Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Best Laid Plans

Petey says hi.

About that book of's the intended plan and the current situation:

Back in December, I had a visit with my friend The Family Curator and she encouraged me to write an e-book. So I did. I call it The Big Genealogy Blog Book. It has 200+ topics for genealogy bloggers and more. Lots more.

The original plan was to finish it in the spring and release it mid-summer with the intent of blabbing all about it when I went to the FGS conference this September. As a perk, I was also going to release a cool "freebie" (via to everyone as a way to drum up some chatter about said book.

Then just as I was ready to flip the switch, Google said they were changing the name of Blogger, and to look for the new developments in the coming weeks. Since my book is about genealogy blogs, I use the word Blogger and its subsequent URL several times. 

Now you can see my dilemma. If I released the book now, it would be current only as long as Google referred to their blog platform as Blogger --a matter of weeks. I'd rather wait for Blogger to become "Google Blogs" or whatever and include the new URL in the book. 

So basically my book is delayed and I have no reason to blab all about it at FGS.

I am still going to publish the freebie within the next few days though. Stay tuned...


  1. I can't wait for your book to come out! Very exciting! Are you also going to publish it on the Nook and Kindle?

  2. I'm looking forward to the book. I say let folks know at FGS to look out for something from you. My question is Petey included??

  3. Jen, thanks! I hope to publish to both Nook and Kindle, but I have to figure out how to do that. The real purpose of this project is to teach me how to do those things. :)

  4. Denise, no Petey included. I can't get him off of the bed.

  5. Whoo hoo! I am excited. Kindle will be great for me. : )

  6. No, you should see Petey in the morning, not being in the book is his punishment.