Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year's Resolutions - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

 Here we are, more than a week into the new year, and I'm finally getting around to goals for 2011.

I have so little time to work on genealogy and family history that I don't want to set myself up for failure with goals that are too ambitious.  However, I do think I can commit to participating in my friend Amy Coffin's latest series, 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History, where each Friday we'll be presented with a writing prompt for the upcoming week, to "write down the details of your own life," in Amy's words.

Amy had a great series last year (my first full year with this blog) called 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy, but unfortunately I was not able to participate in it as much as I would have liked.  I seem to do better with personal family history stuff like the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories and some of the GeneaBloggers daily blogging prompts like Wordless Wednesday (not-so-wordless in my case) and Sentimental Sunday - anything where I can post old photos!

I did the post for last week (a quick addition to a 1962 New Year's Day photo I'd already posted), and I'm working on the prompt for this week.  I hope to have it up on January 11, the 38th anniversary of the event in some of the photos I'll be posting that day.

© Amanda Pape - 2011


  1. I feel the same way - anytime I can post a photograph I do.

  2. It's so easy to beat yourself up for not doing more and different things on your genealogy blog. I just assume that if what you get done is what is easiest and most interesting to you, then it will be to your readers, too.

  3. I agree with both of you! Thanks for commenting!