Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Genealogy Blogging Prompts

I want to give a shout out to Amy Coffin's great post, "Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog. 52 ideas. 52 weeks," over at We Tree.

I've always been a fan of prompts since there are many times when even I get writer's block or try to come up with an idea for my next post. An example of journaling or blogging prompts are the series posted by Miriam Midkiff Robbins over at AnceStories2: Stories of Me for My Descendants, of which I am a big fan.

Working off of Amy's great list, I'd like to propose this experiment: take the first four weeks and set them up as events in the Genea-Blogger group. One reason for doing this is: it appears we have several new genealogy blogs and members of Genea-Bloggers who haven't blogged before. I know they'd appreciate any assistance especially when it comes to topics to blog about.

Your feedback on this project is greatly appreciated.


Amy Coffin said...

I read everyone's genealogy resolutions this week and noticed how many people vowed to write more on their blogs. It seemed to me that many were putting unecessary pressure on themselves to crank out blog posts. Then you run the risk of writing becoming a chore and not the fun, rewardinng journey it should be.

These prompts were geared toward new and infrequent bloggers, but I would love it if everyone would use them.

Miriam said...

Great ideas!