“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

I love this quote.  It inspires me for what the new year will bring.  With this, my second post of 2012, I want to say Happy New Year to all of my readers.  I received the statistics for the past year from WordPress and I am so grateful to my readers.

On January 19, 2011, I made my first post to my blog and since then, my blog has been viewed 2,200 times!  Wow!  That is amazing to me.  In Northern America, 98.4% were from the U.S. and 1.6% were from Canada.  In Europe, 35.3% were from the netherlands, 17.6% were from the U.K., 11.8% were from Norway, 7.8% were from Demark, and 5.9% were from Germany.  In Asia, 48.9% Philippines, 17.8% were from India, 8.9% were from Indonesia, and Japan and Vietnam are tied at 4.4%.

It just blows me away that my little blog on researching my family history has reached people in such far away places.  Thank you seems like such a small effort to show my gratitued, but I can’t say it enough.

So, to my readers:  Thank you!  Thank you!  THANK YOU!