Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Celebrating 100 Posts & An Announcement



When I was first inspired to start genealogy/family history blogging in August 2006 (thanks to footnoteMaven and our hobnobbing across the table at our Nearby History writing seminar), I didn't know quite where it would take me, or how I would ever find enough to write about. Sound like a familiar story? I thought it would be only family members who would find my Norwegian-American family history focus and stories of interest. Now, after 100 posts, I can easily see no end to it, thanks to inspiration and encouragment from other genealogy/family history bloggers, in particular.

I may have gotten myself into hot water by taking on too much, but I'd like to announce that I was recently chosen as a local history columnist for Seattle Examiner.com. They saw my blog and this is the result! Can you imagine? Well, pinch me, because I am still waking up, as well as learning how to find my rhythm with it all. As my fellow Seattle Examiners and I publish posts, new entries scroll on the home page. So, depending on how prolific I am (or not!), you may or may not see my link and profile there. However, a direct url for my Seattle & Pacific Northwest History Examiner blog can always be located under the heading: "Examiners."

Wish me luck...

And, a big THANKS to my fellow bloggers for providing me with some stimulating reading over my journey of 100 posts!

10 comments:

  1. Chery,

    Congratulations!

    Donna

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  2. Congratulations are certainly in order Chery! And I'm sending out an Atta Girl! to go along with it! Yeah for you!

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  3. Congratulations! Great news --- super accomplishment --- and wonderful writer! You've got it all.

    Isn't is amazing what a little blogging can do?
    TERRY

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  5. Congratulations, Chery! I want to say that I always enjoy reading your Norwegian stories. As you may know, one of my husband's great-grandmothers was Norwegian, and the cultural and historical things you share on your blog are insightful and informative as I research his family line. No one is alive in the family that I can ask questions of in regard to Norwegian culture, so your blog has been very helpful, plus just plain fun to read!

    I look forward to seeing what you write in the Seattle Examiner!

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  6. Golly, thanks, Blogging Buddies! Now I need to make time to catch up on all the good reading supplied by all of you...

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  7. A great big WAY TO GO! This is like some real WOW news!

    You must be excited, and I think you should be very proud. Your writing is wonderful and like others have said you really deserve this!

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  8. Whoohoo! Those folks at the Seattle Examiner are smart cookies to recognize something good when they see it (just as we did!).

    Also congrats on 100 posts!

    Janice

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  9. Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

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  10. Congratulations Chery!

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