In an earlier post, I mentioned that I’d established a blogging schedule for myself in order to help me ensure that each of my blogs received at least a little bit of love throught the month. I used this schedule all through the month of June and it has worked well for me. I have not posted *every* time that I intended to, but regularly enough.
On of the topics that I started was “Feature Friday.” Feature Friday posts examine a chosen database and I look for blog-specific content. In June, I made the following Feature Friday posts for which I searched in GenealogyBank.
- On my Roanoke Beacon Blog — A Race & A Revolution
- On my Kinston Free Press Blog – this post from June 6
- On this blog, my genealogy blog – Negro Week in Edgecombe County
- On my Blount County blog – Laura Bartlett Obituary
What was most cool about doing this however was that Tom Kemp himself emailed me and commented favorably on my posts.
This was a great exercise for me. I also wrote a contribution for the newsletter of the Heritage Genealogical Society. I am a new member of HGS and I thought this would be a valuable way to raise awareness of online resources. The contribution I wrote was for the Genealogy OnLine column and should be out soon.
For the month of July I plan to do the same exercise. The database this time will be Footnote.