Thursday was another busy day and a rainy one here in Chicago. I got an early start and just seemed to plow through my writing schedule. Thursday tends to be a quieter day in the genealogy blogosphere at least in my opinion. Perhaps because not as many bloggers participate in Treasure Chest Thursday - it is a fairly new daily blogging theme after all
- Went through blog posts from other bloggers pretty quickly - I think it helped I was up late the night before and in the middle of the night checking posts.
- Finally posted my review of dynastree over at GeneaBloggers. I also had to research the newly proposed FTC regulations on bloggers and reviewing products so I could construct a disclaimer statement. I think I'll also write a post about this type of disclaimer soon at GeneaBloggers since other bloggers may need to utilize the same language down the road.
- Worked about 2 hours on the latest baby book story installment - The Search for Marjorie Pauline Frost here at DAF. I've received many positive comments and readers seem to like that I am documenting my thought process in an "out loud voice."
- Decided which GenClass course I wanted to take in November - the one that I won this week. My choice: Jewish Internet Genealogy. Why? I am finding that more and more of the requests I get to do research for friends are from those with Jewish ancestry.
- Spent much of the day dealing with inquiries to a Craigslist ad I posted. No, not that kind of ad - at my age I'd get more money if I charged by the pound. The in-laws are having a garage sale starting today and they wanted me to advertise it on Craigslist. Well, I wasn't prepared for all the emails, people wanted to get a peek at stuff etc. Ugh.
- I was pretty much done by 5:30 pm with all my genealogy work. Went down to Wrigleyville (my old neighborhood near Wrigley Stadium) and met my friend Erica at Casey Moran's for $2 burger and $3 micro-brew night! Hey, it's the Great Recession and you gotta get cheap eats where you can!.
- When I got home, my evening was spent working on my class action lawsuit that I am help lead against my former law firm. Long story that actually has its own blog - Heller Highwater - and we are close to a settlement. I can finally start to recover wages that were never paid to me when I was laid off in October 2008.
- Just when I thought I was done, I realized I needed to post The Importance of Daily Blogging Themes at GB. There are two new daily blogging themes - Follow Friday and Surname Saturday - which meant setting up new pages for them, creating gene@pedia articles for them, and scheduling the blog posts.
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