Friday, January 15, 2021

How Did That Happen?

I can't believe I'm writing this.  Today is my 10th blogiversary!  Lisa Hork Gorrell and I started our blogs on January 15, 2011.  They say time flies when you're having fun, but I am amazed to realize that we've been blogging for a whole ten years.

Admittedly, the past year hasn't been as productive as some earlier ones.  What with my shoulder surgery last August and the pain leading up to it, I definitely have not posted as much as I wanted to.  I have this long list of topics I want to write about, but I still have trouble finding the energy to follow up on them.

I still managed to squeeze out a post about every three days.  (It's harder to count the posts now that Blogger has "improved" [cough] the platform interface.  Whereas before 100 posts were shown on a page, now it's one of those endless pages that keeps growing as long as you keep scrolling.  Highly annoying, if you ask me.  Which they obviously didn't.)  Most of those were Wordless Wednesdays and Saturday Night Genealogy Funs (thank heavens for regular memes).

I'm happy to say, however, that I finally did write up a couple of the stories I had on my list.  I described the tortuous path I took to find my great-great-grandmother immigrating to the United States (traveling with one more child than I had expected), and I celebrated my maternal grandfather on his birthday.  I also reported on a surprising DNA match on my mother's (Jewish) side of the family, and posted about my aunt's son on his 75th birthday, keeping my fingers crossed that I can find him (or what happned to hiim) before my 95-year-old aunt passes away.  And there were a few additional original, nonmeme posts as well.  Progress!

So it's on to the next year, with more plans to get my schedule back on track.  Hope springs eternal!

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations! We certainly have endured.

    I don't care too much for Blogger's new platform either. I keep a list of my blogs in Excel. Much easier to count. I include a link and now I've got a column for type of post, to help in sorting.

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    1. As obsessive as I am, I had not thought of that. What a great idea! I don't know if I want to go back now and enter almost 2,000 posts, but it certainly would be helpful in the future.

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  2. Congratulations, Janice, on a decade of blogging. That is a great achievement. I enjoy your stories and sharing SNGF.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I definitely enjoy reading your posts also.

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  3. Caught your post on facebook and enjoyed reading it on blogger. I agree about the change in format on blogger. In the past I just copied and pasted into a word document. Thinking about the day you pushed me in a wheel chair and hope I did not cause the shoulder injury. Hope you are feeling much better. Sue

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Don't worry, I in no way injuried myself by pushing you in the wheelchair. It was a pleasure to be able to help you that day. I am doing better and coming along nicely.

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