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It’s our Blogiversary

June 27, 2015

Today is the 4th anniversary of this little blog, it’s Blogiversary. My very first post was a look at why and how I became fascinated about family history.

As my family research progressed, I knew that I desperately wanted to write a book about our family history. The problem was that the job seemed so large, and my time so small, so I knew it would never happen. Maybe, one day in my retirement there would be time, but I was too impatient to wait for that.

So the solution was to start a blog, where I could record family stories and research results which would be the basis for my planned book in the future. The plan I envisaged was to organise my posts as the stories would appear in the book.

But that plan went out the window in the first week. Mostly as it turned out, the posts are haphazard, written and posted as they occur to me. There is no organisational plan to them at all. At times they seem to be all over the place and they definitely do go off on unexpected tangents. At first I worried about this, until I realised this is exactly how my life seems to be – no plan, all over the place, and definitely taking unexpected twists and turns.

Also, I hoped that blogging would give me much needed writing practice. As it has. But I feel that I need much more of that, probably some formal workshops would be a good idea.

The one thing about the blog that has surprised me is that my stories have been found by other researchers, distant cousins, who have followed the blog & kept in contact with me. Many of these distant cousins I have met over the years. This is something I love about the blog. But I do regret that at the moment, I don’t have time for as much contact as I would like.

And even though I have huge time constraints in my life at the moment due to my work hours, there will still be regular posts occurring.

I look forward to the day that I can devote the time to the blog that I would like to and also continue to mark offmthe many jobs  on  my research to-do list.



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  1. Happy 4th Blogiversary Jennifer!

  2. Happy Blogiversary Jennifer!

    I totally relate to your comments! Work gets in the way of blogging and research!!! The researcher’s “to do” list is the only list that gets bigger in time rather than smaller!

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