Monday, June 10, 2013

Just Like Starting Over

In the words of Gob Bluth from Arrested Development, I've made a huge mistake.

Actually, that might be slightly overdramatic. But I did make a mistake. Several in fact.

My excitement to start the blog got the better of me and I slapped it together too fast, without sitting down and actually thinking out exactly what it was going to be and how best to come across.
Reading my posts back, they seem very clinical. There's no real flow, no story. Just the facts, ma'am.
I pumped out a bunch of boring posts that almost put me to sleep. They were all the same. "Here's so-and-so in 1910 with his/her they are in 1920 with the same people...blah blah blah." That is not what I wanted to do. Genealogy is (in large part) about the facts, but there are better ways to communicate the facts.

So I'm starting over. I still want to get the facts about my ancestors out there, and I will. Only this time I hope to do a much better job. And this time I won't be posting every single day going up the lines of my tree one by one. I'm gonna mix it up. I'm gonna be myself. I'll take my time. I'll talk about genealogy related articles, books, websites, and TV shows that help me (and you) learn more about this great journey.

Genealogy is incredibly fulfilling. It's also incredibly bang-your-head-against-the-wall frustrating, and dance-around-like-a-2-year-old exciting. Maybe this time around those feelings will come across on your computer screens. Here's hoping!

Here we go...


  1. Danielle,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow, thank you so much Jana!

  3. I saw you on #genchat and wanted to say hi! I understand your frustration with blogging. Well, maybe not quite. You at least are/were keeping up with your blogging. I'm just not very consistent. Maybe I'll follow your lead. You post, I post. :)

  4. I saw you on #genchat also. Best of luck starting over!

  5. Thank you both!

    Dochiny - It's a deal. :)