A Blogger’s Double Life

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Did you know that eventually most genealogy bloggers will have more than one blog under their belts?  A blog about family, scrapbooking, or if you are lucky like blogging colleague Colleen McHugh, a blog about a cause very close to your heart.

I had the pleasure of meeting Colleen at the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona this past January.  Colleen is the author of Orations of OMcHodoy, a great genealogy blog.  Over the few days we were there I got to talk and find out that her true love was her profession as a social worker and helping children and people with special needs.

I’m happy to let folks know that Colleen recently picked up a new blog opportunity with Examiner.com: she is the Tucson Special Needs Kid’s Examiner and writes about issues involving children with special needs.  Please stop by and click on her articles and take a look.  And if you know someone who could use this useful information – and much of it will apply nationwide, not just to Tucson-area residents – please spread the word.

Colleen is one of several genealogy bloggers who also work for Examiner.com including Robin Mason (Boston Genealogy Examiner) and Michael Hait (African American Genealogy Examiner and Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner).  In fact I’ve written for Examiner.com as the Genealogy and Technology Examiner although not recently.

I know Colleen will do well with this new venture – stop by and offer her your congratulations.  And, if you are interested in working for Examiner.com and want to know more about their pay rate, etc. please contact me or any of the other authors above.  We do make a little “pin money” for each referral and that helps!

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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.

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