Monday, July 2, 2012

We Tree is Four Years Old

Today marks the fourth anniversary of The We Tree Genealogy Blog.

I started this blog as a conversation with myself since nobody around me wanted to talk genealogy with me. If you look at the majority of my posts, I still write that way. This is my outlet and I'm cool with that.

I also used this blog as a tool to publicize some of my more unusual surnames in an attempt to reach out to new cousins. I'm pleased to say that I've been rewarded 100 times over in this department. Sure I've received photos and records, but I've also met and corresponded with so many friendly cousins. This has been the best part of blogging.

What I didn't expect was to be part of a vast growth of genealogy blogging. I've met so many other genealogists this way and I love my blogger friends.

One of those friends even encouraged me to write a book on genealogy blogging so I did!

Thank you to my readers, those who comment and those who stop by quietly. I appreciate it.

Hmm...wonder how may genealogical discoveries I can make in another four years? Stick around and see...


55 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your blog. And I loved your book!

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  2. Ditto what Judy said. Looking forward to the next four years!

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  3. Happy fourth anniversary! Great job.

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  4. Happy blogaversary! Great book. It goes everywhere with me on my Kindle.

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    1. Awww..thanks, Eileen. Glad to be going places on your Kindle.

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  5. Congratulations, Amy, on achieving so much in 4 years of blogging. I can relate to your initial motivation as an outlet when no-one around is greatly interested, as I feel blogging has filled a similar gap for myself. Good luck for continued success.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. That's one of the reasons I tell people to start a blog. It's always happy to have you talk about genealogy. :)

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  6. Happy Blogiversary, Amy! Here's to many more years of blogging...

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  7. Happy Blogiversary Amy! You have made some great accomplishments and plenty to be proud of!

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  8. Happy blogiversary. And thanks for being here and helping me along the way.

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  9. Happy, happy day, Amy! Your efforts have given us countless hours of smiles, wonder, and even a few surprises! What you do for our family is very special. Can't wait to see what the next 4 years brings! For my part, I promise to get a bigger coffee table!

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    1. Thanks, mom. A bigger table is in order.

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  10. Happy blogiversary! You are an inspiration to all of us.

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  11. Happy Blogiversary Amy! I love your reasons for writing a genealogy blog.

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  12. Kudos on the milestone, Amy. You've been a big part of the online geneacommunity and an inspiration to me. For that I thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I think you're pretty cool, too.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary! Keep the information flowing! ((hugs))

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  14. Happy 4th Blogiversary, Amy! Wishing you many more years of blogging happiness.

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  15. Congrats Amy! You inspired me to start my family history blog. I don't have quite the readership you do *smile*, but like you, it's paid off in helping me make connections to distant family. I've also produced four books (so far) off my blog, gifts for family members of collections of blog posts on their relevant family history. Looking forward to more informative, interesting, and/or funny posts from you (I LOVE Fun with Search Terms!).

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. I enjoy reading your blog, too. One of the unexpected perks is that you teach me a lot about Houston back in the day. I enjoy your family photos.

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  16. Congratulations! I really like the idea of a blog as a conversation with yourself. Then all your readers can just "overhear" it, and you don't have to write specifically to please them. That's a stance that can free up a writer. Maybe I'll imitate it.

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  17. Mariann, I recommend it. I picture me at a table with an empty chair. It sounds crazy, but it filled a void when no one wanted to hear about my latest genealogical discoveries.

    An added benefit is that when you write for yourself, your voice is more genuine than if you tried to write for an audience.

    Let me know if it works for you. :)

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  18. Happy Blogoversary! I hope to see you around the internet for many, many more...

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  19. Congrats, Amy, a geneablogging pioneer.

    Thank you for all the encouragement you have given me on my genealogy journey.

    I'll be watching you.

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  20. Now that's odd - what happened to my original post? Happy blogiversary and thanks for your help in the past!

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    1. Thanks, Debi! Sorry Blogger ate your comment. It must have been hungry.

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  21. Here's to We Tree's fourth, and many more after that!

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  22. Congratulations, Amy! It's been a good four years!

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  23. Congrats on your 4th blogiversary, Amy! You were one of the original inspirations for me when I started my own blog. I can just see all of us readers comfortably gathered around your kitchen table, listening to your stories. Looking forward to many more!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Shelley. I'm glad you enjoy my blog and I'm pleased to have you at the table.

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  24. Love it! Happy Blogiversary to you. Thank you for being a trailblazer! :)

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  25. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY DEAR AAAAAAAAMMMYYYYY, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUUUU!


    xxxooo

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  26. I hope it's never too late to send Blogiversary Best Wishes! Here's to the next decade...

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