In January 2010, I wondered
“would anyone would read what I wrote?”
You never know unless you try. So, I began. Tentatively, and with only a small hope that anyone would read my posts. Here is my very first post Blogging about family research - Day 1
Some years I've been more productive in terms of posts and others, not as much. But, I’ve managed to publish 660 posts. I’ve received 2,188 comments on those posts and have replied to every one.
Cousin connections have been made and furthered my research and theirs.
The support of our blogging community has been a huge part of my success. Shout outs to the following bloggers for promoting my posts in their “Best of” series.
Randy Seaver of Geneamusings (by far my top supporter and a very big thank you)
Jana Iverson Last in Jana’s Genealogy and Family History (I miss your Friday Finds posts)
Gail Deaver in Genealogy á la carte
Jo Henn in Climbing my Family Tree
Miriam Robins in AnceStories
Julie Cahill Tarr in Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub
Let’s look at what posts have been my ALL TIME most read.
Here are the TOP 10 and how many “hits” they’ve had
DIGITAL FOLDER ORGANIZING & NAMING MADE EASY-Updated 3 Apr 2019 – 47,947
ADDING SIBLING LINKS TO FINDAGRAVE – 32,937
TUESDAY’S TIP–How to Determine Which War Your Ancestor May Have Participated In – 6,954
PHOTO DUPLICATION REQUESTS ON FAMILY SEARCH – PLUS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LEGACY AND EVERNOTE – 6,925 (NOTE – this service has been discontinue)
MICHIGAN DEATH RECORDS ONLINE–Where can you find them? – 8,421
INTERMENT RIGHTS for Ancestor’s burial plots ~ How to gain ownership – 6,254
MY TRIP TO SCOTLAND–WHAT I DID RIGHT AND WHAT I DID WRONG – 5,975
HOW I AM KEEPING TRACK OF DNA CORRESPONDENCE–Update from last November’s post – 4,491
A CHECK BOX ON ANCESTRY and HOW I FINALLY LOCATED THE 1870 CENSUS FOR MY 3rd GREAT GRANDPARENTS – 3,785
ANCESTOR WALL OF PHOTOS ~ It’s finished–Here’s how I did it – 3,593
THANK YOU to all the readers who have made this journey possible. I’m not done yet. Here’s to more discoveries and more connections.
Disclaimer – I do realize that some of the stats on all of our blogs reflect “hits” from people who are not necessarily readers, but trollers etc. Since we cannot distinguish those in our total numbers….as they say, it is what it is.
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I began following your blog when you posted your system for Digital Folder Organizing on a facebook page. I copied, pasted and printed your method and went to work trying it out. Of course I had to tweak it to my way of finding items easy for me, but I really appreciate that after years of doing genealogy research I now have a digital system that works for me. I learned how to organize family file folder's before the computer days so it is nice to finally have an organized digital filing system. I have really enjoy your blog. It is so easy to read and the design is eye catching.ReplyDelete
What a nice comment. Thank you so much. I've always hoped that what I post is informative, educational and a little entertaining.Delete
Congratulations on your huge milestone! :)ReplyDelete
1,000,000 hits is a LOT of hits. Congratulations on the milestone achievement.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda. I still find it hard to believe :)Delete