I have no real excuse for being absent from the blog for so long--lazy? No, I think it had to do with the lack of responders to my output. It's hard to know whether any one is reading the thing or not. I have a lot of information, and I mean a lot, on the many families and different family lines that make up our heritage. Over many years of research I have accumulated an enormous amount of data that I want to pass on to other family members. So, I thought of using the Blog format to do that. I had hopes that other family members would add additional information as we went along, but that didn't happen. I know, it's my thing not the reader's, so I should quit belly-aching and get on with it or wrap it up. But what excites me, is the potential for adding so much more knowledge of our families history through OUR communicating, that I just can't quit. So if you have taken a peek back to see whether there has been any activity since you last visited, nope, but there will be soon. So I hope to see you soon--and to hear from you.
Undoubtedly the most difficult thing in writing a family blog is to keep the follower's interest as the expanse of family lines that occur within a few generations is mind boggling. If I move back just three generations, to the parents of my great grandparents, of whom there are eight, my family lines have now expanded to sixteen different family lines. And I have several lines back at least ten generations. Even my first cousins, the children of my aunts and uncles, couldn't give a hoot about eight of those family lines. They aren't related. So how do I write across this spectrum of my, our, ancestry and still keep you interested enough to visit the blog to read about our ancestors on a regular basis? I don't know, but I'm going to give it a try. I look forward to your regular visits. Drop in and let me know your thoughts. Lets make this our family blog.