Thursday, 18 July 2013

Thankful Thursday – I’m in the top 50!

I don’t think this is an official blogging prompt but it sounded good to me!

I’ve only been blogging a little over a year, so I was surprised and flattered to find myself on Inside History’s 2013 list of Top 50 Genealogy blogs.

I enjoy Inside History on my iPad – a great way to read it! You can carry all the issues with you, there’s extra info and direct links to websites, and it has the added bonus of being cheaper.

I started my blog as a travel blog for my long-awaited trip to Europe, squeezing in a few family history ‘hot spots’ throughout the journey: Maastricht, Fromelles, West Cornwall.
I chose the name so it could be ‘my tracks’ of travel and ‘my ancestor’s tracks’ for genealogy.
So, returning home in the habit of writing regularly and spurred on my fellow blogger Geniaus, my blog changed into a geneablog.

To those out there thinking about blogging, just do it.
Start with even just a photo and caption, or a paragraph or two. The rewards are endless. 
I had heard stories of other bloggers finding long-lost cousins, or new cousins, or new information but I didn’t think it would happen so quickly, or that I would find so many relatives who would share so much.

The theme of this issue of Inside History is Eureka moments in family history and blogging has certainly led to quite a few of those for me.

You can find the Top 50 list here.

1 comment:

  1. Jackie,

    You have not wavered in your commitment to your blogging this past year. Congratulations on your efforts - it has been great to witness your passion for blogging.