When Was Your Last Blog Post?

I ask this because GeneaBloggers will be out in full force at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree this coming weekend (June 26 – June 28, 2009) in Burbank, California and I will be marketing our blog list like crazy!

Not only will I and more than 30 other geneabloggers be in attendance, in the exhibit hall there will be a Tech Zone where attendees can walk up and use computers equipped with free access to on-line genealogical sites and more.  Also, there will be free wifi at Jamboree so those with laptops and netbooks may want to check out various genealogy blogs.

If you have a genealogy blog listed in the blog roll to the left, I strongly recommend you do the following before this Friday, 26 June 2009:

– if you haven’t posted in quite some time, create a post or two about your family history or current projects
– consider creating an introductory post about yourself and why you decided to create a genealogy blog
– think about a permanent welcome post (either specifically for Jamboree attendees or in general for all new readers) at the top of your blog*

* For Blogger users, the best way to create a permanent post is to a) first create a post in the normal fashion then b) go back and in Edit mode “pre-date” the post using the Post Options link and setting the date to July 1 or some date in the future.  For WordPress users, in the Publish section select Edit in the Visibility section and click “Stick this post to the front page.”

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

9 thoughts on “When Was Your Last Blog Post?

  1. Excellent advice, Thomas. I have an updated post on my blog (‘Grace and Glory’) but will put an introductory post just for the Jamboree attendees. Thanks for the idea and the instructions!

  2. My last blog post was June 19th, and the title was “Breedlove Civil War Diary Solves A Family Mystery”. We recently had a small family reunion where cousins from Puget Sound and FL got to see for the first time the 147 year old Civil War diary of our ancestor John W. Breedlove. Heady stuff, indeed! The actual title of my blog is iPentimento – Genealogy and History. I’m not at the Jamboree, but welcome everyone to visit my blog. Thanks Thomas!

  3. Excellent advice, indeed. I find that once I start on a topic for blogging about, I have quite a bit to say. However, I then am left with long periods of silence. Writing them all and then dating them to post in the future is an excellent way to space it out and keep them more even. Thanks for the advice.

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