Saturday, November 17, 2012

Society Saturday: Why People Blog?

[Editor's Note: Republished by permission of GeneaBloggers. Click all links for the original posts.]

I've been reading the "May I Introduce To You..." article series which is posted periodically on Geneabloggers.  The series is written by Gini Webb and the actual interview subjects.  Gini interviews people who use a blog as one tool to document their family history research.  She asks the interviewees to respond to various questions such as:
  • How did you get started in genealogy
  • Thoughts on creating a blog
  • How do you follow other bloggers
  • Favorite blog post
  • Tips for new genealogy bloggers
  • Favorite ancestor
  • How genealogy improved their life
  • What they love most about genealogy
  • Their time capsule message
I learned the various reasons a personal blog is created, that not all bloggers are 'techies', surprises await as to who reads your blog, and, a huge plus, you may get answers or more clues to a brickwall from a reader or connect with a new-found relative.  Read a sampling of interviews posted below with permission and their blog.  Read other interviews by subscribing to GeneaBloggers.

Joan Hill interview and blog Roots'n'Leaves.

Holly Spencer interview and blog Raeburn Family Odyssey

Craig Manson interview and blog GeneaBlogie.
Do you have a blog or are you thinking about creating one?  Let us know.  Send the Root Cellar Tech Team an email  We can help.  And remember, the blogging guru himself, Thomas MacEntee, will be in Sacramento in person on March 16, 2013 at the Root Cellar Spring Seminar.   

About the Interviewer
Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology., while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!  [Nice genealogy research toolbox on her blog also.]

posted by Denise H. Richmond
My thanks to Thomas, Gini and the interviewees for permission to republish.

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