Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me

Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me, Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me, Happy 1st Blogiversary to MEEEEEEE, Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me! Now to celebrate I want to give you all a cupcake (your choice of frosting of course) … Well I really, really would if I could, but you know it kinda gets squished in the mail, so in this case you’ll have to imagine it.

I do find it hard to believe that it has already been 365 days since I sat at my computer and wrote my first post here on lonetester HQ … but time (and life) seems to fly by these days … and obviously that includes geneablogging as well. So here I am a whole year later celebrating my 1st blogiversary.

You know somehow I’ve managed to put my fingers to the keyboard [modern equivalent of pen to paper ;-)] a total of 43 times in the past year, kinda surprising actually (more time-wise than idea-wise), as for every post I do get published, I seem to have another 4 or more ideas. And I have found participating in the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge has given me some focus which has helped along the way. Anyway I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look over the statistics of my posts for the past year, and here’s the five that have been looked a the most …

1. History Meets Street Art in Adelaide
2. Ten, Eleven, Twelve Commandments of Genealogy
3. Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: D is for … Dropbox
4. Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: L is for … Letters
5. Australian Government Gazettes – Have You Discovered Them?

I would also like to say a VERY BIG THANKS to everyone for taking the time to read my posts, and leaving comments either here, or on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. As a blogger, it is always encouraging to receive a comment or two, or even a thumbs up. Writing here over the past year has been fun … and while I do write most of the blog posts for my work blog (which you can find that over at Genealogy & History News), this one allows me to be ME.

Anyway seriously, to help celebrate my blogiversary I totally love the idea that fellow Aussie geneablogger Shelley of the Twigs of Yore blog came up with, which suggests readers ‘give a gift’ by heading over to the Trove Newspaper site, and finding an article you’re interested in, and spending a few minutes correcting it. It’s such a cool idea isn’t it.

So thanks again … and now let the second year of blogging begin!!

4 Responses to “Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me”

  1. Happy blogiversary, Alona! *sends virtual cupcake*

  2. Sharon says:

    Well done. Looking forward to your next year.

  3. Pauleen says:

    Congratulations Alona! And what an impact you’ve had with your Family History through the Alphabet series, not to mention your professional responsibilities. Well done & look forward to the next 52 weeks.

  4. Alona says:

    aww thanks everyone. The past year has been a blast, I’m looking forward to my 2nd year of geneablogging.

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