March 10, 2011

Woohoo! I Made it into the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs!

Last night I found out that Olive Tree Genealogy blog was voted one of Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 Genealogy Blogs. To put it mildly, I was surprised, shocked and yes - delighted!

After writing about the nominations for Top 40 in a previous blog post To Scramble or Not to Scramble..., you can probably imagine my surprise at actually being voted into a top place! Especially because I didn't scramble.

So thank you to all my loyal readers who voted for my blog! I appreciate your support so much, it makes the hard work of writing a daily blog worthwhile. Knowing that someone (or several someones) out there enjoy or gain knowledge from what I write means the world to me.

I'm one of 5 in the "Everything" Category. I love the description of an "Everything" blog:
"These are the "variety shows" of geneablogs. Find a little (or a lot) of everything here: news releases, product reviews, tips, finds, rants, raves, shout-outs and humor."
I also chuckled over their statement that I've been blogging since "the Middle Ages"! It's true, I started blogging in 2003 before most people had even heard of a blog. Since Feb 9, 2003 to March 9, 2011 I've written 1,141 blog posts (I didn't write very often the first 4 years my blog was online). My family always says I like to talk! And I guess that's the proof.

Being voted in to Top 40 with 39 other amazing blogs has my head spinning and I'm honoured to be in such good company. I hope if you haven't read the rest of those on the list that you'll take a few minutes to have a look at them.

12 comments:

PalmsRV said...

Well deserved. Congratulations!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Congratulations - this is a great honor that is well deserved.

BDM said...

Congratulations, Lorine. Your blog is appreciated by so many!
- Brenda

The Grandmother Here said...

Congratulations!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations! Very well done!

Gale Wall said...

Congratulations. I was so excited to find my cemetery blog among so many talented folks.

Greta Koehl said...

Congratulations, Lorine! Especially for 8 years of wonderful blogging!

Joan Miller said...

Congratulations, Lorine!!

Cynthia Shenette said...

Congratulations!

Sheri said...

Congratulations Lorine!

Base Camp Trekking said...

Congratulations for your great work

Christine Blythe said...

Congratulations! ...and thank you for all your hard work. I use your site often.