Saturday, January 12, 2019

IT’S BLOGIVERSARY TIME ~ I began this journey 9 years ago

9 candles with words

It’s been 9 years now since I began this blogging journey.  WOW!  It’s sure been wonderful.
 
I’m a better genealogist because of my blog.  When you are putting something out there for all to see, you realize it better be correct.  As I write about each ancestor I see where the holes are in my research.  I take the time to go back and find missing sources and that will often lead to more records.
 
I’ve made many wonderful friends along the way.  Bloggers are a generous group and we all enjoy helping one another and welcoming new bloggers to the fold.

Each year I have all my blog posts printed into a book or books.  I use Blog2Print and they make it super easy to do.  My current book is in the printing process right now, so here’s a display of my books so far.

The first 3 years I didn’t write much so that white soft cover book on the left covers 2010, 2011 and 2012.
 
Blog books displayed

I’ve written 515 posts so far and have had well over 1000 comments left by readers.  Blogger stops counting at 1000.  I have responded to each and every comment.

What does the future hold for my blog?  I hope I continue to write posts that people enjoy reading and that I continue to get feedback and make connections with family.

Here’s to a really productive 2019!

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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10 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Diane, on your 9th blogiversary. It was fun meeting you last year at Jamboree. Best wishes for many more years.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I was glad to finally meet you too. I hope you'll be at Jamboree again this year for their 50th anniversary. I'm already signed up.

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  2. Congratulations on your blogiversary . . . and your observation about blogging making you a better genealogist is absolutely correct! Looking forward to following along as you blog about family history in 2019.

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    1. Thanks Marian....now, what to write about today :)

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    1. Jana - you're Friday Finds really helped my blog get off the ground and out to more readers. I'll always be grateful to you for that. ♥

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  4. BLOVIVERSARY or BLOgIVERSARY ?

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  5. Happy Blogiversary, Michigan Girl! Make the 10th even better!

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    1. I hope I'll be writing more this year Cathy. Thanks for all your support.

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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.