Tag Archive for blogging

Is your blog accessible?

Technology has given us all some great tools to both publish and consume information. Our blogs allow us to connect with distant cousins and others researching the same people and places we are. Technology has also given people with disabilities access to most of the same information. But, with just a bit of effort on…

Blog From Your Journal

Blogging is an easy and affordable way to document your family history and the efforts taken to discover it. Blogging makes it easy to discover research cousins and has had a significant role in building the online genealogy community that connects so many of us today. And blogging is fun. But. Bloggers are dependent on…

Day One Publish

Day One, the amazing journaling app for Mac and iOS, has just released an update for its iPhone app which includes the ability to publish entries to your personal web site located at http://dayone.me. In addition, you can also have your entry posted to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. You choose which entries you want to…

The Posthaven Mailing List

Genealogy societies, historical societies, local civic and social groups, veterans groups and friends of the library often use email to keep their members informed about meetings, special events and society news. This is a good system, except for one thing – managing the mailing list. Even a small mailing list can be a challenge to keep updated…

Serialize your family history

One of the reasons there are so many geneabloggers is that we have discovered it as the perfect platform for creating and presenting our family history one story at a time. Instead of waiting until I have all my research completed, when I have gathered enough on a person or event, I’ll write that story…

Posthaven Update

Posthaven, the blog platform that is rising from the ashes of Posterous, recently passed another development milestone with the implementation of its email subscription service. Visitors can subscribe to receive new posts via email or the blog owner can add subscribers from the Settings page. This is particularly useful for private family blogs. Another useful…

Ten Years Ago . . .

I was inspired by the military bloggers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq who reported the story of those wars from a very personal perspective. Major Pain, the pseudonym of an Army Reserve nurse at a CSH (Combat Support Hospital) in Iraq, sent emails home to her brother who posted them on a blog site. Her…

Writing for the Future

Those of us who have photographs, letters, journals and other writings from our ancestors are blessed with a view of their worlds that no amount of vital records can provide. These are precious treasures which we spend a lot of time, money and effort to preserve. But, what are we doing to document and preserve…

Posthaven Ends Beta

Posthaven announced today that email posting is now functional and Posthaven’s beta period is over. This also means that Posthaven bloggers are no longer blogging for free. The $5.00 charge you paid to set up your account is now covering your first month’s service and beginning in September you will be charged $5.00 a month…