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
"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
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!