Hello JWOB subscribers! I would like to share some updates with you about the blog.
I decided in November that I would no longer set a goal of a new blog post each week for 2019. As the blog continues to grow and other projects compete for attention, I simply cannot continue to do new weekly posts. Some of the projects I need to spend more time on are promotions for the blog though Face Book and Pinterest—and that takes time and focus.
Another important thing I need to do is to work with my brother to transfer our family genealogical history and stories to a new platform; I have been putting him off for about a year and it needs to be done. And there are more minor things I have been putting off as well.
What I did not plan on was suddenly declining health and a hospital stay from December 13-19. I have been slowly recovering from that ever since and the doctors have been working closely with me. However, I have been feeling pretty good over the last few days. Fortunately, I had already scheduled my December articles before that and they went up automatically each week.
I have a draft of an article that should be posted next Monday—barring some health setback. I also have a draft of the first article of a new series (and notes on the rest of the series) that you might find very interesting and perhaps surprising.
I Have a Question for You
As I enter my seventh year on the blog, I am considering filling in some weeks between new posts with re-blogged posts of past articles. Some of them are very good—even from my first year (2013) and it would provide something to read that you might not have read before or remember reading. This would not take a lot of time from my schedule but would give me opportunity to make minor improvements to each one. You might recall that I have done a little of this before.
My question: What are your thoughts about my re-blogging earlier articles? And I would like to hear from ALL subscribers who are willing to share—even if you have never commented on the blog before.
Thanks to you and others, JWOB blog views for 2018 were up 19% over previous year! This continues a record of increases for every year since I began blogging. Thanks!