- 19 editions of the Carnival of Genealogy
- 7 reviews (two book reviews, two software reviews, one hardware review, one documentary review and one dance review)
- 7 series (What is Your Genealogy Worth? Polish Wedding Traditions, Poles in Michigan Vol. 1, Women's History, A Tribute to Robert Postula, Using City Directories, and A Tribute to William Sanders Jr.)
- 5 tributes (my mom, Edward Lasky, Robert Postula, Ludwika Lipa Knot, my dad)
- 24 posts for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories
- I participated in my first podcast (with DearMYRTLE and Schelly Talalay Dardashti)
- I participated in BlogActionDay
- I started a second blog, Creative Genealogy, June 1st
- And I learned to use voice recognition software to blog without using my right arm!
What did I enjoy writing the most? Without a doubt it was the 24 posts for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Not only was I writing about a happy subject but I was writing from memory… my favorite way to write. I guess that suggests I should be writing a personal blog instead of a genealogy blog, eh? The truth is, I don't mind doing research for a blog article. In fact I enjoy it. What I don't enjoy, and truly detest, is footnoting and all the technical details involved in putting together a professional, academic-caliber piece. I guess that's why writing fiction appeals to me… no rules! LOL! I guess we know who won't be receiving the footnote Maven's "Good Citations Stamp" anytime soon ;-)
So what did you enjoy reading the most?
I'm still playing around with the idea of creating a format for my blog (e.g. Monday is photography day, Tuesday is genealogy day, etc.). On the one hand I'd like to be able to pre-write my blog posts. I did that with about 1/3 of my 24 Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories posts. It took a lot of pressure off me and made the writing process more enjoyable. On the other hand, I bristle at the idea of having to conform to "rules" on my blog even if they are of my own making. I may give it a try though just to see if I like it. That's not an official new year's resolution by the way, just something I'm thinking about ;-)
Any thoughts on the idea?
Tomorrow I'll post my new year's resolutions for 2008.