Friday, April 25, 2014

Gopher Genealogy Third Blogiversary

Three years is a long time for me to be writing a blog that covers my experiences in doing genealogy which include our family, friends and clients. At times the posts may be more about family than genealogy, but many of them are about serendipity moments in which life seems to provide precious surprises of unexpected discovery. Generally the posts were written twice a week, but the past year has been very busy so the posts are about once a week. Here are some details about the posts and the readers who average about 1,000 a month.

Total page views: 37,376
Total posts written: 255
Followers: 71

Top posts viewed:
Genealogy Serendipity Moments - The Riggs Family, May 13, 2011, 1,360 views
Genealogy Education - Enhance Your Research, June 25, 2011, 600 views and Adapting to Change, March 10, 2014, 497 views
Genealogists - How Our Brains Assimilate Information, January 4, 2012, 326 views
Family History Genealogy - Why Do We Do It?, May 22, 2011, 271 views

Readers are from around the world. Those viewing are listed from the most viewed per country.
United States, France, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Sweden, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia, Spain, Bermuda, Hungary, Saudi Arabia.

The most viewed pages are:
Portland World War II Article, 1136 views
Daniel Tidd Article, 547 views
Calendar (which lists my presentations) 531 views
GFO Bulletin Articles, 414 views
Lectures, 395 views

This coming year my goal is to write more often. There have been some dramatic changes in my life in the past three years and there is hope that my life may settle down. The projects have been stacking up and my focus is on completing them so there can be more focus on my personal research. With the dramatic changes to and there is a need to revisit my database to add and update information.

With my mother's passing there is a large collection of items from her life that need to be documented and preserved for future generations. Since my father's passing twenty-six years ago our mother had stored much of the family papers and now they sit in boxes in our home. What treasures there are within the collections of our family members?

It is with deep gratitude for the blessing of receiving these items that I move forward, sharing with others through this great tool - Gopher Genealogy. Copies are preserved of the posts as the Internet can be a tenuous means of maintaining our records. At this point using is a free service and it is priceless. How are you preserving your knowledge and experiences in genealogy research and family history?

Thank you for sharing the journey with me. Your comments and support are truly appreicated.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations and wishing you many more great blogging years to come!