#31WBGB: Find a Blog Buddy

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Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!    This week’s task is to find a blog buddy.  Let’s face it; blogging is often a solitary endeavor.  Bloggers who work together, often have more success.  Blogging buddies can be one-on-one relationships or small groups. 9 Reasons You Need a Blog Buddy […]

#31WBGB: Update a Key Page

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Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  This week* our topic is updating a key page or post on your blog. What pages are important on your blog? Spend a few minutes identifying about 10 pages or posts on your blog that are the most important or most powerful […]

#31WBGB: Develop an Editorial Calendar

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Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Can you believe that we are over a third of the way through?  Last week we spent some time brainstorming post ideas.  This week our topic is planning a posting schedule (aka editorial calendar) to keep up with all those ideas. Benefits […]

#31WBGB: Come Up With 10 Post Ideas

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Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  I apologize for the late posting, but I’m really excited about this topic and hope you will be, too. Have you ever run out of things to write about? Coming up with ideas for fresh content is a challenge that faces most […]

99 Genealogy Things

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Variations of this meme have been floating around for awhile.  This version came from Valerie Elkins at Family Cherished.  You know, this would be a good basis for a bucket list.  Just saying. Key: Things you have already done or found – bold type Things you would like to do or find – italics Things […]

#31WBGB: Set Up Monitoring Alerts

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Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Our topic for week 10 is setting up alerts to monitor what is happening in our areas of genealogy.  Alerts are useful for both blogging and for genealogy research, so they are a great addition to any geneablogger’s toolbox. Reasons to Use […]

Genealogy To-Dos – August Wrap-Up

Another great month.  I really got a lot done.  I was worried that I was overbooking myself with my to-do list,  since I was on vacation part of the time, but it all worked out. Research Continue working on Patterson-Chapman line: a) wrap up all the census work for the children John Patterson-Nancy Chapman. b) […]

#31WBGB: Participate in an Online Genealogy Group

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Welcome to Week 9 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Our topic this week is participating in online genealogy groups.  These could be forums, mailing lists, message boards, facebook groups, etc. Why Should We Participate in Online Genealogy Groups? There are three main reasons to participate in online communities: Profile Building – if […]

#31WBGB: Interlink Your Old Blog Posts

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Welcome to Week 8 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Our topic this week is interlinking old blog posts. Why Should We Interlink Posts? There are three main reasons to interlink posts within one’s own blog: To help your readers – if you’ve written other posts on a similar topic or that tie […]

#31WBGB: Write a Link Post

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Welcome to Week 7 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  Week 5’s topic is about linking out to other blogs or websites. Why should you link to other sites? Linking out gives something valuable to your readers.  There is a lot of great information out there, but who has the time to sort […]