15 Minutes on Blogs

Short presentation at the AGS Genealogy Conference 22 April 2017

  1. What are they?
    • the word blog is a truncation of the word weblog
    • “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style” (Google)
    • A blog (also called a weblog or web log) is a website consisting of entries (also called posts) appearing in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first (similar in format to a daily journal) – from the Blogosphere
  1. Why use them? Many reasons including:
    • Keep up with news and events – think Newsletter
    • Share information
    • Engage others for a cause or issue
    • Easier to make and maintain than building your own website
    • Can be made private or limited access so you can share with your family
  1. Several platforms exist
      • A blogging platform is the software or service that you use to publish your content onto the internet in the form of a blog. A blog platform is a specific form of a content management system.
    • Can be used free of charge – for example:
    • blogger.com – free
    • wordpress.com – free
    • wordpress.org – pay
    • There are many others
  1. Among the blogs I read every day – or as often as they publish:
  1. Among my blogs are:
  1. Where  can you find blogs for genealogy?
  1. What to do next?
    • Use a blog
    • Follow a blog – subscribe
    • Build a blog
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2 Responses to 15 Minutes on Blogs

  1. Gail Dever says:

    There are several Canadians blogs worth following, including The Passionate Genealogist you mention in this post. I invite you to visit my daily news blog, Genealogy à la carte, at http://genealogyalacarte.ca.

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