My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Blogs are Slogs" and Good Blogs to Read and Follow

The title, "Blogs are slogs, so companies just quit" was the title of an article in USA Today, the newspaper on April 20th 2012. Well, it caught my eye that's for sure. The first paragraph, "With the emergence of social media, more companies are replacing blogs with nimbler tools requiring less time and resources, such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter." The article also states, "You need content regularly. And you need to think about the risk of blogging, accepting comments, liability issues, defamation. One benefit of a blog: It's a tool and content you own."


I've received many benefits from my blog, that being connections to people who share cousins, and love the exchange of ideas. I get that too, from reading other blogs. However, there is a lot of thinking and time spent writing an article. If you know my blog you know I usually have a photo, that takes additional time, for planning and travel. No complaints here, I love it, but I'm feeling like a Slog. Sometimes, nothing else gets done, my life is a big blog.


On that note, I'm finally stating my first publicly stated goal. Beginning in May, I plan to cut back on blogging until Labor Day. Library trips and research will continue.


Within the month I was fortunate to have 40 new subscribers to my blog, and I thought the new readers might like to see other genealogy blogs. Some of my favorite blogs are below, and I hope you check them out and subscribe or follow them also. They cover a  wide range of topics such as technical, legal, general research, organizing hints, and a combination of genealogy with travel. None cover New England genealogy, otherwise I would have to list too many, however, you may write me if you want suggestions.



A Three Genealogy

Genealogy's Star

Betty’s Genealogy Blog

TJLGenes: Preserving Our Family History

Reflections from the Fence

Genealogy by Ginger’s Blog

The Legal Genealogist

Old Stones Undeciphered

Turning of Generatiaons

Journey to the Past

6 comments:

Michelle Goodrum said...

Thanks for the shout out! The other blogs in your list are wonderful as well. I read all of them.

Will miss your online presence over the summer. Always look forward to your post wherever and whenever. Happy travels and happy researching!

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Thanks, Barbara, I am honored to be included. Have fun with your research. I know I struggle managing my time between blogging and research.

Carol G said...

Thank you very much Barbara. I am still quite new at the whole idea of blogging. I just recently found yours and subcribed to it. I am impressed with your 40 new followers. I would very much like to have some followers as well, but don't seem to be doing something right. Perhaps sometime you could share some advice on that subject. I have taken the steps I can to make it public, and I believe it is searchable through Google. May you have a wonderful summer, and much success with your research!

Carol said...

Thanks for the fine and humbling shout out. Those are all such fine blogs, I am more than honored to be in their company. Thank you.

Have a great summer!

Jill Ball said...

Thanks for your list. T here are a few faves of mine here plus some new ones to check out.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you everybody for your comments. Carol G. perhaps you can write me at BarbaraPoole@Gmail.com, and we will take it from there.