Monday, April 23, 2012



Today is my 5th Blogiversary! Yes, that's right, I have been blogging for 5 years now! Wow, it is hard to believe sometimes. The time goes by so fast.

So what have I accomplished in these 5 years? I have managed to get photos, stories, and research problems out there for all to read about. I have met tons of cousins and other researchers interested in the same surnames and family lines. And geekily speaking, my page now ranks #1 on the Google search engine for the "Godwin" keyword search query!

And the best part of it all is that I still have so much more to write about! I am still amazed at how much exposure we bloggers get on our family lines just by writing about them. Whether it be a photo of a headstone or our grandparents' wedding, or just a census image shared and talked about. So if you are considering starting a blog or wondering what or how it would benefit you or your research, do not hesitate! Do it now! As you can see from experience, I'm on 5 years and still going!

I would like to thank all of you, my readers, for taking the time to stop by and check out my photos, read my stories, leave suggestions in my comment boxes and for all around supporting me and my efforts. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and because of it I have made so many new friends and learned so much.

And here's a cute little photo to highlight what I do when I'm not blogging and the weather is nice ....

Ginger Smith, Kayak Trip, 21Apr2012, Rhodes Pond, Godwin, North Carolina; Copyright Ginger R. Smith , 2012

Photo of 5 year anniversary sign from the Greeting Card Universe website.


22 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary! Hope you get back up to New Hampshire sometime so we can have a meetup!

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    1. Thanks Heather! We have friends up there now too, so I'm sure a trip up North is in the future sometime soon :-)

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more years of blogging.

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea! It's so nice to see other North Carolina researchers out there :) Keep up the good work!

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  3. Happy bloggiversary Ginger. 5 years is quite a milestone. I like your layout and content. Well presented and easy to get the gist of your message.
    Lynda

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I went with the basic, easy to read layout, but after seeing so many beautiful layouts out there now, I would like to someday spruce it up a bit. I like your page as well and love the progress report you have written. Way to go!

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  4. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary Ginger!!

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  5. Well done! I'm so impressed - and inspired. Here's to many more years!

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    1. Thanks Susan! It has flown by way too fast!

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  6. Congrats and happy blogiversary, Ginger! You're an inspiration--I'm just at a year and a half myself. Wishing you many more!

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    1. Thank you Shelley! Watch out, 5 years will be here before you know it!

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  7. Congratulations, Ginger. From where I sit, five years seems like a long time. And you do it so well! Here's to five more great years!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I'm looking forward to it!

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  8. Congratulations, Ginger! You're doing a great job. I enjoy your always thoughtful approach.

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    1. Thanks so much Biff! Haven't seen you around lately (probably because I haven't been anywhere ;-) Hope you are doing well and teaching those folks how to write their stories! As for me, I will keep on trucking, especially with so much love and support from my readers like you!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary. I love reading your posts. Here's to many, many more!

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