

A NEW MILESTONE ON MY BLOG ~ Thank you to everyone who reads my posts!

This is a day I am proud to share with all of you.
 My blog posts hits have reached the 500,000 mark today!

Thank you to every reader.  Thank you to all the other bloggers and readers who have recommended my blog posts to others.

I’m so proud to be a member of the genealogy blogging community.  When I wrote my first blog post in 2010, I wondered who would ever read what I wrote.  I was hit and miss on posting, with only 22 posts in the first 3 years.

In September of 2013 I got serious and realized if I was going to “do this” then I should post regularly and see what happens.  In the 5 years since then, I have written 455 posts.

Along the way I have met and made wonderful friends in the blogging community.  I have been contacted by cousins who have found my blog as they searched for their family.  It’s been a FANTASTIC experience and a wonderful journey.

I don’t plan on stopping any time soon because new discoveries within my family are being made every day.  With all the DNA testing we have even more chance of making connections.

To anyone out there who has considered writing their own blog, I highly recommend it.  It’s a wonderful way to share family stories and also research tips.
A BIG shoutout to my fellow bloggers/friends.  Too numerous to mention, you know who you are.

Call me “smiling in Ramona.”

Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2010-2018 Diane Gould Hall


  1. Congrats. This is a great milestone. I haven't looked at my blogging stats, so now I'm curious.

    1. Thanks Devon. I've always looked at my stats. It's how I can determine if what I'm writing is of interest to the readers. If they aren't reading, then I better change what I'm writing. :) :)


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