Here I am again after my trek to Queensland and back, notching up about 8000 kms. Mission accomplished in terms of helping Mum move into her new retirement unit. Thanks to all of you who commented and emailed me during my absence. It’s so nice to know my blogging mates are so supportive.
That kind of mutual support was evident again with a special facebook post by my good friend Chris from As They Were (among others!), tipping me off to some good news. Having been on the road for days I hadn’t read all my emails including one from Cassie, the editor of Inside History.
I was thrilled to learn that Family History Across the Seas had again been included in the 2013 Top 50 blogs selected by Inside History magazine and blogger extraordinaire, Jill Ball of Geniaus. It’s such a privilege to be chosen when there are so many great family history bloggers out there who deserve similar billing: I don’t envy Jill and Cassie trying to make a selection like this. It was bitter-sweet to see many of my blogging mates on the list but knowing the omission of so many wonderful bloggers telling fabulous stories of their families.
I’m not quite brave enough to single out my own “Top 50” list but do have a look at my Blog Links page to see the many bloggers I usually follow and who offer superb insights into their families and often the wider historical perspective. Do go and try out a few to see which ones you like, and it reminds me I need to do some updating too.
Thanks to Inside History and Geniaus for placing this blog in their Top 50 for 2013. If you haven’t read the magazine why not get hold of a hard copy or subscribe digitally. I like the digital version because it lets you go straight to the links they mention. Even better I recently won a subscription to the magazine through their facebook page, any wonder it’s a favourite of mine <smile>. My tip: as well as subscribing, don’t forget to like them on facebook to take advantage of their regular competitions. And of course Geniaus’s blog is full of stories and information relevant to Aussie researchers.