My 100th Post!

100-balloonsToday is special. It marks the completion of 100 posts. When I  started this blog back in July, some eight moths ago, I didn’t know if I could come up with three posts a week and enjoy writing them at the same time. It was definitely an experiment. Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve really enjoyed researching and writing the articles.  And it’s been gratifying to receive positive comments from people who’ve found value in my work.

I’ve tried to write for both the professional personal historian and for those of you simply involved in a personal history project with a family member. I don’t know how successful I’ve been at straddling that line. I’d welcome your comments on that. In fact, any comments you have for improvement or changes will be very welcome.  I’ll give each and every one of your suggestions my attention and consideration.

I was curious to see what have been the most popular of my posts.  I’ve compiled a list of the top ten beginning with the post that received the most attention. Many in the top ten had to do with my series on writing your Ethical Will. Perhaps this suggests that another series would be of interest to viewers. What do you think?

And what are some of my favorite posts out of the 100? I’ll pick two – 6 Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Time Management and How a Prehistoric Cave Painting Came to My Rescue . I like these because they bring together quite different subjects in a creative way to make a point. They also have a personal connection. My cat Annie  spends a good part of the morning snoozing on my desk and acting as my muse. And discovering a picture of a prehistoric cave painting spoke to me in a profound way about our need to be remembered and not forgotten.

Here then are the top 10 posts of the past 8 months. Just click on the link to take you directly to the post.

  1. Six Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Historian.
  2. Ethical Wills 101: Part Two~ Discovering Our Values.
  3. Ethical Wills 101: Part One ~ How to Begin.
  4. What do Sidney Poitier and Ethical Wills Have in Common?
  5. How to Interview Someone Who is Terminally Ill.
  6. See How Easily You Can Write Your Life Story Book.
  7. Ethical Wills 101: Part Three ~ Expressing Gratitude.
  8. How a Prehistoric Cave Painting Came to My Rescue.
  9. Ethical Wills 101: Part Seven ~ Putting it All Together.
  10. What You Need to Know About Becoming a Professional Personal Historian.

Photo by David Greenwald

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