Happy Birthday to Olive Tree Genealogy Blog! It's been 16 years (yes!! sixteen!!) of publishing articles, tips, and other hopefully helpful or fun posts.
My first blog post was Feb. 3, 2003. 3,854 posts later, I'm still here, still gathering or writing genealogy stories to share. My long-time readers might occasionally see a repeat of an earlier post - updated of course, but there are many early posts that are worth sharing again for new readers.
What Interested Readers the Most?
You might be interested to know that my most-read blog post of all time was from October 2016 called Propaganda Postcards 1900s Warning Men of Dangers of Women's Rights
It has had 12,075 reads! My second most popular is from September 2015 called The Problem of Family Not Wanting Your Genealogy Research
with 11,627 reads
Where Does My Audience Live?
How Many Posts Did I Write Each Year
When i started blogging in 2003, blogs were a new "thing". So my start was slow, with only 12 posts, about one per month, that first year! The next year I doubled the number of posts, and my numbers climbed from there. For a few years I challenged myself to write daily, but that became too difficult to maintain.
Now I try to write a minimum of 3 articles each week. It's hard work! But I enjoy pointing other genealogists to new databases coming online, coming up with tips for becoming a better genealogist, or writing about an important issue. Sometimes I just want to have fun with my posts like my annual Easter Bunny genealogy articles.
So I hope my readers will continue to enjoy Olive Tree Genealogy blog and I hope to still be writing it for at least another 16 years!