Happy 7th Blogversary to me!
The very first blog post written for Nutfield Genealogy was published on July 27, 2009 and it was titled "Hawaii - The Boston Connection to a Royal Lineage". I wrote it days before this date, but hemmed and hawed about going "live" online with my family history. Finally I got up the nerve to push the button - and a blog was born!
I never thought that when I started this blog I would still be writing posts seven years later. I saw this as an experiment. I thought I could take the past 30 years worth of research and turn it into stories. Maybe my Mom and a few cousins would read the blog. I certainly never expected to meet so many "new-to-me" cousins, or to have so many guest bloggers, or to find myself researching new ideas to support my old research just for blogging purposes. Wow!
Another big surprise is Weathervane Wednesday. I have rarely missed posting a weather vane photo and story on a Wednesday in the past five years. Today is a rare exception. I've posted 269 weathervane stories, and have pre-published weathervanes up through early 2017 (thanks to a few "guest weathervane spotters"!). I never expected Weathervane Wednesday to turn into such a feature on my blog.
Here are a few statistics on Nutfield Genealogy:
1,728,734 total pageviews!
283 followers on Blogger (another 137 on Networked Blogs)
2214 published posts
59,394 readers in the month of April 2015 (a record for me!)
57 Amanuensis Monday posts
23 Black History posts
47 Civil War posts
22 Family Reunion posts
7 Guest bloggers
118 Historic Sites posts
58 posts about Queen Lili'uokalani
43 posts mentioning NEHGS
20 posts mentioning NERGC
80 Revolutionary War posts
50 posts about genealogical serendipity
228 Surname Saturday posts
75 posts about technology
14 Thanksgiving posts
307 Tombstone Tuesday posts
269 Weathervane Wednesday posts
51 Wordless Wednesday photos
30 posts about World War II
I love your blog comments, your email and your discussions on Facebook. Thank you for being one of my readers. Please continue to send your notes, photos, comments, suggestions and weather vane photos! And your cousin connections!
Published under a Creative Commons LicenseHeather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Blogoversary Nutfield Genealogy!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted 27 July 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/07/happy-blogoversary-nutfield-genealogy.html: accessed [access date]).