Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Return to the Blog

I feel bad. Really bad. I started this blog over a year ago, made a few posts, and stopped. It was not my intention to stop. Life just got busy. I manage two blogs, this one and Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy. The latter is my primary focus so it deserves a little more attention. And, it needed it at the time. Also, I was expecting my second child at the time of my last post. Exhaustion was overtaking me as I entered my last trimester. It took a lot just to manage my oldest daughter, much less a blog, any blog. Then, the baby arrived. Her arrival meant I didn't have time for any genealogy research, much less a genealogy blog.

My baby is now 11 months old. Her birthday is less than a month away. She depends on me less. I have a little more time to accomplish other things. That being said, my other blog, Adventures, has been taking up more time. I'm pushing to monetize it. It takes a lot of time and effort. Yet, I feel the need to get back to researching and exploring my history. Once a genealogist, always one.

I think part of my inspiration to get back to it was watching the recent episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?. The show has even given me a new focus to my research. I want to learn more about each person in my line. I know it won't always be possible. It would be nice if I could learn more about their histories than just where they lived and when.

My next blogs will be focused on that very issue. I have several of my Great-Grandmother's diaries. I need to transcribe them. I will be doing that through my blog. While doing so, I hope to explore the history of her area at the time so I can put her diaries in context. We'll see how it goes.