Happy 2nd Blogiversary !
I admit I lose track of things sometimes, but missing my own blogiversary, well, that's a bit much. As of yesterday, my blog is two years old: my inaugural post was on January 22, 2013. I'll celebrate by recapping a bit.
- Including this one, I've written 138 posts, with the pace picking up since I retired.
- Over the two years, I've had 16,242 views! That feels like a lot.
- Some of my more popular posts have been about the history of my mt-DNA group, U4, here and here; my celebration of a brick wall coming down; my discovery of three generations of women having been born illegitimately; and my account of having solved the mystery of my great grandfather's death.
- Readers have also responded to some of my genealogy-centered posts, on its frustrations, the darker side of genealogy, and the genealogical treasure I recently received.
I'm glad that readers have enjoyed the blog, and I'm especially happy that my family has learned things that they collectively did not know about their ancestors.
Most valuable of all, though, is the enjoyment I've gotten from the research I've done, the writing of my ancestors' stories, the fascinating history I've learned along the way, and the friends I've made in the genealogy community. In general, genealogists are open-hearted and generous, and I've been very gratified at becoming part of this community.