18Jan/110Olive Tree Genealogy and Thomas MacEntee from Geneabloggers interviewed me about my presentation Mobile Apps for Genealogy. Mobile Monday Series on this blog.
For those of you reading this blog post I am sure you will agree with me for what I am thankful for - blogs.
During the past year the genealogy blog community has exploded with population. I began my first genealogy blog about a year ago. At that time there were only about 700 genealogy blogs on the Geneabloggers website. Now, as of today there are 1,416 blogs on the Geneabloggers list. In just one year the number of genealogy blogs has doubled. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Geneablogging community, visit their website to learn more and to become part of the community - http://geneabloggers.com)
Why do I blog? Why do I enjoy blogging?
I blog about genealogy and my own family history for a number of reasons.
1) I blog because it is fun. I find blogging educational and entertaining. When I made my first blog post I wondered if anyone would even read what I wrote and had to say. I wondered if anyone would even care what a 22 year old "boy" would have to say in regards to genealogy. For the most part genealogy isn't a hobby you see young adults getting involved with very often. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the comments I have received from all my readers who have began to follow me over the past year. Thank you to those of you who do follow me and leave comments. I appreciate it very much.
2) I blog and read others blogs because I learn so many things as I read what others have to say about genealogy and as I find topics to write about. It is truly amazing the things we learn from each other and the ways we are able to help each other.
3) I blog because I enjoy helping others learn more about genealogy and the various ways we can do our research with all the books, technology, conferences and many other forms of learning. I hope that the things I write about are things that help you out there learn and become a better genealogist.