view of Salandra, Matera, Basilicata, Italy by Antonio DiPersia

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Instructions for Following, Commenting and Posting

This is an open blog and anyone can become a follower.  You don’t even have to be an Ambruso descendant.  All you have to do is click the blue patch on the right side labeled: “Join this site”, and follow the instructions.  It will ask that you identify yourself by connecting to an account that you have already created on Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM, Netlog or Open ID.  If you do not have an account on any of these, you can create a Google account.  By following this blog, you can be automatically notified whenever there is a new posting.
Click on “Comments” at the bottom of any post to add your own comments, insights, questions, stories…whatever.  Again, it will ask you to identify yourself by connecting to an existing account on Google, LiveJournal, WordPress, AIM, TypePad  or Open ID.  You will have to set up an account on one of these services to post comments.  Of course, you can always post comments as “Anonymous” and then identify yourself in the text.
This blog is set up as a “Team Blog”. You are encouraged to add your own posts to this blog.  However, in order to do so, there are two steps:  First, you must have a Google account.  Second, you must contact me at with the e-mail address you want to use, and I will set you up as an “Author”.  You can then create and edit your own posts at any time.
I sincerely hope you will all become members of this blog and comment on the posts.  Let’s make it an active site that will be both interesting and enjoyable.
Please contact me directly if you have any problems Following, Commenting or Posting. 


  1. Hi John, my aunt recommended your blog and I would like to follow it, I'm an Ambruso descendant from the ones that settled in NJ. I'll send you an email so we can stay in touch. Best, A.

  2. Ana,
    Yes, send me an e-mail. If you want to add posts, just tell me and I will set you up as author. In any case, you should click on the blue "Join this site" button on the right and register as a member.