Over the last few years I’ve only written a few blog posts. I don’t want to give up blogging altogether but I need to work out a way to make it fit into my current life and work habits. I’ve noticed that since I’ve been mostly working on other people’s family trees my blogging has dropped off. I used to blog mostly about my own family history and don’t feel free to blog about my client’s history without asking specifically and that can take time. I like to blog when the mood strikes me or something piques my interest which I would like to share so by the time permission has been given I’ve lost the urge.
Technology and the way we use it has changed dramatically since I first started blogging nearly 20 years ago. I wonder how many people read my blog on phones these days instead of on laptops or desktop computers…….. I don’t read as many blogs as I used to. I use Facebook a lot and read a lot of articles linked to from there and watch a lot of videos too. I have considered making genealogy videos about my own family history and about the tips and tricks I continue to learn as I keep researching and attending webinars and seminars.
I love the Youtube vloggers that I follow and watch their content avidly, always happy when a new video comes out but I don’t know that I could fit regular vlogging into my schedule. I don’t have the equipment necessary however I could use the new equipment at Makerspace Adelaide where I am a member and volunteer. I would like to do the occasional video though and they may be genealogy related or one of my other hobbies and interests (which I will still post here).
I now have four grandchildren and two of them with special needs. Ilijah is on the autism spectrum, he’s just started school this year and the youngest Naomi has Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as Brittle Bone Disease. I help out with babysitting where I can and also transport to medical appointments and sporting events. Josiah the eldest is a talented and keen footballer (Aussie Rules).
I still get some cousin contacts via my blog so I definitely don’t want to take it down or stop blogging altogether I just need to come up with a format and style which works for me. I won’t make any promises about new content because life so often gets in the way but I will say, “watch this space”.