Thank you to all who followed my blog this year, and especially to those who made comments and became followers. As I have been writing privately, compiling much of my actual family history research for my actual family, I have not been posting here as much. I’ve also been venturing far afield from the “Maher” topic, and have gone back to my studio, where art-making takes precedence again, as it always used to.
July will mark my third year as a blogger. May wonders never cease! I’ve contemplated taking this site down, but am currently thinking I’ll give it another year. Returning to Ireland is on my agenda in 2014, and that will undoubtedly instigate new discoveries and reasons to write. I welcome suggestions from readers – what more would you like to see here?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Maher Matters.
Here’s an excerpt from their stats:
“The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.”
Thanks again for viewing! Wishing you all good things in 2014!
©2013 Janet Maher / Sinéad Ni Mheachair
All Rights Reserved
Best wishes to you and Paul for this coming year from JB and I. It is great to read about your findings on family.
And all good wishes to you too! I think of you often as we live with your own ceramic numbers at our front door and several of JB’s broadsides frames in three different rooms, as well as “wabi-sabi” pottery, which I love. So good to be surrounded by friends through their artwork, if it’s not possible to be near in person!
Nicole Blaisdell Ivey said:
Happy New Year Janet. You do great work and I’m glad that you’ve decided to
continue with this fascinating and thoughtful community research site for another year. Thank you for your endless generosity and your contributions to art, history, and research.
Happy travels in 2014,
Nicole Blaisdell Ivey
Nicole, Thank you. I feel we are fellow travelers in this now that you’ve done your great work for and about your dad. Quite the journey. Hugs to everyone and a great new year for you all. (We may come out!)
Happy New Year, Janet.. It’s not the quantity, but the quality that counts and you have that covered. I’d love to see more of your art, or whatever else you do. Your blog should be whatever you feel like posting, it doesn’t have to follow any perceived guidelines. Enjoy and relax…
Dear Chris – thank you for always being so supportive and pointing me forward. It’s so great to feel your awareness on the other side of the globe. Have a great new year!
Ginny Honahan Bieser said:
Please do continue! You’ve given me so much history on the name and do so appreciate your research. I feel so much more connected to my Maher/Meagher grandparents reading your connections. I’m still searching for their history but it’s nice to read your past blogs. Thank you. Happy New Year.
Thank you, Ginny. It’s really good to hear this and I appreciate your telling me. Have something started re my O’Donnells, and given these “thumbs ups”, I will go ahead and morph it into something for here in the near future. Good luck with your continued searching!