I am fast approaching blog post #1,100. Counting the 5 scheduled blog posts; 1 of which won’t post until early March 2019, I am around 1,094 posts when I started this blog post.
As always, a big thank you to those who read my blog, follow me, like a post, or comment. It’s appreciated.
If I do it right, this will actually be the 1,100th blog post, may or may not count the very first that WordPress ate, and not counting the 80+ draft posts and 5 (soon to be 1) scheduled posts. Some of my earlier milestone blog posts are:
5th Blogversary and 500th Post
200th Blog Post – MIA as I can’t find it even though I did one.
100th Post Or Is It? Reflections – Past, Present, and Future
Since the 1,000th blog post, I hit 100+ posts in January 2,019 as well as previously meeting 100+ posts in December 2018, November 2018, and October 2018, with over 100 posts each month.My home Internet is still my cell phone which makes posting from home a lot less fun than it sounds. I don’t have the extra money to go with even a cheap ISP. This blog post was started at my favorite “fast food” restaurant (corporate dislikes their restaurants being called fast food) and finished it at my friends’ house.
As noted in earlier milestone posts, I use the posts to look inward, both in what I accomplished vs. what I wanted to accomplish.
From my blog’s description:
Migrated my old blog here. Content – Eclectic Mix of Genealogy, Bipolar Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness, DNA, History, First Nations (aka Native Americans), Military History, World War II, Cemeteries, CrowdFunding, Authors/Writing, and Gaming (RPGs, Board Games, Wargames, etc.).
I was trying to use the above as a guide although based on 2018 results: 2018 Blog Stats in Review, it looks like Genealogy and DNA posts were my most popular by far. I will still include other topics from the above list and try to re-blog or share posts by bloggers who I find noteworthy, funny, or interesting.
I mentioned this in my 900th blog post, but thought it still applies:
A snippet from the 800th blog post and if people have suggestions for topics or posts based on the above topics, please feel free to make suggestions:
Also, if you have suggestions (blogs, games, topics, etc.) you want to hear about, I will try and cover as many as possible. I don’t have paid access to Ancestry so there are some limits to what I can do in cases where I don’t have paid access or I haven’t purchased a product.
I will continue re-blogging and sharing other bloggers posts. I try to make sure I’m not re-blogging too often which means I try to include posts in between them to break it up. I try to keep a good balance between posts that are my own and re-blogs/sharing. In some cases, I will do a link to the blog post and add comments in my blog post.
I am keeping this as I one up as I am hoping that somebody will add the last headstone on BillionGraves. I finally posted the Three Stooges post even though I was still missing one supporting BillionGraves headstone: Three Stooges Burial Locations. I hope somebody will eventually take the last headstone photo and I will update the post once that happens. If you happen to be in the area and have the BillionGraves app, please help me out:
Harold Brauer (not a Stooge, but one of two actors who appeared with all 6 Stooges)
Other names (besides “Tiny”)
https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Mount-Judah-Cemetery/70611 (photo request has been submitted around July 13, 2018 – still not filled as of January 4, 2019)
My very long blog post (25,000+ words) is slowly getting done. It’s about various DNA companies, including most that aren’t traditional genealogical DNA testing companies. I will be posting about some of the companies as they may meet a need you didn’t know you had.
I have done some product, service, or book reviews lately, but I will be doing more as time allows. Always treat any review by me or somebody else as Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV).
My posts on crowdfunding also known as crowdsourcing opportunities will continue. It’s a great way to help your for-profit, non-profit, etc. out.
I will continue focusing on writer, author, blogger posts as it’s an area that often get much attention except by those who are trying to sell you their services. I am working on a long post briefly highlighting most of the bloggers and vloggers I follow. I may do a separate one for the vloggers as my post only addresses bloggers and not vloggers. In addition, I will do a series of posts about bloggers by category that links to the long post.
It’s still on my to-do list, but vlogging is still a goal. I may be closer to the audio side as I know somebody who has a decent audio system they might let me borrow. Another goal is to debate with temporarily going with a paid personal WordPress account even though it limits me in a lot of ways. I will also be adding vloggers (YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitch) that I find interesting. In addition, I will start highlighting videos from some of the vloggers.
Keeping my blog G-rated is a high priority. I do occasionally link to sites or blogs that fall under Not Suitable for Work (NSFW) or include profanity and I do my best to warn (usually in bold red letters) if I am aware the link has NSFW or profanity.
Update on the Links tab: Getting closer, but not as close as I want to be. I have a proto-type out that requires a password and am slowly cleaning it up to make sure links work.
I started a few more posts on museums, and will continue to publish more of them in the near future.
Been doing good at updating the Current Monthly DNA Sale: Current January 2019 DNA Sales post every day or every few days except when WordPress eats the update which happens more often than I think it should. As there aren’t many DNA sales going on, I may take a few days between updates.
On the Uncategorized, there should be none listed since I check it on a regular basis as I sometimes forget to uncheck the Uncategorized Category and I didn’t have any slip through this month (https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/). It’s usually from re-blogging, but sometimes I forget to add a Category which throws in the Uncategorized list.
My goal is to post at least four (4) blog posts/day although some days may see a bit more and a few days may see a bit less. I do have some saved draft posts that can be used to meet this goal if I’m at home. I also schedule posts on a regular basis. As an example, if a post shows up late at night or early in the morning, it’s usually a scheduled post. There are exceptions as I sometimes post late night from my friends’ house.
I have done a bit more scheduling than in past months. For example, all of the Saturday, January 19, 2019 and most of the Sunday, January 20, 2019 posts were scheduled on Friday, January 18, 2019. Many of the blog posts for January 22, 2019 were also scheduled.
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