|Every three months I make a book out of my blog posts.|
Notice how the first book had no dates on it?
Back in the beginning I never thought I'd still be blogging two years later!
Last week, genealogy blogger Bill West noted that he had reached his 1,000th blog post at his West In New England, and then a few days later Susan Peterson noted her 500th blog post at her Long Lost Relatives blog. Congratulations to both of them, and to anyone else who has reached this milestone.
I enjoyed reading their reflections on blogging very much, and wondered how many posts I had written. I didn’t know how to find out this data, but by adding up some numbers on my blog statistics page I saw that I had missed announcing the 500th post mark, but was still a long way from 1000. Then Blogger changed its platform and the new format had an interesting new tag across the top of the page. On July 12 it stated that I had written 599 posts!
By the time you read this I will have passed the 600th blog post!
Well, that stat is enough for me to celebrate! Also, my 2nd anniversary for Nutfield Genealogy will be on July 27, which is just two weeks from today. I remember starting my blog with only two or three posts, and then taking a long break while we entertained some cousins from Spain. The same thing will happen later this month, when I will probably be incommunicado for the same reason, with the same cousins from Spain visiting New Hampshire. Isn’t it funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same?Two years ago I thought I had lost my momentum right at the beginning, but I guess I was able to jump back in, and haven’t run out of story ideas or genealogy information yet. There have been more vacations, several ice storms and losses of electrical service, illnesses and family issues, but I’ve kept plugging along. I’m glad I have a few weeks before my “Blogaversary” to ponder over all these things. It looks like Nutfield Genealogy is here to stay…
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo