Goals really do come true could be the 2011 motto for Amy Coffin who is the author of a brand new, hot off the presses e-book on genealogy blogging. My preview copy arrived this morning and delivers everything you might expect from the author of the WeTree blog -- great ideas, lots of encouragement, witty language, and clear direct style.
The Big Genealogy Blog Book: 201 Topics Plus Tips and Tricks for Your Genealogy Blog presents just about everything a genealogy blogger needs to write better articles, connect with readers, encourage comments, and come up with new ideas. The book also includes a helpful encore of Amy's popular 52 Weeks... series on better genealogy and blogging.
It hardly seems like nearly a year has gone by since Amy and I met for our ritual holiday meet-up while she was in town visiting her in-laws. We must have been feeling spunky, or bored, or both, because our happy-hour conversation shifted from current research to "So, what are your New Year's Genealogy Resolutions?" After some amount of head scratching we each came up with three things we wanted to accomplish in the next twelve months: a research goal, an organizational goal, and a writing goal.
Amy has completed all three goals with nearly two months to spare. Lucky us, because her latest project gives the rest of us lots of ideas to get through these holiday weeks with fresh ideas for our blogs.
Congratulations, Amy! I am looking forward to our annual meeting and your goals for 2012.
What You Will Find in
The Big Genealogy Blog Book:
201 Topics Plus Tips and Tricks for Your Genealogy Blog
- Why Start a Genealogy Blog?
- 6 Blogging Myths
- Tips for Writing Good Blog Posts
- How to Get More Blog Readers
- How to Get More Blog Comments
- Quality Control: A Blogger's Checklist
- Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks
- 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy
- 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
- 25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs
- 20 Blog Topics for Professional Genealogists
Now available as an e-book download through Lulu and Amazon Kindle