I don't think I really thought this day would come, but I just checked the stats for my Jim's Girl Family History Blog and was surprised to see that I'd passed 10,000 page views in the last few days.
Thank you to all my readers, particularly since I've taken a break from genealogy blogging since I was diagnosed with cancer.
For some reason, over 1,600 of the hits are on my "M is for Munster" post. When I was doing the A to Z Challenge in 2011, I had planned to do an M is for Moynihan post, but I didn't have the time to do justice to the derivation and history of my surname. "M is for Munster" was the quick substitute. As it turns out, the photo map of the Munster province has proved exceedingly popular.
Many of you are also coming to get my grandmother's recipe for genetti cookies. Thanks for coming. You can send me a batch any time! (Yes, Cousin Sam, you already did and they were delicious!)
I am glad that so many of you have come to the blog for the "B is for Bannia" site. I have had so many emails and comments from folks with roots in the frazione of Bannia. This post has put me in touch with some really lovely people, including a second cousin I didn't know. There are so many of us in Canada and the U.S., that it's hard to beleive there is anyone left in Bannia -- but I know they're still there and I hope they are visiting too.
"O is for Oro alla Patria" is another popular post. I hope I have helped others solve the mystery of their oro alla patria rings.
One of my favourite posts to write was "F is for Frank's First Marriage" about my dear Zio Frank and his mysterious first wife Annie. I'm glad you readers seem to have enjoyed that post too.
Now that I am feeling much better, though still not ready to go back to work, I have restarted my genealogical research. I hope to have the energy to blog more about my family and that of my Sweetheart. 10,000 page views may be just the accomplishment to push me to post more.
Thank you again.