Genealogy Bloggers, like those who blog on other personal hobbies, made resolutions to write more about their passion in 2009.
I've recently discovered a collection of Writer's Prompts designed to help the Genealogy Blogger with ideas for subjects.
In January 2009, Amy Coffin, of the blog We Tree, got an idea.
Well, OK, she got 52 of them. ;-D
Yes, you should blog more about genealogy! Carve out a little time for yourself (that means make an appointment for YOU and put it on your calendar). If you have a little writer’s block, don't worry. Help is on the way.
She created 1 Writing Prompt for every week in the year, and advised her readers that...
These are not intended to be done in order. Skip around and repeat all you want, so long as you have fun!
Of the 52 there are ones that caught my attention for the simple reason that I've done them already, and/or they get you out of the house in an entertaining, and educational way.
The Fact that I've done so many of them already, in my own way, or specifically as instructed in this list, surprised me, and has given me an idea for a follow-up to this post. ;-D
Use these prompts for those times when you’re stuck about something to write about.
Genealogy Blogging is a wonderful pastime to engage in, a wonderful habit worth cultivating, even if you don't devote your whole blog to it.
You do not have to be a Professional Roots Digger-Upper, just an ordinary person with a passion for exploring your Family History, as best you know how, and sharing your journey of discovery, with the world.
I am Exhibit A for this.
I began blogging in 2002, and included my interest in Genealogy in the mix of what I blog about from the start.
When I began this blog I expanded my Genealogy Blogroll with the hopes of expanding my Genealogy Blogging, and I'm making that increase in GeneaBlogging a doable Resolution for the rest of 2009.
Let Amy and her Writing Prompts, inspire you all year long, every year from now on. ;-D
Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks - Part 1
Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks - Part 2