Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Fifth Blogiversary


Hard to believe, but today marks the fifth anniversary that I began writing this blog, over at the Bravenet Journal platform. I later switched to Blogger and transferred all my early posts over. My first post was Moses Crothers - possible son of John Crothers and Mary "Polly" Wyckoff?  I haven't yet proved Moses was John and Mary's son, but in the past five years I've met some amazing people, online and off, because of this blog. I've added to my family tree from research I've written about here or from relatives stumbling across this blog after a Googling a common ancestor. I've been featured twice in the local paper and had Google Books send a film crew to my home to make a video highlighting how I use Google Books in genealogy...all thanks to this blog and to my wonderful readers.

I've had ups and downs with blogging and even though right now is kind of a quiet time again for AnceStories, I appreciate those who faithfully and patiently stick with me and wait for my next post. So enjoy a piece of virtual cake and celebrate with me! Here's to all of you!

27 comments:

Pat O'Donnell Kuhn said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!

Cheryl Palmer said...

Congratulations Miriam! Five years, wow where does the time go? Always look forward to your next post and now, the sixth year of your blog! Love it!

Carol said...

5 is my fav number!

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill West said...

Happy Blogiversary, Miriam, and many, many more!

Gini said...

Happy Blogiversary Miriam...five years, that's great! You have really made a huge contribution to the genealogy blogging community!

Looking forward to many more years!

Mavis said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging.

Karen said...

Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for a very informative blog.

Judy and Pat said...

Hooray for you. We look to your blog for lots of useful information.
Thanks,


Judy and Pat

Barbara Poole said...

How exciting to have been blogging for 5 years, I bow down to you! You were among the first.

Also, I have a lot of Wyckoffs, early lines from NJ and NY, maybe we are related!

Darlene said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary Miriam. Congratulations and we wish you many more and continued research success.

Claudia's Genealogy Blog said...

Congratulations!!!!!! I guess we never run out of things to blog about.

Sheri said...

I feel a song coming - - -

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY DEAR MIIIIIRRRIAMMMM, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUU!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

5 years is a looong time in blogging years! Congratulations to one of my faves - may you continue blogging for many more years to come!

DianaR said...

Happy Blogiversary ~ wow, five years!! I always enjoy reading what you have to share - looking forward to year six.

Susan Petersen said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Keep up the good work!

Nancy said...

From my perspective of less than a year and a half of blogging, 5 years seems like a long time. Big congratulations! And here's to many more.

Becky said...

Congrats, Miriam. Hope to see you around for many more years!

Greta Koehl said...

Happy Blogoversary, Miriam. Look forward to many more years reading AnceStories!

Brenda said...

We've all had ups and downs, Miriam. Congratulations on your latest anniversary and wishing you many more. We never run out of ancestors, right? :-D
Good cake, too. Thanks!

Henk van Kampen said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to the next five years.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Congrats on 5 years!!

Michelle Goodrum said...

Wow! Awesome! Congratulations!!

I guess this make you an old timer-in the blogging world that is. Here's to many, many more.

Miriam said...

Thanks to each and everyone of you who stopped to take the time to read the post and then leave a comment. It's readers like yourselves that give me the motivation to keep on blogging...I couldn't do it without you!

Kathryn Doyle said...

Late to the party, Miriam, but still sincere in wishing you congratulations. Good news – U. Oregon has moved my daughter's graduation date to Monday so I can attend Jamboree again but will need to leave early Sunday. I'm looking forward to spending time with you again.

Miriam said...

Kathryn, I'm so glad you get to attend Jamboree. Sadly, I can't afford to go this year. Maybe in 2012 (although my son will be graduating around that time...).

Kathryn Lake said...

Happy (Belated) Blogiversary, Miriam! Congratulations on five years. Wishing you many more.

Miriam said...

Thanks, Kathryn!