Whew! The Big Genealogy Book is here! And you can read it! Or stare at it! Or put it on your virtual shelf and forget about it! But the point is that it's done and I completed a genealogy goal. It feels nice.
Here's the lowdown:
Chapter 1: Why Start a Genealogy Blog?
Chapter 2: Six Blogging Myths
Chapter 3: Tips for Writing Good Blog Posts
Chapter 4: How to Get More Blog Readers
Chapter 5: How to Get More Blog Comments and Mentions
Chapter 6: Quality Control: A Blogger's Checklist
Chapter 7: Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks
Chapter 8: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy
Chapter 9: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
Chapter 10: 25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs
Chapter 11: 20 Blog Topics for Professional Genealogists
The Big Genealogy Blog Book is available as a PDF download or in EPUB format from Lulu.com (NOOK and iBookstore coming soon). It is also available for Kindle from Amazon.com.
Having a genealogy blog has really enhanced my family history research and my social life. I've made so many friends and met so many cousins. Blogging is really quite easy and very rewarding.
I preach about genealogy blogging whenever I can. Sometimes I'm met with trepidation, genuine technological fear and many excuses. I wrote The Big Genealogy Blog Book to meet that audience. It won't be a bestseller, but if we can get a few more active genealogy blogs out of the effort, then I have done my part.
The Big Genealogy Blog Book
$2.99 (or your country's equivalent)
Thanks for everyone's encouragement along the way.