Sunday, January 1, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Blogs

Amy Coffin is starting another “52 Weeks” project on Sunday, January 1, 2012 and it is entitled 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. It is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and family historians to highlight those genealogy resources for which they are thankful.  Here's the first:

Week 1 – Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you most thankful? Is it one of the earliest blogs you read, or a current one? What is special about the blog and why should others read it?

For me, this first one is an easy one.  No question, as a genealogy blogger, I'm most thankful for Thomas McEntee's Geneabloggers.  It's a fantastic resource for getting started in genealogy, plus a great central clearinghouse for all sorts of current information about the genealogy blogging scene.  Thomas regularly posts the blogging prompts for the week and items of interest you might want to incorporate into your blog, such as national and international days of various note.  He also has a series of articles about various aspects of producing a blog.

If you're thinking of starting a genealogy blog, give Geneabloggers a look, you'll see how much easier it will be with Thomas' words of wisdom and experience to help you get up to speed.  If you're already writing a blog, take a look anyway!  You'll be sure ot find some helpful information to make your blog even better!

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