Saturday, June 22, 2013

Could My Blog Be Bringing Family Members Around?

I haven't had much time to do family history research or blogging lately.  I have been away for a while.  I have been very busy with life.  My son just graduated a couple of weeks ago.  I have been busy with baseball season, prom and graduation.  We have lots to do to get him off to college.

They great thing is I have still been having people reading my blog every day even though I haven't been posting for a while.  

I started my blog about 6 months ago. I haven't posted consistently for about 3 months.  I have lots of family information posted.  Over the first 3 months I had posted about 130 times.

As of today, I reached 10,000 page views.  I have been averaging around 800 page views a month even though I haven't posted anything new.  That means that every time someone views my blog I have the potential to meet someone with some family information that I haven't yet found.  

It is amazing to me that I have still been having a consistent viewing by so many people.  

If you are considering starting a blog to record your family stories, I would say it is well worth it.

I have my stories recorded, and I certainly intend to record more of them.  I have to do more research and I am hoping to have time to work on it his summer.  My stories will be recorded for my grandchildren and future descendants.  The potential for someone to discover a connection and me being able to work with them also keeps me excited about blogging.


  1. Welcome back, Betty! I know how it much to do at this stage of life. Congrats to your son for graduating and heading on to college.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts soon...when (if) life ever settles down a bit.

    1. Thanks Jacqu, I have missed working on my family history. I don't know if life ever settles down. My son and I have been trying to schedule a genealogy research trip.

  2. Like Jacqi said, when life settles down I am looking forward to reading more about your family. Right now your priorities are where they should be with your son. Congrats to him on his graduation!

    1. I am working hard on getting him to get out all of his thank you cards. We haven't had much time with all the gardening and his job. He wants to spend all his free time reading history books and hanging out with his friends. I hope we get to do some research some.