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!






17 comments:

Nancy said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks for the kind words & happy wishes, Nancy.

Linda Stufflebean said...

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.

Marian B. Wood said...

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.

ScotSue said...

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

Wendy said...

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!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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.

Dara said...

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

Amberly said...

Congratulations Colleen!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Charlie Purvis said...

Colleen'
Congratulations and Happy Belated Blogiversary!!

Joan Bos said...

A bit late, but wow, 7 years! Good job.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Thanks, Joan! It is never too late for good wishes. Glad you came by.