We all have blogs that we love to read and like many of us I keep the blogs I follow in Google Reader…about 150 of them. Fifty of them I classify as my “must reads” and on which I try to comment fairly regularly.
I read about the Blog of the Year 2012 Award on The Thought Palette blog a few weeks ago and have been thinking about it ever since. So before we leave 2012 too far behind, I’ve worked up my courage to nominate five of my favourite genealogy blogs from 2012. When I decided to choose from all those I love to read, whose writers offer me new ideas, great stories or images, themes, memes, learning opportunities or adventures, I felt like I was “defriending” my other genimates….rest assured I value each and every one of you.
.My choices for Blog of the Year 2012 Award are based on either a long-term feeling for each one, or for a particular post that brought me up short. They are:
Jennifer from On a Flesh & Bone Foundation. I’ve been reading Jennifer’s posts for a couple of years and never been disappointed in a single one. Each post is carefully crafted, well written, sometimes emotional and always evocative.
Catherine from Seeking Susan~Meeting Marie~Finding Family. Catherine has reduced me to tears more than once this year which I think ensures her position here. I also love her use of colloquial Australian expressions.
Kristin from Finding Eliza. Kristin’s posts are always inspiring as are her family photo collages, her life story, and that of her ancestors.
James Tanner’s Genealogy’s Star blog certainly ends up with lots of stars in my Google Reader as I flag posts to revisit for further thought.
Crissouli has several blogs but it’s her own poetry that so often captures my imagination as well as her commitment to County Clare research, a topic near to my heart.
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To all my geneablogging buddies, I value your posts and your inspiration every day…you’re all stars in my eyes! You’ve also given me a genea-community around the world so that it no longer feels isolating to be stuck away in Australia’s tropical north. THANK YOU ONE & ALL. You can see many of my favourite family history blogs on my blog links page. If there are any you haven’t come across why not have a look.