Inside History, Geniaus and her 50 top blogs


Earlier this week I received a google alert highlighting an Inside History article on blogging by Jill Ball (aka Geniaus). Now the fact that Jill was writing about blogging would come as no surprise to any of us but what astonished and delighted me was to find that my own blog rated a mention in her Top 50 blogs that she follows. I was extremely chuffed to be included and thanked Jill immediately via Twitter. When there are so many interesting blogs in the blogosphere it’s truly a privilege to be highlighted so I thank Jill and Inside History most sincerely.The world is your family tree oyster with blogging. Edited image from Office Clip Art.

Jill wrote a blog post yesterday mentioning other blogs that she liked but hadn’t been able to include in her Top 50 (I’d imagine it must have been pretty stressful figuring out the short list).

Like Geniaus I’m very conscious of how much wonderful work is being done by fellow family historians. The diversity and depth of research is both impressive and inspiring and it seems every week that I add to my blog reading. Sharing a sense of community has been an important benefit of blogging for me, given I live a long way from where the action is, so to speak. I truly value the genea-mates I’ve made through blogging and love sharing views with them in comments.

Fellow bloggers are transcribing and interpreting family diaries, analysing local histories, telling heartfelt family stories (recent and from the distant past), documenting cemetery photos, and sharing news information about important genealogy events world-wide or in specific countries or counties. In short, lots of people are sharing their love of family history with the world.

I’m nowhere near as brave as Jill, so I’m not even going to attempt to shortlist my favourites. Instead I’ll refer you to my Blog Links page which includes some of the blogs I follow through Google Reader. Please pop in and have a look at some you don’t already follow and say g’day, they all deserve your support and enthusiasm.

Oh and by the way, why not join in the fun and post your response to the Merry Month of May Music Meme (let me know by posting a comment).

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9 thoughts on “Inside History, Geniaus and her 50 top blogs

  1. Thank you for listing my blogs on your list… and adding so many more to my reading list! Just when I thought I had found most of what I wanted to add, I simply can’t resist. Oh, well, a few hours sleep a night really isn’t worth worrying about anyway… :-/

    • It’s my pleasure to have your blogs on my reading list -you are doing so much for Irish and Clare research. Always pleased to make your life simple with a reading list: sleep trade-off :-)

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  3. I’m sure your other readers will agree with me that it’s no surprise at all to see your blog in Jill’s Top 50! Well deserved (as are all her list).

    • Thanks Fi. It was my pleasure to list your blog -I hadn’t updated my list for a while and was surprised how many of my regular blogs weren’t on the Blog Links page.

  4. Not a bit surprised that your excellent and energetic blog is listed among the best of its kind. You leave me breathless with your astonishing output and your level of knowledge! I am delighted to know about you!

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