Friday, February 6, 2009

One year and counting...

Today marks my one year blogiversary! Had it not been for a GSU Library 2.0 Web class I enrolled in, I probably never would have started a blog in the first place. Thanks again to my fearless leaders who guided myself and many others through the process of the newest computer technology; blogs, wikis, online image generators, del.ic.ious, Rollyo, Flickr, Library Thing (although I prefer Shelfari now), and so much more. Whew. What an adventure that was! I have used most of what I was taught and best of all, I am experimenting with technology on my own now!
It's been a blast blogging and I will continue the journey until who knows when. The meme's and carnivals I have participated in are great ways to "meet" other genealogy bloggers. Most of all, I love the COMMENTS people leave. I feel lucky to have my internet friends viewing my blog and reading my posts. I am blessed they come back too! The family connections I've made, and the brickwalls that I've knocked down in my family history wouldn't have happened if I hadn't been blogging. I've learned quite a bit from other genealogy bloggers. I've even enjoyed the genealogy "happy dance" a time or two.
So thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment if you have the time!
P.S. The cute little image is from ImageChef but I first saw it on Elizabeth's LittleBytesofLife blog last year. Thank you Elizabeth!


Bill West said...

Happy Blog-iversary!

Sheri said...


Apple said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Becky said...

Congratulations, and Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to many more...

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

It must feel like an eternity - I've only been blogging a little over a month and it feels like forever!
Thank you also for being one of those who leave comments. It does mean a lot to beginning bloggers.
Evelyn in Montreal

Becky Jamison said...

Well, Pat, you get comments posted because you post comments! It's great when I hear from you so I'm wishing you a fabulous 1st Blogging Birthday! That's a long time to come up with fresh 'stuff' regularly. I really enjoy your blog and am glad that class got you started. Keep it up!

Jasia said...

Congratulations Pam! A year of blogging is a significant milestone. Give yourself a pat on the back while the rest of us give you a round of applause!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind words. Your blogs are terrific and inspire me to research more and have fun doing it! So, thank you friends!

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!