I believe that reading other genealogy blogs teaches me a lot. Not only do I learn about all things genealogy, I have been learning about blogs themselves. Just by observation, I see what things I like about blogs, what I do not like, and things that I am willing to put the time in to learn about.
As I scanned the list of new blogs posted by Geneabloggers last week, my interest was peaked by a great name – Pardon My Redundancy. The blog is focused on Anecdotal Blogging. RHarrisonScott writes posts that memorialize his memories. This is a blog that is done in a great way and speaks to my style.
I had a moment of brilliance while reading many of the posts at Pardon My Redundancy. Although I have tried to write down my memories and feelings about current events, I generally fail miserably. Then I had my DUH moment. Duh, I do not write in a journal because it is not a habit that I cultivate. I realized that I need to write my memories down in a way that incorporates habits I already have. I am in the habit of completing digital chores (email, facebook, blogging).
I have made the decision to create a second blog where I can write my memories down as blogposts. Since this blog is about my ancestors who live up in the branches of my family tree, I am calling my new blog Down In The Roots to indicate that it is about me and my memories.
You can access my memories by pressing the Down In The Roots page button at the top of this blog.
A huge THANK YOU to RHarrisonScott for giving me the inspiration for starting my own anecdotal blog.