Sunday, October 30th, 2011 09:49 am
The first anniversary will be tomorrow.

Technically, about 6 p.m. tomorrow night. I was piled up on the couch with the laptop and a bowl of candy for the trick or treaters when I had my Nike moment.

Just do it.
390 blog posts.

That's not bad.

It's the number of comments that blows me away, though.

791.

From people all over the United States and a few from the United Kingdom, if Google Analytics is correct.

That's 791 times someone has stopped by and felt enough for what they were reading to comment about it - offering words of encouragement, tips and tricks to help me break down a brick wall, or to say something to the effect of...

I think we are related.
I used to keep count of how many people made contact with me through my online genealogy activities.

Before I started this blog, those contacts were made through post-ems and emails about my family tree hosted at Rootsweb, or through my posting activities at Find A Grave.

Since starting this blog, I've lost count of the contacts I've gotten this year, and exactly where they came from. This year, there have been weeks I've received contacts in the double digits. (Sometimes, I take a day off from my day job to deal with those, because I think it's important to reply to everyone who contacts me in a timely fashion.)

People have gotten a lot more tech-savvy and I have cross-linked from every online genealogy profile I have, so usually, when they find me here, they also find me there.
If you are one of those people who has stopped by and taken the time to comment, I want to thank you.

I am honored that you took the time.

If you are one of the people who just comes by to read, and you're kind of hanging out in cyberspace, wondering if blogging could help you along in your family history search, maybe it's time for your Nike moment.

Just do it.
(Anonymous)
Monday, October 31st, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Congratulations Cuz!
(Anonymous)
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
From Alan Burnett :
Many congratulations on your first birthday - may your blog continue to give us pleasure for years to come.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary and Congratulations! I am so glad that you gave in to your Nike moment and Just did it!

-- Liv