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Monday, January 23, 2012

BLOGIVERSARY: NOW WE ARE FIVE

Wow, I can't believe it has been five years since I began this blog. Of course,
I need to do my now traditional annual disclosure about why this was my
second geneablog:

"Yes, now it can be told. My first geneablog was a failure. I was new
to this whole idea and started out enthusiastically and wrote
five posts within a few days for my blog which I'd named
West of New England. But when I went to add a new post a day
or so later, I discovered I couldn't recall the password for the blog.
After about a half an hour I gave up and just recreated the blog.
I'd saved what I'd written so I created a new blogger account
and started a new geneablog, West in New England. And that's why
the first five posts are all dated Jan 23,2007."

And that's also how I learned the first rule of blogging, "Don't forget
your password!"

Seriously, I'm glad I stuck with it. Through this blog I've come in contact
with cousins I might otherwise have never known about. It's also been
the means by which I discovered the online genealogy community, a
bunch of great people with whom I can share my passion for history and
genealogy. My life is better for that.

I hope I've entertained and informed my readers over these past five years,
and I thank you all for your support and encouragement.

I'm still having fun with blogging and genealogy, so I think I'll shoot for
another five years!

24 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Happy Blogiversary Bill! Here's to many more!

Apple said...

Happy Blogiversary Bill!

Wendy L. Callahan said...

Happy Blogiversary Bill!

Heather Rojo said...

Happy Blogoversary, Bill, and I'm looking forward to many more years of "West in New England"!

Midge Frazel said...

Now that you are 5, you don't have to sit at the kids table anymore! We are glad you kept writing...

Celia said...

Keep on keeping on, Bill. And I laughed at Midge's comment that you don't need to sit at the kids' table anymore. Congratulations!

Lynn Palermo said...

Happy Blogiversary Bill! 5 Years Old!- Your a big boy now!

Diane B said...

Bill, congratulations, that's quite an achievement! and I like the title both ways.

Pat Richley-Erickson said...

COngrats, Bill. Keep up the good work!

Barbara Poole said...

And now you are Five. We all look up to you, like a big brother. Thanks for many interesting posts, and hope for many more.

Kristin said...

Happy blogiversary and I look forward to 5+more years!

Greta Koehl said...

One simple rule, and great results! Here's to five more years of West in New England!

Jenny Lanctot said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary, Bill! Is that like ... 35 in blog years?

Michelle Goodrum said...

Happy fifth blogiversary.

Carol Yates Wilkerson said...

I skidded in here just in time...almost tomorrow in your neck of the woods. Happy Anniversary to you and thanks for all the great blog posts, fun on FB, etc.

Skip Murray said...

Happy Blogversary Bill!

Russ Worthington said...

Bill,

A belated Happy 5th!! Congratulations.

Although we have met in SL, hopefully in 2012 I get to meet you in RL.

All the best,

Russ

Bill West said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words!

Nancy said...

Happy, happy fifth anniversary! Here's to many more wonderful post and years.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Congrats, Bill!!!!

Becky said...

Happy (belated) Blogiversary, Bill.

Dee said...

Congrats to you, Bill!

Sheri Fenley said...

Ahem - mi, mi ,mi

HAPPY 5TH BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY 5TH BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY 5TH BLOGAVERSARY DEAR DAHLING BIIIILLLLLL, HAPPY 5TH BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUUU!

(song while accompanied by a flutaphone just for you!)

Family Curator said...

Congratulations Bill. Keep on blogging!