Giving birth to new ideas and sharing them is what blogging is all about. I was intrigued by footnoteMaven's post about "killing the baby" and have been guilty of infanticide myself, too many times to count.
I have a hidden disability, brain damage and cannot communicate as well verbally as I can with the written word, so when I started blogging about my family history, I accomplished two different things, I am able to share my family history with an interested audience, and I am able to communicate my thoughts better when I write them down. When I am speaking, I am sometimes at a loss for words. I have to consciously think about what I'm going to say beforehand, which has one benefit of keeping my foot out of my mouth. ;-)
Often I start writing a post and lose my train of thought or get interrupted and have to save it as a draft until I can finish my post. Sometimes, I have to research a topic that I'm blogging about further, so I save it for later. When I go back to the post later, I read it through and almost always redo the whole post, sometimes even the title.
I often think about a good topic for a blog post while I'm away from my computer, so I have recently acquired a Blackberry and use the Memo pad to jot down my ideas and gather information. When I have everything I want to include (links, photos, etc.) I can email the post from my Blackberry. I have it set to send to "Draft", so when I go online, I can easily edit and publish it.
Blogging with my Blackberry has several advantages, I can keep track of the different blog carnivals and events in the Google calendar. I can use the tasks and be notified of deadlines before-hand, in case I forget. I can jot down ideas and thoughts in the Memo pad before they're gone and create an email post, attaching any pictures, files anywhere I am.
Reading blogs is something else I do with my Blackberry, I can see any new posts from my reading list, I can read the full posts, mark them as read, go to the blog, comment wherever I am, sitting in the waiting room at the Dr.s office, on road trips, anywhere. I can also update to Twitter and Facebook. I really am starting to enjoy using my Blackberry as a tool for blogging on the go!
Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation from Blackberry for this endorsement.
Welcome to my family history blog. Finding more about my family's history is very rewarding as well as being interesting and educational.
I created this blog to share my thoughts, experiences, tips and resources in my search for my ancestors' history and maybe, help you in your research as well. I am particularly interested in the history of Upper Canada and the Loyalist period in history.
My Carnival Blogs
- Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors - The Quaker Loyalist Turncoats
- Cabinet of Curiosities #15 - What Did I Dig Up?
- Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture # 12 - Letter From Ireland
- COG # 68 - A Tribute to Women - Sarah Haines, UEL
- COG # 69 - What If...The British Won the Revolutionary War?
- COG #71-Local History - The Tomato Capital of Canada - Leamington, Ontario
- COG #73 - The Good Earth - Vege-Land
- COG #75- Justice and Independence - The Loyalists Viewpoint
- COG #76 - My Favouriite Summer Vacation
- COG #77 - Disasters - God's Wrath
- COG #81 - A Short But Full Life
- Smile for the Camera #11 - Brothers and Sisters
- Smile for the Camera #12 - Noble Life - Rev. T. Neil Libby
- Smile For The Camera #15 - They Worked Hard For The Family
- Smile for the Camera - All Creatures Great and Small
My Daily Blog Theme Posts & SNGF with Randy
- Follow Friday - Cape Cod Gravestones
- Follow Friday - Destination: Austin Family
- Follow Friday - Tribal Pages
- Follow Friday - Viviti For Versatile Blogging
- Madness Monday - 10 Questions
- Madness Monday - I'm Realy Connnected To My Parents
- Madness Monday - Nettie Kennedy
- Saturday Night Fun - My Grandmother's Ancestors
- Saturday Night Fun - Poetry
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - All My Grgrgrandparents
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Family Increases
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My All-Time Favourite Song
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Surname Distribution
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Nicest Things
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Tricks And Treats
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Luck!
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where were they in 1909?
- Surname Saturday - Small, Smalle, Smalley
- Tombstone Tuesday - Col. John Butler Family Buryng Grounds
- Tombstone Tuesday - Doan's Ridge Cemetery
- Tombstone Tuesday - My German Ancestry
- Tombstone Tuesday - Tecumseh
- Tombstone Tuesday - The Family Plot
- Tombstone Tuesday,Happy Birthday Great-grampa John Haines
- Wordless Wednesday - Alexander Taylor
- Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Simcoe
- Wordless Wednesday - Global Warming???
- Wordless Wednesday - Happy Anniversary!
- Wordless Wednesday - Jane Fairbairn Kendrick
- Wordless Wednesday - My Gardens
- Wordless Wednesday - Niagara region, Ontario, Canada
- Wordless Wednesday - On The Island
- Wordless Wednesday - The George Fairbairn Family
- Wordless Wednesday - The Taylors of Essex County
- Wordless Wednesday - Touring the Settler's Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario