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Friday, August 21, 2015

Genealogy's Star reaches 3 Million Views

A little over a year ago Genealogy's Star passed the 2 million views mark. Some time in the next few hours, Genealogy's Star will pass the 3,000,000 views mark. That is more than a million views in one year. If you add in the views of my Rejoice, and be exceeding glad... blog and WalkingArizona blog, the number increases to almost 4 million, (3,897,144 to be exact).  That is a lot of genealogy and photography.

Just in case you are wondering, I do feel the pressure of all those people reading this blog and I do thank each and every one of you for putting up with my sometimes obscure ramblings.

Some history might be helpful to understand what this means. I started writing this blog in 2010 so it has been about five years. I have written 3953 blog posts, which averages out to 790 or so a year or just about two every day for five years. Obviously, some days I write more and some days I do not write at all, but I average two posts a day. Now, most of the common advice to bloggers cautions them to post about once a week because many readers might think your writing every day was spam. Well, spam or not, I just have a lot to say.

How do I think of new topics? Unless I am very tired, all I have to do is start typing and the words just flow out. Really. Sometimes I have ten, twenty or more potential topics in a list. Other times, I review almost 300 websites and blogs and gather ideas. Much of the time, there is news that needs to be reported or commented on. Genealogy is a very broad subject and there is always something happening somewhere in the world.

When will I stop? About the time certain areas of the Arizona desert freeze over.


  1. Having followed your blog for a few years very closely, it is my favorite. On occasion I scan the blog and decide to skip it, but mostly I read and apply. Thank you.

  2. Congratulations! 3,000,000 views is an achievement, to say the least, and to reach that in five years is astounding. I love reading your posts.

  3. Wow, that's quite a fan club. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge.