Sunday, January 23, 2011


Today is the fourth anniversary of West in New England! Somedays
it's hard to believe it's only been four years, and other days it feels like
I've been doing this for longer than that.

As I wrote last year, I got off to a bit of a flying stop in my blogging:

"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."

Luckily I kept at it thanks to the comments and encouragement I
received from a whole bunch of folks over the years. I want to
thank all of you who have taken the time to comment and
especially those who voted for West in New England in the
FamilyTree Top 40 Genealogy Blog poll these past two years.

I'm still having fun writing about what I find researching my family
history, and I hope you all enjoy reading about it as much as I
the writing!


Cheryl Palmer said...

Happy fourth Blogiversary to you Bill! That is awesome! Looking forward to many more!

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Becky said...

Congratulations, Bill, on reaching your fourth year!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Happy happy blogiversary to one of my favorite genealogy bloggers (can I have favorites? I guess personally I can!)

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Happy Blogiversary Bill ... looking forward to many many more wonderful posts.

Kristin said...

wow! four years! keep up the good work. you know now that you can get them to send you a new password, right?

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Happy blogiversary to you! I enjoy your blog immensely. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Michelle Goodrum said...

Happy fourth Blogiversary! Wow you are old. My first Blogiversary is tomorrow.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on 4 years. Coming from just over a year, that seems like a milestone. Here's to many more years.

Leah Kleylein said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary!!!

Brenda said...

Bill, congratulations on four productive and interesting years of blogging. Wishing you many more!

Miriam said...

Happy Blogiversary, Bill...and many mooooore! :-)

Bill West said...

Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

Jasia said...

Happy 4th blogiversary Bill! I always enjoy your posts. Looking forward to the next 4years!

Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...

I'm late to the party, Bill, but not too late to wish you a Happy Blogiversary! May you have many more to come!

Greta Koehl said...

Happy Blogoversary - here's to the next four years! (Psst - my verification word is psaltyn - is that what you eat while you're reading the psalter or playing the psaltery?)

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