Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Post #5000

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A funny thing happened five years and three months ago on my way to the ice cream store - I said to myself "Randy, maybe you could blog about something once a week or so...about genealogy, politics, sports, religion, you, know, your life."  My wife said "Honey, that would probably be pretty boring - who in the world would read what you write?"

So the experiment began, and 5,000 posts later here I am - stuck in a rut of writing two or three or more blog posts each days about genealogy on Genea-Musings, a daily journal blog post on The Geneaholic almost every day, and occasional posts on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe and the South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit.  Then there's Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus!  My wife wonders what I do in the Genealogy Cave every day for eight or ten hours! 

Oh, I forgot, there's my society meetings, society presentations, the senior adult and CVGS education classes, and I even find time to spend on online research (and occasional repository research), entering data into my database, entertaining the grandchildren and my wife, and watching Padres baseball games on TV or at Petco Park.  There is Life with Genealogy!  But, for me, there is no Life without Genealogy!  It's part of me, who I am, and has been for 23 years.

In celebration of my 5,000th post (that's over 2.6 posts per day on average, and over 950 posts per year on average), I'm going to take the rest of the day off and take the grandgirls to Sea World today.  I'll try to write something tomorrow.

"Life is short - eat ice cream and do genealogy first!"

16 comments:

Michelle Goodrum said...

You truly are the Energizer Bunny of genealogy. I hope Sea World was fun and the ice cream good! Looking forward to 5000 more posts.

Denise Spurlock said...

Hope you enjoyed your day at Sea World! Thanks for all you do in keeping us informed through your blog posts.

Peter said...

Enjoy yr ice cream, you deserved it!
Keep up the good work and talk to you again at 10K...
Brgds from a Dutch reader
@ngv_genealogie

Sharon said...

Love your quote...and I also love both ice cream and genealogy. I'm new to following you and many other GeneaBloggers. Thank you for your insight and inspiration.

Heather Rojo said...

Wow! Congratulations on a real milestone! I hope you have another big ice cream to celebrate at Sea World!

Nuts From The Family Tree said...

Go Randy! Your posts help me regularly:)

Kerry Scott said...

Congratulations!

I'm kind of shocked that you haven't yet been asked to be a spokesmodel for a vitamin or energy drink company though.

Barbara Poole said...

Amazing accomplishment, and none of us know how you manage to do it. Congratulations big time.

Amy Coffin said...

Congratulations on #5000 Randy!

Bill West said...

Congratulations, Randy! You're one of the bloggers who inspired me to start my own blog!

Tamura Jones said...

Icecream huh? That's your secret?
You're saying that if we only ate more icecream, then we too might approach a thousand posts per year.
Well, it sounds a lot more appealing than some other diets I've heard about ;-)

McManigle Family said...

Congrats Randy on 5,000 Blog Posts!! WOW please keep up the great work as I do enjoy your Blogs alot. Thank you!!

my Heritage Happens said...

Hugh congratulations to you Randy! Everyone LOVES what you are doing and benefits from it so much! We are thrilled it continuing on! I might have to take up your ice cream diet...LOVE your profile pix!

Lynn Palermo said...

Congrats Randy, you certainly deserve the day off.

Elyse said...

Congrats Randy! Have a wonderful day at Sea World!

Family Curator said...

5000 is quite an accomplishment ! Congratulations, Randy, and many more. . .