Initially started this blog post so it would be #400 (currently it will probably show up as a bit later if anybody is keeping track).
This achievement happened faster than I anticipated as my blog posting has been more frequent of late. It’s hard to quantify in some ways because while this will be my 400th official blog post, it doesn’t count the first post that WordPress ate instead of actually posting; that was before I learned that WordPress saving doesn’t always mean it saved a copy. It also doesn’t include 54 blog posts that are in Draft form and haven’t been posted. It also doesn’t include a handful of Drafts that were deleted.
I hit blog post #300 on January 17, 2018 and you can read it at: 300th Blog Post. I have focused a lot on DNA in the last 5 1/2 months, but have also tried to include other topics as they come up. For example, BillionGraves (BG) is running its annual Million More in May Contest with 554,777 images uploaded and 806,256 records transcribed (as of a few minutes ago) and the contest ends May 31, 2018 (later today at about 6 or 7 P.M.). I hit 500 transcriptions to claim the 6 months free BillionGraves Plus. I will be working on some World War II posts as D-Day (June 6th) isn’t that far away. In a nod to a cemetery I stumbled across during my BG transcribing, I will blog about it.
I have a few blog posts coming up that will highlight other blogs as I find there are plenty of blogs out there that cover many, probably all, of my general topics I usually focus on.
I stuck with BoostMobile even though I initially planned on cancelling with them after the major changes to their rewards program back in February 2018. So far, they have at least made some positive changes to the program to offset the negative changes from earlier in the year which is hopefully a result of feedback from customers who weren’t happy with the changes. The new changes have done a fair amount to offset the reductions made back in February, but it’s still a far cry from what it was before in some ways. On a bad month where I don’t earn many points, my total bill is around $22 – 25 and on a great month, it’s only $10. Not bad for unlimited minutes and texts with 3 GB LTE (with unlimited 3G once the LTE runs out). Good news is the points earned for different activities have increased, still not as good as they used to be in several categories, but they have offset it somewhat by offering regular higher point chances in a couple of categories (installing and using apps).
I will be updating the Father’s Day DNA Sales as many DNA companies offer some kind of DNA sale during this time. I plan a focus on cemeteries and genealogy related stuff as I have been doing a lot of both lately in my life. I expect to include more Facebook group and page posts as there are some good groups and pages on Facebook.