Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome, Podcast Visitors

I've seen a spike in traffic of visitors from Lisa Louise Cooke's Family History #40 podcast, Why You Need a Blog and How to Do It, Part 1. I'd just like to say welcome to those who clicked through.

Thank you for stopping by my little blog! Let me tell you a little bit about the place: it's a multi-subject genealogy blog. Sometimes I talk about techy things and their relation to genealogy. Sometimes I talk about the personal research I'm doing in the hope that someone else will be looking for the same ancestors. Sometimes I just talk to myself because I like to talk about genealogy.

Hopefully, Lisa's podcast convinced you to start your own genealogy blog. If you feel that you can't measure up to other bloggers, allow me to prove that anyone can blog with the following examples:

1. You don't need to be a master of fine grammar.
I write like I speak, straight from the hip in a conversational tone. I make up words like DARing, which is a verb. It is the act performing research in the DAR databases.

2. You don't have to have a fancy blog layout.
Look at this blog, people. It's got all the color and pizazz of a hotel sheet. I could improve it, but I just haven't had the time. This simple white action gets the job done for now.

3. There are no rules, unless you want rules because it's your blog.
My rule is that I can do whatever I want because it's my blog. I don't have a specific theme because that's not how my genealogy adventures roll. My research is all over the place and so is my blog. I have fun with it. Hopefully others do, too.

4. Genealogists are the nicest people in the world.
The will welcome you, support you, and follow you. All you need to do is take the first step of starting a genealogy blog.

Hopefully my exposure as the least-exciting village idiot of geneabloggers will give you the boost you need to launch your own blog. In all sincerity, the friends I've met, the research strides I've made, and the family tree advancements I've accomplished have made this one of the best experiences of my life. I love what I do. I love writing this blog. And I'd love reading about yours too.

Drop me a line, or leave a comment when you're blog is up and running so I can add it to my Google Reader. Thanks again for visiting We Tree. I hope you'll stick around and see what new discoveries I find and what words I can make up next.


  1. Oh Amy, Amy, Amy! But you are OUR Village idiot and we love you!

    ps. my word verification for this comment was the word EXHUME - perhaps because I will have fallen into a deep hole after posting this and will need to be dug out LOL

  2. Hi Amy,

    My made-up word is "genealogying". It is a verb meaning doing genealogy research. Actually, my husband coined the term, but I use it all the time.

    Tina :-)

  3. Amy, I'm so glad my listeners are visiting your blog. You are so right that genealogists are nice people, and my listeners are definitely some of the nicest! I look forward to sharing your other blogging story with them on next week's episode.