Friday, April 30, 2010

Payoffs of Blogging

Payoffs, doesn't that have a great sound?

Last night I was IMing with a dear friend when my email delivered not one but TWO emails from readers contacting me to:
  1. Thank me.  You are welcome.  Email from Annemarie (who for some reason I have called Amy more than once, geesh how uncouth is that??).  She wanted to thank me, and let me know, she owes me one (isn't that sweet?).  She is a faithful reader, reads me, skips over and reads the Wild Ones (Anne and Karen) and then jumps up and down my favorite blogs list and reads some of those as well.  Last night she discovered Family Tree Writer hosted by Sherry Stocking Kline.  Sherry is from Sumner County Kansas and Annemarie has an interest in Sumner County.  Annemarie is very happy to have discovered this blog and I am happy to have been a helper along the way!
  2. Then there was the email from Debbie Blanton McCoy over at Blanton Family Roots and Branches.  She read my post, Stepping Sideways, Research Style, and to quote her, "When I saw that death certificate, I did a double take. I had to look at it several times to make sure I was seeing what I thought I saw. Haha!"  Debbie, it seems, has done a bucket load of Blanton research, and has been looking for a J. M. Blanton found on the 1860 census of Walker County Alabama, she knows him to be J. Marion Blanton.  But J. Marion has been a bit of a brick wall for her.  So, we will be doing some sharing and comparing, which we started last night.  I have to fess up, I have seen her blog several times, and looked at the Blanton name, but had not done any follow up about it. Guess we needed that death certificate first, eh??
So, ya, blogging has it's payoffs, and last night there were two.


*By the way, Marion Blanton married the sister of my great-grandmother.

*Graphic thanks to http://webclipart.about.com/ (Not sure bout that eye thing there, is she in shock or happy?  LOL)

Copyright 2010, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

8 comments:

TennLady said...

The wonders of blogging.

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

That's awesome! Thank you for mentioning me, and I'm excited that AnneMarie has found "us" at the Sumner County History & Genealogy Center. I hadn't been volunteering at the center much until recently when I started indexing the Pioneer Settler files and I still am not as knowledgeable as would be good at what resources are there, but there is an amazing amount of info stored and preserved to be shared in that tiny little room! If AnneMarie goes to the http://www.ksschgs.com website, she can send an e-mail and request look-ups on the info that she wants. Charges are minimal and go to keeping the doors open!

Love your Blog!

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

I forgot to say that you get to do TWO Happy Dances all in one day! Woo Hoo!

Carol said...

Sherry, you are welcome for the mention, I was going to stop by and drop you a note about it, but had to run out and by the time I did my walk and my errands, you found it yourself! LOL

Yep, 2 happy dances last night. Won't turn em down!

Greta Koehl said...

This is so cool. I also had two contacts this week through my blog. It's amazing how this blogging thing really does pay off....

Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

Carol, thanks for the mention. We just got home from our trip and as soon as I get unpacked and settled, we'll tackle the Marion Blanton research! BTW, Marion is the son of my great grand uncle.

Barbara said...

Carol, seems we are all getting "thank yous" and now I want to send one to you. First, that was nice of you to post those Ten Eyck names to my blog, unfortunately, I don't know who they are. And second, I learned how to use the macro on my small camera yesterday...it was because of your mentioning your macro that I decided to learn something. Your bleeding heart collage is great, now I have to do it as well! Thanks.

lindalee said...

Way cool. So exciting to get a nod from a fellow researcher who found you through the blog. That was one of the reasons I began blogging.