Saturday, January 16, 2010

AnceStories is Four Years Old!

I remember and then I forget, I remember and then I forget again...I think middle age has set in! The past two weeks I would remember at odd times that my blogoversary was coming up, but never when I was at the computer to prepare a post for it. Just now, I remembered again!

Wow, it's hard to believe I've been doing this for four years! My daughter was a freshman in high school and my son was in 6th grade...a lifetime ago, it seems. The Geneabloggers Group was just a loose-knit community of beginning genealogy bloggers who reached out to each other for support because there were so few of us. Now, there are over 1,500 genealogy blogs listed at the Genealogy Blog Finder, and many of them (845 at the moment) are also listed at!

As luck would have it, I don't have much time to reminisce about the past or the evolution of this blog, as I'm on my way to my genealogical society's board meeting. But I wanted to take the time to thank you, my readers, for hanging in there and returning to visit, throughout times of writer's block, computer failures, and crazy busy weeks when I just couldn't find the time to write anything of consequence. While I would still blog about my research (I can't not write!) even if no one visited, having the wonderful feedback and encouragement of all of you has made it so very worthwhile! I often picture you as individuals and as a group as I'm blogging, and always hope that my words communicate my intent well, whether it is to educate, entertain, reminisce, or share my excitement in my latest find. I look forward to many more years of doing this, and hope you enjoy the ride as well!
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