February 9, 2013

10 Years and 1, 929 Blog Posts Later

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February 9, 2003. A momentous day for me! Alms House Admission Records, New York City, NY 1855-1858 was my first blog post 10 years ago.

I'd never heard of a Blog when my buddy Steve Johnson of Interment.net suggested I start one. Taking me under his wing, he showed me his blog, then encouraged me to take the leap.... and I did.

Now, 10 years and 1, 929 blog posts later - Olive Tree Genealogy blog is still here! I can't believe I've found that much to talk about but my family says I'm a talker.

Sometimes I have writers' block and struggle with trying to find something interesting or unusual or thought-provoking to blog about. 

Speaking of things to write about, I welcome suggestions for topics or links to news stories you have spotted that you think are interesting and appropriate for Olive Tree Genealogy blog. Just send your idea or link to a news story to

                           GeneaReporters@gmail.com

My hope is that genealogists and historians enjoy my blog for another ten years, and will continue to read my stories and add your own comments to my posts. Don't be shy! Jump in and have your say.

15 comments:

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana said...

What an incredible milestone! Congratulations...and I hope we're all still reading 10 years from now. Although, I wonder what we'll be reading ON and how we'll be getting the information. Don't know about you, but I don't think I realized how much technology would change in 10 years...

Sierra said...

Congratulations!!

Sheri Fenley said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY 10TH BLOGOVERSARY DEAR LORINEEEEEEE, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY TO YOUUUUUU!!!!!!

Andrea Kelleher said...

Wow! Now 10 years, that is what I call a real accomplishment. Congratulations and here's to another 10 years!

Pat Richley-Erickson said...

Thank you sor sharing your insights, and congrats on ten years!

Becky Jamison said...

Congratulations, Lorine. I was reading your words when I first started doing my genealogy research. Thank you for all the instruction and encouragement and even entertainment!

Mariann Regan said...

Dear Lorine, that is an impressive milestone, 10 years. I've been going only a year and can't imagine 10. I find your blogs always interesting, and you're not afraid to be honest and frank about everything, taking the bad with the good. I look forward to reading you some more!

Celia Lewis said...

Happy Blogiversary indeed, Lorine. I always read your blog and sooo enjoy your work in the genealogy world! All the best for another 10 years!

Smadar Belkind Gerson said...

Happy Birthday Olive Tree Genealogy! What a wonderful accomplishment! Congrats.

Jana Last said...

Wow! 10 years! I've only been at this blogging thing for 10 months.

Hearty congratulations to you on this great accomplishment and Happy 10th Blogiversary!

paperquilter said...

Congratulations on Ten Years of blogging! I've learned so much from you and enjoyed your posts over the last many years -- how time flies.

TravelGenee said...

Congratulations. I enjoy your blog and thanks for giving so much of your time, guidance and sharing to your readers.

Peter said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lorine! Those 626 followers don't surprise me at all. Please continue for years to come. Google should be proud on a pioneer like you!

Robbi Ryan said...

Happy blogiversary and congratulations on your achievement. I hope you continue providing your insights to our genealogy community for years to come.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Wow, Lorine. I had no idea you'd been blogging for 10 years! Congratulations on such a momentous milestone!!