Saturday, September 2, 2017

My 7th Blog Anniversary!




In September 2010 I talked to my daughter about my genealogy and I wondered how I could get my research and findings out to family members. I wanted to contact family members that I knew and those that I had never met. My daughter suggested writing a blog. She explained how a blog works and helped me to set up this blog. 

On 3 September 2010 my first post went out and I waited to see where it would lead.

I've made cosmetic changes over the years, trying many things to make it look inviting. I added Tabs with basic information about my family branches & research tips. I have spent many happy hours writing, posting, finding attractive graphics, and rearranging the layout. 

The good news is: I have made several good blogging buddies. I have found cousins I never would have known without this blog. My family has become more interested in our past and the people in it. People have left me kind & helpful comments. I have been motivated to learn more & to share more.

There are many blogs with more followers & more visitors than mine, and I'd be insincere if I said I wouldn't like higher numbers, but I am proud of how much I have learned and happy with my blogging experiences. 

Grab a cupcake & celebrate with me: 7 years & more to come!






15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on seven wonderful years, Colleen. I think you have a wonderful blog. And here's to seven more years!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words & happy wishes, Nancy.

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  2. Colleen, Congratulations on #7. That's a lot of years in the blog world. I hope you enjoy many more years of sharing your stories.

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    1. Linda, thanks for stopping by. I do hope to continue researching & sharing my discoveries as long as I have wonderful people like you stopping by to read.

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  3. Dear Colleen, Congratulations on your blogiversary and it's a pleasure to be following along on your genealogical journey! Looking forward to reading your blog for many years to come.

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    1. Marian, one of the best things about blogging is making blogging buddies like you who are supportive and fun. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Snap, Colleen, I too have just marked my 7th bligiversary. Congratulations on lasting this long and giving us such interesting posts to read.

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    1. You are very kind, ScotSue. It is great to be a part of a blogging community where we motivate, teach and support each other. Have a cupcake!

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  5. I always get good ideas from your blog. Usually I walk away wondering why I didn't think to do that. Happy Blogiversary and here's to the next 7!

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    1. Wendy, thanks for the good wishes & kind words. You were by very first blogging buddy & our interchange of ideas and encouragement has motivated me many times over the years. I hope we can meet face to face again at another convention.

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  6. Happy blogiversary, Colleen and congratulations on completing another successful year. I look forward to your posts in year 8.

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    1. Dara, you are very sweet. Thanks for those kind words. Wish I could pass you a cupcake.

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    1. Amberly, thanks for stopping by & your kind comment. It is always good to hear from thegenealogygirl!

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  8. Colleen'
    Congratulations and Happy Belated Blogiversary!!

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