Monday, March 15, 2010

Shades Celebrates Two Years Of Tons Of Fun

Two years ago today with this post, No Place For A Lady, Shades started down the road to blogging history. The history part is that I'm still enjoying it two years later.

It's been a wonderful year for Shades.

First, Shades Of The Departed was voted one of Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs. Thank you, to all those who voted and to Family Tree Magazine. Shades is honored to be in such esteemed company. And thank you to those who write for Shades, the regular columnists and those who contribute feature articles. They are Shades. Shades is all about the fascination with old photographs and our connection to them. We love what we do.

Today, Shades will have been presenting, Twice Told Tuesday, Web Wandering Wednesday and Many Things Thursday for two years. And this year Shades' dream of becoming a Digital Magazine came true with the November 2009 Inaugural Issue. Thank you to all who read and comment. Those of us who work to create Shades thank you for your support.

Let me introduce you to the heart of Shades. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the finest writers and best friends Shades and I could ask for in working toward building an online community dedicated to old photographs and the part they play in our family history.

The excellent writers of Shades write for their own blogs as well. If you enjoy their work, please take a moment to say so and support what they do.



APPEALING SUBJECTS
BY CRAIG MANSON
GeneaBlogie






THE HUMOR OF IT
What's Past is Prologue







THE HEALING BRUSH
BY GEORGE GEDER
George Geder






SAVING FACE
BY REBECCA FENNING
Sense of Face






CAPTURED MOMENTS
BY VICKIE EVERHART
BeNotForgot






THE YEAR WAS
BY SHERI FENLEY
Educated Genealogist






THE Future Of Memories
BY DENISE OLSON
Family Matters






MISS PENELOPE DREADFUL
BY DENISE LEVENICK
The FamilyCurator







IN2GENEALOGY
BY CAROLINE POINTER
Family Stories




I'd also like to thank the Shades readers who have have twittered, emailed, and commented Shades happenings. We do it for you, but we can't do it without you. Thank you!

Here's to the next year!

9 Comments:

Blogger Sheri said...

OMG Has it been two years? Time flys when you travel with people like the group from Shades! It is people like them that make the world a better place to live in. That said. . .

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY DEAR SHAAAAADESS, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOUUUU!

March 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Sanjay Maharaj said...

Congratulations on being 2 years old and your success especially being voted as oneof the top genealogy site, quite an achievement for two years.
Continue with your good work as I look forward to not only reading but enjoying your thoughts and posts.
Well done

March 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Donner said...

Happy Blogiversary, fM - and many more!

March 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Jason Smith said...

I am very excited about the two year anniversary of Shades, because, to be honest, it allowed me find out about you through celebratory postings on twitter. I just recently posted an article on my blog about trying to identify photos of unknown persons. To find out that Shades has a great interest in old photos was so great!

I am definitely keeping my eye on Shades and your digital magazine. I wish you many more years of success!

March 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Steve Danko said...

Happy Blogiversary and best wishes for many more!

March 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Apple said...

Only two? It's been a wonderful two! Happy Blogiversary!

March 15, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Barbara Holz Sullivan said...

This issue is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much. I immediately read it from "cover" to "cover" and because I have a collection of "nurs-iana", I especially loved the stories and vintage photos of nurses.

March 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Congratulations on two terrific years of educating and entertaining the genea-blogging community! We love Shades!!! We love Shades!!!

March 15, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you each and everyone. You and the people I work with are what has made this two wonderful years.

Do I have something else up my sleeve? I just might.

-fM

March 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

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