Back in late August, Lynn Palermo wrote an article entitled, New Genealogy Bloggers…Who Are You?, where she essentially challenged all genealogy bloggers to, at a minimum, include their name somewhere on their blog. Ultimately Lynn pleaded with genealogy bloggers to have an “about” page that tells their audience a little bit about themselves. Her advice was general in nature and applied to all genealogy bloggers.
**An up-to-date listing can be found in my list “Societies Using Social Media” at the social bookmarking website, Diigo.**
As I was preparing a contact list for Illinois genealogical and historical societies for an FGS publicity task, I made an interesting discovery. A fair number of Illinois societies are taking advantage of social media/networking sites such as Facebook and blogs. Better yet, most of them are active, posting all sorts of information including history tidbits, photos, and events. It also seems that even those who do not have an actual website for their society are embracing these alternative online options.
If you’ve had a blog for awhile, you probably have numerous posts. Many of us who use Blogger, use the Label feature to categorize our posts. We then use the Label widget to display those categories making it easier for people to find all the posts in that category. Unfortunately, this list can get extremely long. Additionally, when you click on the category link, it takes you to a page that produces the full-length posts in that category. I have been looking for a way to use the new Pages feature on Blogger to display my Label list as opposed to the widget sidebar. Yesterday, I finally found a way to dynamically (automatically) create this page.
The GeneaBloggers were certainly busy in July. Here’s a list of carnivals they participated in this month.
Let’s see what the GeneaBloggers were up to in June.
May’s been a busy month for the GeneaBloggers. Let’s see what they’ve been up to.
- Carnival of Genealogy – Local History
- Smile for the Camera – All Creatures Great and Small
- Carnival of Genealogy – Mothers!
- A Festival of Postcards – Wheels
- Carnival of Central & Eastern European Genealogy – Food
- Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – Irish Names
- Graveyard Rabbits Carnival – Veterans’ Memorials
Just what were the GeneaBloggers up to in April? Let’s take a look.
- Carnival of Genealogy – What if…?
- Weekly Genealogy Prompt – #14
- Smile for the Camera – Noble Life
- Carnival of Genealogy – Say Uncle!
- Weekly Genealogy Prompt – #15
- Carnival of Central & Eastern Europe Genealogy – Easter & Passover Traditions
- Graveyard Rabbits Carnival – Cemetery Preservation
- Weekly Genealogy Prompt – #16
- Canadian Genealogy Carnival – Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors
- Weekly Genealogy Prompt – #17
Let’s see what the genea-bloggers were up to in March.
- Carnival of Genealogy – Nobody’s Fool
- Smile for the Camera – Brothers & Sisters
- Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Cabinet of Curiosities – 15th Edition
- Carnival of Genealogy – A Tribute to Women
- Graveyard Rabbits Carnival – Burial Customs
- Bound for Mom – A Journey of Firsts
- Carnival of Central & Eastern European Genealogy – Women in Central & Eastern European