I can't believe that I've been blogging for a whole year. It has been been an interesting experience and I learned a lot. I've written 70 posts and had 1643 previews. But of those 1643 previews, who actually read my blog, how many were interested in genealogy, or how many found a common ancestor? Those are the numbers I'm interested in. The best part of blogging is the hope that someone with a common ancestor will find my blog. But even better would be for them to send me a message or add a comment. I've actually had that happen this year. A cousin in England found a common Smith ancestor and added a comment. We had a great exchange of emails and information. What was really interesting is that she lived in the same area that our ancestors had lived in. She even sent me photos of a couple of churches our ancestor went to. Exciting stuff. So I will keep blogging. If you read this and find a common ancestor - add a comment or send an email. I look forward to hearing from you.