Once again blogger extraordinaire, Jill aka Geniaus, has challenged us to think about our blogging practice, and especially the use of hyperlinks. I only read Jill’s post about hyperlinking a few days ago and I’ve been reflecting on my practice ever since. So what are my strategies – always assuming I’m not rushing, or distracted, … More Thinking about linking – thanks to Geniaus
Jill Ball from Geniaus asked us to respond to her Social Media Geneameme. Here are my comments on the Geneameme: 1. Tell us about your favourite social media tool and why you like it. If we can count blogging as social media, which I would, then that would be my favourite. It gives me the … More Social Media Geneameme
Earlier this week I received a google alert highlighting an Inside History article on blogging by Jill Ball (aka Geniaus). Now the fact that Jill was writing about blogging would come as no surprise to any of us but what astonished and delighted me was to find that my own blog rated a mention in her … More Inside History, Geniaus and her 50 top blogs
Geniaus has been at it again and has set us a challenge to honour the National Year of Reading. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) (I’ve italicised the names so need the colour to … More The Reader Geneameme
Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog, in conjunction with Geneabloggers, has kicked off 2012 with a new series of weekly blogging prompts themed as 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. Week 1 is Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you … More 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy: Week 1: Blogs to inspire.
Today is my second anniversary of blog-writing. It’s been a fascinating journey and one which has taken me on a different path from what I originally anticipated. When I began I wanted to share information on “my” Dorfprozelten immigrants, try to attract anyone with Broadford or East Clare ancestry and share some of my family … More Second anniversary of my blog – sharing and learning in community with other genies around the world.
Following on my posts about the changes in family history over the past 25 years I thought it would be good to look at family history resources beyond the internet and how we use them today. I’ve built up a list of 60 resources or activities that take our research beyond the digitised records (much … More Beyond the Internet Geneameme
Geniaus has set us another challenge with The Ancestors’ Geneameme. This is my response to the challenge. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) Things you haven’t done or found and don’t … More The Ancestors’ Geneameme challenge from Geniaus
Along with the 99 Things Genealogy Aussie style meme, Geniaus has brought this more general topic to our attention. It has nothing to do with genealogy but it will tell readers something about me. Found on Stephen’s Lighthouse, Blog with this invitation “It’s harder and causes more reflection than you’d think. Play if you like. … More 99 Things meme
Geniaus has amended an earlier meme from Becky in May 2009 over at Kinexxions. Geniaus thought it was time to dinkumise it (ie make it ridgey-didge or pure Aussie). This is the Australian version of this 99 Things Genealogy meme. My own feeling is that the National Archives in Washington (#68) escaped being dinkumised (or … More 99 Things Genealogy Meme