I was hoping to have something profound to say after 4 years and 745 posts. Nope.
Many bloggers celebrate by sharing their past year’s statistics – blog with most page views, where readers are from, what sites referred readers to the blog, etc. Mine are not that impressive or interesting. In fact, I rarely think to check them.
This is not a “woe is me” post. In fact, several good things have happened at Jollett Etc. that can’t be measured with Blogger statistics. First of all, I completed the A to Z April Challenge once again – 4 years in a row. My “Men of the Eastwind” series caught the attention of the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport, Massachusetts. My sister and I decided to donate our father’s Coast Guard scrapbook from 1947 to their collections. More importantly, I finished my Jollett book and printed enough copies for family and for a few historical societies. That has been a goal since I began blogging. Goal accomplished!
Admittedly, working on the book took time away from new research. Looking back over the year, I see something that resembles a rut. Almost every week I posted the same 3 blogs: Wordless Wednesday, Sepia Saturday, and 52 Ancestors.
Quite honestly, I’m satisfied with that rut for now. Having recently purged my Feedly list of blogs that are no more, I’m shocked that so many bloggers have quit. In searching the blog roll on GeneaBloggers, I am likewise surprised at the number of dead links and blogs that have not been updated in years. So my little rut is a sign that at least I’m still here.
It seems that in Blog years, 4 is middle age, if not down-right old.
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