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to Journey to the Past, I'm Brenda (Glover) Leyndyke and I believe researching your family history is a fascinating journey.

Journey to the Past is 4!!!!

01 March 2014


I have been blogging for four years today.  I wasn't sure I would blog for four months, let alone four years.  Blogging for the past four years has given me far more than what I have given others, I believe.  

I have made numerous contacts through blogging.  I have geneafriends, aka other bloggers, that I can go to if I have questions, or need advice, or just need a pep talk.  I have a support group that is beyond compare.  I have been contacted by numerous family researchers, some related, some not. I enjoy this aspect of blogging the most.  "Cousins" have shared stories and pictures of our related ancestors and I have reciprocated, whenever possible.  Researchers have contacted me with questions and I enjoy interacting and responding with these researchers.  My Michigan research posts have been quite popular and I hear from others telling me how it helped them in their research.  I enjoy helping others.

This past year showed a slight rise in the number of posts I wrote compared to 2012.  I am still not back to my levels in my second year, but I hope to get back on track in 2014.  I haven't run out of ideas, yet , and to think I was worried that I would run out of ideas when I first started blogging.

Thank you to all those who follow, read, and promote my blog.  Thanks to my readers who take the time to leave a comment or send an email.  The feedback is greatly appreciated and motivates me to blog more.  In closing, I will leave you with a list of the top five all time blog posts based on page views.

  1. Gobsmacked-NEHGS has E Books
  2. Ancestor Biography-Otto August Fredricks
  3. Pure Michigan Genealogy:  Migration and Immigration
  4. Lt. Col. Merle M. Glover-Tombstone Tuesday
  5. Sojourner Truth-Tombstone Tuesday (one of my local Battle Creek, Michigan posts) 

9 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary, Brenda. I think I've been with you from the beginning and am very glad for that. You've had many wonderful posts, and I thank you for them. Now go have a piece of cake.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Brenda, happy Blog anniversary! This is my 1st visit to your blog. Very attractive set up. Wishing you many more happy posts, exciting discoveries & a future filled with the past.

Brenda L. said...

Barbara, Thanks I appreciate the support you have given the past four years.

Colleen, Welcome! Thank you for your kind words.

Kirsten said...

Happy Anniversary! Can't believe it's been four years. Congrats.

Brenda L. said...

Kirsten, I have you to think for it all!

mbernthal said...

Congratulations on four successful years! Your blog inspires me in my own blogging efforts - thank you!
-Mary B

Brenda L. said...

Mary, Thank you for your kind words. Keep blogging, you are doing a great job.

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Congrats on four great years, Brenda!!

Brenda L. said...

Thank you, Julie! I appreciate the support.

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