A holiday from blogging – or perhaps not?


I was feeling quite guilty because  I haven’t managed to write a weekly post recently.  Work, holidays, family stuff, gardening and a rotten broadband connection have all combined to make it impossible to sit down and write regularly.

Then a few days ago I read a post on a blog called “myheritagehappens” which made me reflect on why I write this blog.  Firstly, it’s to help me organise my research and ensure that it doesn’t just languish in dusty files and boxes.  Secondly, I want to get the names I’m researching out there on the internet so that others can find me and connections can be made.   Thirdly, I hoped that writing would help me to document my thoughts and suggest new avenues to pursue.

This year I began to feel that as I hadn’t made any startling new discoveries I didn’t have anything include in my blog.  On reflection, though, even the smallest snippet of information might prompt someone to get in touch with a recollection, fact or photo.

So I shall try to return to my previous pattern of a weekly post, but it won’t necessarily be full of detailed genealogy.  The blog may become more of a repository for facts and records that I’ve found along the way – or just questions that have emerged from my research.

Taking a broader view may well prove fruitful – and if you are reading this and are connected – however distantly – do get in touch.


About familyhistoryfootsteps

I'm enjoying early retirement! I have been researching my ancestry for several years and am interested in all aspects of family history especially local and social history.
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One Response to A holiday from blogging – or perhaps not?

  1. Jean says:

    Hello, I know a Blackburn up in Harrogate, N. Yorkshire. I saw you had a steven saville on your site from London. My name is Saville and our family are all from SE London and Kent.

    Hope this is useful, jeannie

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