Monday, October 17, 2016
Rejoice blog is three years old
October is the third anniversary of this Rejoice and be exceeding glad... blog. Since its inception I have written 1113 posts and, according to Google, during those three years, I have had over 320,000 page views. Genealogy is a small niche audience on the internet and writing to audience of genealogists who are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is and even smaller niche audience.
If you write a blog, you are constantly reminded of the number of page views every day and cumulatively every week, month and since the begining of your blog. But I also understand that many of my readers read my blog on other venues not counted by Google. If you have read this blog for any time, you also know that I write a genealogy blog to a more general audience called Genealogy's Star. If I ever have to hesitate in coming up with topics to write about, all I have to do is go teach a genealogy class or talk to patrons in the Brigham Young University Family History Library. But always have a reason to get up and get going every day and that keeps me going the rest of the day also.
The greatest benefit of writing a blog like this is the hundreds of people I get to meet and communicate with around the world. Genealogists as group are the nicest people I know and I would keep writing for that reason alone. But as you problably have guessed, I am not about to run out of topics.