This is shamelessly silly, but I'm excited about it. I've been featured as one of the new blogs of the week "discovered" by GeneaBloggers! I put discovered in quotations because I recommended myself to them, but it is exciting to see my blog listed up there with all of the other new blogs discovered this week. It's also been fun to have my daily post listed in the roll-up widgets of the daily blogging prompts. They also list "holidays" for each date of the year. For example, did you know that yesterday was National Hairball Awareness Day? I do now, unfortunately.
I'd like to tout another very exciting and cool blog, under the GeneaBloggers umbrella: GeneaWebinars. There is a calendar widget on there that lists all upcoming "webinars", or online classes/seminars, many of which are FREE. I was lucky enough to attend only one National Genealogical Society conference back in 1995, and I've craved and missed that for the last 16 years. It so happened that I was married shortly after that and between finishing my degree and entering into my first and most beloved profession of motherhood (second only to genealogy) I haven't been able to afford, either financially, or as life went forward, time-wise, to go to another genealogy conference. My time is coming. But I was absolutely thrilled to discover these webinars because I can continue learning from home.
There is also a weekly radio broadcast at blogtalkradio. You can listen to back episodes for FREE, and I'm looking forward to adding that to my weekly educational and social calendar.
I'm really loving this new community and hopefully when things settle down in my personal life (aka finishing up the school year with five kids before mom goes crazy) I'll be able to delve even more into learning about the abundance of technological advances that have entered the scene since I was last really active in the online community of genealogy research. I'm embarrassed to say the last time I was technologically savvy in that area, it was when newsgroups were the cool new "in" thing. What's a newsgroup? Yeah. It's that old. Thank you, THANK YOU, GeneaBloggers and Thomas MacEntee for such a wonderful resource. I'm more fired up than I've been in a long time and ready to enter the 21st Century.