30 March 2009

Blog Anniversary

Me blogging? That seemed as likely as my taking up neurosurgery. Nevertheless here I hang, somewhere in the boundless horde of bloggers. Two years ago seems like yesterday, probably because not that many posts have appeared here compared to some dedicated Genea-Bloggers (the ones who function on two hours of daily sleep or less). I do have fond memories of being able to pack about thirty hours into a 24-hour day but now I make do with about eighteen. Hours, that is. I don’t want to know how many white spots are eating up my brain.

A thank you and a hug to every new friend (old ones too) who coached me, supported me, encouraged me. I am humbled by the talented, active minds out there who impart genealogical lessons and case studies in the most reader-friendly way. Thank you for the tips, the fun and the interesting reading.

The beauty of a blog is being able to communicate, hopefully, that family history has so many fascinating anecdotes, coming from both research insights and memory collections. My goal has always been to try to interest family and friends who normally don’t give a hoot about genealogy. The medium allows for relating aspects of serious studies in an informal way.

I’ve been very lucky that a number of unexpected cousins have found me because of my blog—let’s give a grateful nod to Google here! Bear with me, Cuz People. There’s more to come, happy to get to know you, always thankful for your contributions, always sprinting (staggering?) onward.

Cartoon unfortunately uncited, retrieved from a lost email message, more than two years ago.

7 comments:

Miriam said...

Happy Blogoversary to you, Brenda!

Sheri said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY DEAR BRENDA BAAAABYYY, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOOOUUU!
Love Ya Brenda Baby!

Apple said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Steve said...

Happy Blogoversary, Brenda!

. said...

Congratulations, wow, a whole year already!! your blog, like everything else you turn your hand to, is a shining example of the myriad talents and skills you have and that I admire you so much for.. xo.. Carolyn

Brenda said...

Thanks, all! You are part of my admirable support group.

Janet Iles said...

Two years - wow. I enjoy reading your posts - whether about genealogy or learning about your travels with camels.