Wednesday, November 12, 2008

State of the Tree: 100th Post

This post marks my 100th entry on the We Tree blog. I started this endeavor for several reasons, with many goals in mind. I am happy with the results so far.

We Tree is now firmly entrenched in the Google search engine. People are searching for my surnames, and my posts are coming to the top of the results page. Now if only those people searching my blog would contact me so we could exchange information.

Not everyone in my family is in to genealogy, which blows my mind because how could you not be interested in the history of your family? Anyway, some aren't, so this blog let's me talk about my family's history with those who want to hear about it.

I've received wonderful comments and encouragement about my writing from family, friends and complete strangers (who are really just friends I haven't met yet). Someday when my desire to write meets a magazine editor's interest in my work, it will be this support that gets me there. Right now, I am content with the brain-to-blog word dump.

At this 100th post, I'd say We Tree is progressing nicely. My average of visitors per day is gradually rising. The time spent on my site averages 2 minutes and 30 seconds. I have no idea if that's a good number, but it means people are reading it.

What's in store for the next 100 posts? I'll be delving into the Lenertz branch of the tree. I'm taking National Genealogical Society courses, so there will be talk about homework. There will also be the same smorgasbord of genealogical randomness on which this blog was built.

Guess that's it. To quote the great wine-cooler purveyors, Frank Bartles & Ed Jaymes, "thank you for your support."


  1. Congratulations on a terrific milestone, Amy! Love your blog!

  2. Congratulations Amy on your 100th article. Keep up the good work!