Two Word Tuesday

Last night I was pondering which term from the growing list of contenders I have in Evernote I would add to the Geneadictionary today. This morning when I opened up Twitter  there was a geneagift from my genimate Carmel who had offered up two new words, Geneashot and Geneashort so no further thinking was required.

Read Carmel’s tweet for some Twitter tips and two new definitions.


Tweet from Carmel 21/04/2015

Thanks Carmel for making up my mind and for your support of the Geneadictionary.


I have been known to lament about the Swimmers in my family, not those who take daily to the pool to do a few laps but Swimmers of the ancestor variety.

My mate Pauleen obviously has Swimmers in her family as she also suggested in a recent tweet that I include Swimmers in the Geneadictionary.

Swimmers: probably a southern hemisphere term for those whose arrival ship is unknown, and possibly likely to remain so.

Seven Days in the Life of a Blog

This evening the Geneadictionary is one week old..

I am thrilled with the response I have had from the geneablogging community. There have been encouraing comments on the blog, the URL has been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ by my geneablogging friends and the blog has received mentions on two “Best of the week” type lists. Several folk have signed up to follow the blog. Thanks to all of you for your support.

What has been absolutely delightful is the collection of geneawords that people have suggested for the dictionary, here I must single out my mate, Pauleen Cass, a human geneadictionary, who has suggested a raft of words for inclusion. I added around 15 more words yesterday and have more to add. I am tempted to create and post entries for all of the Geneadictionary words immediately but I am trying to restrain myself lest I flood the blogisphere or run out of content. Please take a look at the Geneadictionary and AKAs pages and let me know of any additions or please share any information you may have about the history of the words there.

Between 16 and 38 visitors have visited the site each day (can’t find a total) and they have made a total of 479 page views. I think that’s pretty healthy for an infant blog and am rather chuffed.

Page Views by Day

Page Views by Day

As would be expected most of the visitors are from English speaking countries with Australia just nudging out the United States for most page views. A special g’day goes to the visitors from Italy and Sweden.

Page Views by Country

Can  you tell thatI am enjoying the way that WordPress displays statistics which is so different from what i am used to with Blogger. BTW most visitors came via Google+, my favourite social media site for genealogy, followed by Facebook,Twitter, Geneabloggers and GeniAus.

I wonder what next week will bring?