At the close of Day 2, I’ve marked off two additional tasks in my list of goals.
Category 4: Write, Write, Write
Task: Participate in a genealogy or family history related blog carnival.
Accomplishment: I contributed a post for the 4th edition of Smile for the Camera. When I saw that one of the options was to do a scrapbook page, I knew that would be how I would share my favorite photo of myself. I enjoy digi-scrapping, though I don’t do much of it.
Category 5 : Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness
Task: Join another genea-blogger’s blog network on Facebook Blog Networks
Accomplishment: I joined more than one, I joined 8 of them (Megan Roots World, Genealogy Reviews Online, Eastman’s, Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, Ancestories, Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers, Forensic Genealogy Blog, & Kinnexions) and then started my own! I’ve not really used the Blog Networks application in Facebook, and after this experience, I think I can say that I’m not likely to use it much more. I guess I just don’t find the utility in it beyond just sharing blogs that you read with others on Facebook. I find it rather ineffective for even coming close to being a sufficient feed reader, Google Reader and BlogLines work much better for that. And, I keep track of too many blogs to even try to do a thorough list of favorites in a location outside of my feed reader. But, you don’t know these things unless you experiment right?
Here is the screenshot of my Facebook activity this evening:
Tomorrow, I think I will start looking at the Cite Your Sources category and buckle down and figure out the proper format I should be using.