Sunday, January 1, 2012
My Wish for You in 2012
Happy 2012 to you and yours.
2011 was a pretty crazy year, genealogically speaking. New companies sprouted up, while old companies bought each other. Genealogy as an industry is getting a bigger profile and that's causing a lot of interesting things to happen to our once serene little hobby.
Thank goodness for our blogs, where we meet to discuss and analyze those developments. I don't know about you, but my blog is a retreat from regular life. It's my own version of a man cave, or antique car garage or hunting trip. It's my escape and will continue to be so in the future. It's my voice and it's influenced very little by others.
I say this because the popularity of genealogy is increasing at a rapid pace. With that comes lots of opinions and discussion on defining genealogy, what's right, what's wrong, what you should be saying, how you should be saying it. Yada, yada, yada.
Some of that discussion is good. Some of it not so much. Some of it will make you feel inferior to others, even when you shouldn't.
My wish for you in 2012 is that you get much joy from your genealogy experience including your blog. Remember why you started it and stay close to that motivation. Should you run into any negativity, maintain your blog as you see fit and keep your genealogy voice strong.
The field of genealogy is changing before our eyes and we have a front row seat. Enjoy that view, stay positive and have a great 2012.