06 May 2009

Showcasing Blogs - Prompt #18

Back in January, Amy Coffin of We Tree wrote a post entitled "Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog" in which she gives us a series of blogging prompts to help genea-bloggers with their writing. While some of you have been participating weekly, this is the first time for me. #18 says to showcase another blog.

This is a most excellent idea, however I cannot choose just one. So let me tell you what I am going to do for you instead - introduce you to some new genea-bloggers that I have recently discovered.

I chose these for a number of reasons. Some are humorous, some scholarly, some unusual in content and most all for their exceptional writing skills. So without further ado, in no particular order, some of the finest NEW-TO-ME blogs I have come across.

BLOGGING A DEAD HORSE by Dead Man Talking. Outstanding writing accompanies excellent photography. My favorite posts are "Greatness Large And Small" , "Varieties of Hope" and "Hello Rabbits" in which he introduces himself and explains his reasons for his blog.


YOU GO GENEALOGY GIRLS by Girl #1 Ruby Coleman and Girl #2 Cheri Hopkins. Self described as "Grannies on the Go", this blog is about their research and travels mostly located in Nebraska and Kansas. Follow along with the girls, Li'l Red and fistfuls of jellybeans. "Let's Get Acquainted" is their introduction post. "Genealogy and Housework or Should Opposites Co-exist?" is one of their funnier posts.


JAKE FLETCHER'S GENEALOGY PROJECT by who else? Jake Fletcher. Jake is a high school senior who has made his blog his senior project. Jake demonstrates solid research skills and writing.


FAMILY TREE MAY CONTAIN NUTS by Lori from Canada. "Family trees, Fun, Freebies and Food" - what more could you ask for?


WINGING IT by Alex from Auckland, New Zealand. "Wing One Place Study (and other genealogical ramblings)


THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA by Amy in Canada.


WIBBLING JO'S GENEALOGY BLOG by Jo from the United Kingdom. The definition of wibbling is chattering randomly.


MUSINGS OF A MAD MACEDONIAN by Kiril


PIERCE LEVEL by Ralph Poore from Boise, Idaho. Ralph writes about the Pierce Family and the town of Wilmer which is located in Mobile County, Alabama.


BLIND PIG & THE ACORN by Tipper. Blogging about her Appalachian Heritage.


GENEALOGICAL HAPHAZARDRY by Kate.

6 comments:

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

I've nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award.

Jo said...

Thanks for the mention!!

Kiril The Mad Macedonian said...

Thank U for the mention!

I'm gonna add you to my growing Genealogy Blogroll. ;-D

tipper said...

Nice list. And thank you so much for the shout out-makes my day to know you enjoy the Blind Pig!!

Karen said...

If you get a chance stop by and visit my new blog, been up less than a month, but I thought I'd stop in and introduce myself - Karen - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - genealogy is my passion!
http://genealogyframeofmind.blogspot.com

I've been "lurking" reading yours! Its great!
Karen

fletcherfamilytree said...

Thanks for the mention! ill put you on my reader