We hit a milestone last week with Episode 100 of the Genealogy Gems Podcast which was pretty cool! Listener Pat Dalpiaz wrote me today saying "I just listened to your 100th episode with great nostalgia" and said that something distinctly stood out to her as she listened:
"I did notice how many callers mentioned blogging thanks to your encouragement and lessons. I wonder if that might be an interesting survey--how many people started blogs directly thanks to your influence in Genealogy Gems? I know I did!"
Well, I'm very happy to say that I've heard from many listeners over the last couple of weeks who specifically mentioned how the podcast and my How to Blog Your Family History - Genealogy Blogging video series at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel helped them to start blogging about genealogy. There's some very informative and inspiring blogging going on! If you are blogging are enjoying reading another genealogist's work, here's your chance to get recognition and help other genealogists discover these gems.
Family Tree Magazine is once again recognizing genealogy blogging excellence with the Family Tree 40 Genealogy blog awards. They are accepting nominations of great genealogy blogs today through Tuesday, Nov. 30 so time is of the essence!
- Local/regional history and genealogy
- Heritage groups
- Research Advice and How-to
- My Family History
- "Everything” blogs
- New Blogs
Let the nominating begin! Good luck!