Did you keep a scrapbook in your childhood? Was it something like this - black pages with all kinds of ephemera pasted or taped to them? It's always a delight to pull out an old photo album or scrapbook and take a trip down memory lane. It's even more exciting when we get our hands… Continue reading Reimagining the Scrapbook
Are you looking for an easy, affordable and private way to share news, photos and family history in your family? The Posthaven blog platform may be just the thing. Posthaven doesn’t have the whistles and bells offered by the the major blog sites, but it does provide a simple and easy service for posting and… Continue reading The Family News Network
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… Continue reading Writing for the Future
This is my first blog post - October 22, 2003. It doesn't seem like it's been that long . . . until I start looking at all the stuff between then and now. Thanks to all of you who've been there with me.
I love blogging! It has so many advantages for the genealogist/family historian that I can’t imagine trying to research without including a blog in the process. Not only does it allow me to write the stories of my ancestors as my research develops them, it’s also easy to update those stories when new facts come… Continue reading Archival Quality Blogging
It looks like the demise of RSS - and the blogs it supports - has gotten a reprieve. What brought this about? We can thank Apple's upcoming News app/service and Facebook Instant Articles for this new interest in syndicated feeds. Even Feedly is testing a publisher toolkit which could give us more contol on how… Continue reading RSS Ressurection?
Have you considered developing a writing workflow that not only makes it easy to post to your blog, but also create a copy in your writing platform of choice? You may want to do this - for more than just convenience.
You've spent a lot of time and effort writing those posts on your blog and now you have an impressive collection of family stories. Where do you go next?