|THIS IS THE COVER OF MY 32 PAGE BOOK. MORE LIKE A BOOKLET|
After reading other blogger’s comments about self publishing content from their blogs, I decided I would try it.
Just to experiment, I used content from the first couple of years of my blog, when I wasn’t very active. I used a company called Blurb, which had been used by other bloggers who’s content I read. It wasn’t very expensive (under $30) and it was easy to do. There are many publishing companies out there. Find the one that fits your needs.
When I decided to start a blog, back in January of 2010, I had no idea what I was doing, where it would lead, or if it would be read by anyone but me.
Here is my very first blog post.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I have just created this blog as a way to try and connect with more family members. I have been researching my family, including my husband's family, for over 5 years. I've never had a blog before so this will be a learning experience.
Here are some of the surnames that I am researching. This is not a complete list, but includes some of the primary names: Boggs, Bowen, Bowden, Bright, Fink, Frampton, Gillen, Goodbody, Gould, Hall, Hart, Hunter, Lindsay, Milne & Thorp.
I hope that this will be a way to share this incredible journey. I currently live in southern California, although I was born in Michigan. My parents and grandparents and many other family members were born in Michigan and many still live there. There are also family connections in many other states.
Stay tuned and let's see how this blog thing works.
Til next time,
If you ask most bloggers, they will tell you they began with doubts. The biggest one usually being “who is going to read what I write?”
I stopped and started several times between 2010 & 2013. It was in October of 2013 that I decided I was just going to write regularly and see what happened. I learned from other bloggers and got excited about sharing my experiences.
Now, I can’t imagine not writing. Having a blog about researching my family has enriched my life and helped me in my research, along with helping others in theirs.
THANK YOU to all the readers who take time out of their day to read my posts. I respond to all comments and appreciate every one of you.
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