Thanks to my loyal readers and many new ones, 2014 was a banner year for Genealogy's Star. The blog started the year with about 62,000 views a month and then shot up over the course of the year to well over 100,000 views per month. It is quite an experience to realize that many people are going to read whatever you write that day. One thing that helps is feedback and comments. From time to time, I actually meet people who have read my blog, which is nice.
If you think about it, writing a genealogy blog is not at all comparable to some of the real popular bloggers in the world. Blogs are now a big business with all of the major genealogy online entities and almost every genealogy product with its own blog. There are thousands of genealogy blogs and with some of them being promoted by big businesses, it is easy to get lost in the cloud. I am currently subscribing to over 250 blogs daily and review many more than that on a regular basis.
My year became complicated when we decided to move to Provo, Utah from our long-time home in Mesa, Arizona. The move opened up some new experiences and we have met a lot of really nice people in Utah. We miss our friends in Mesa, but are looking forward to another year of adventure in Utah.
Thanks again to all of my loyal readers, new and old. Thanks for all the comments. If there is something you have a question about, leave a comment and I might be able to turn it into a blog post.