Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's My Party - And I'll Lie If I Want To

Today Is The Eighteenth Anniversary
Of The footnoteMaven Blog

I can hear you. You're saying, "There goes Maven lying about her age again." But it's true.

They say that the Web doesn't run on human years, it runs on Web-years. Every blog year is the equivalent of six human years. That means that today footnoteMaven celebrates three human years of blogging, the equivalent of 18 web years. No wonder my hair is gray.

GeneaBlogging has changed a great deal since my first post. Today there are many more genealogists who read blogs than disparage them. Yes, there are still those who rail against the quality of our content, but their numbers are dwindling. Genealogists who blog are a fast growing segment of the genealogy population. The Genealogue's blog finder is tracking 1,556 genealogy blogs.

We blog in exciting times and I look forward to the year before us.

This year genealogy hits the masses with Faces of America on PBS, The Generations Project on BYU, and NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

This week Family Tree Magazine recognized the GeneaBlogging community by publishing its selections for the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs.

This day, I celebrate my personal triumph of being a member of the GeneaBlogging community for three years.

As it's my party and I have the magic lamp, I'd like to make three wishes:

May I continue to blog in these interesting times

May I continue to enjoy writing, and you continue to enjoy reading what I write

May I find what I'm looking for, whatever that may be

And to those who take the time to read, enjoy, comment, and

become friends, thank you! I wouldn't be here without you

and it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.


Blogger Sheri Fenley said...

. . . lie if I want to, lie if I want to, you would lie too . er I mean


All Hail the Queen of the Uglies. You're the best fM, nobody does it better. But that is a different song. . .

February 28, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Tamura Jones said...

Blogratulations & Ancelebrations.

February 28, 2010 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Happy Blogoversary and congratulations on 3 tremendously successful years of blogging! By any measure... awards, traffic, comments, popularity, or reputation, footnoteMaven is the pinnacle of all that is good in genealogy blogging. You set and keep a high standard for yourself and we are all the beneficiaries. Thank you for the past 3 years of education, entertainment, and friendship. I'm looking forward to many more years of reading your most delightful blog!

February 28, 2010 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

They say simple is eloguent, so



February 28, 2010 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Earline Hines Bradt said...

Congratulations, footnoteMaven, I love your blog.

February 28, 2010 at 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...


WOO HOO!!!! Happy Blogiversary! The genea-universe would not be complete without footnoteMaven. My own life would surely be lacking as well.

May all your wishes come true. I look forward to sharing our journeys.


February 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! You've come a long way baby (as they say) from a blog to a magazine publisher -WOW! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us over the next 3 years!

February 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger geneabloggers said...

mazel tov my dear and many more blogiversaries to thee!

February 28, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Renate Yarborough Sanders said...

Congrats, and happy blogiversary!!!

February 28, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Miriam Robbins said...

Happy Blogoversary, fM! I can't imagine the geneablogosphere without you! Your writing skills, your research, and your amazing photos are such an integral part of our lives now. Here's to another 18 years (seriously)!

February 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Congratulations and may you have 18 more!!

February 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Randy Seaver said...

Congratulations on surviving three years. It only seems like eighteen to you. I completely understand...

You are one of my must-reads every day, and I totally enjoy and appreciate all of your talents.

Many genea-hugs to you!

Always -- Randy

February 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Abba-Dad said...

"They say that the Web doesn't run on human years, it runs on Web-years. Every blog year is the equivalent of six human years."

Ummm... I'm going to need a source citation for this!

Congrats on 3 (or 18 blog) years!

February 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Happy Blogiversary fM! I can't image the blogisphere without you. Your writing, creativity and manage management skills amaze and inspire me!

February 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The day wouldn't be the same without you. Congratulations on three years, and wishing you (and us) many more.
Kathi M.

February 28, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Greta Koehl said...

May all your wishes come true. You are the very best and you deserve the very best.

February 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger kinfolknews said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many, many, many more!!!

February 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you everyone. It's friends like you who keep me 18 years young!

Here's to us all!


March 1, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Anonymous Luckie said...

Would not dare miss an opportunity to wish that all your magic lamp dreams come true!

Congrats fM!:-)


March 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

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