Happy New Year everyone! May 2018 bring you lots of love, happiness and so much more. I’m not into new year resolutions as too many times they are unreasonable and get broken. So just be thankful with what makes you happy!
2017 has been a very interesting year as far as my blogging went when I started out with the 52-week-challenge that has now ended up being my life-story and some. My intention was for it to just be available online for the grandchildren to find in years to come but after seeing the excitement on their faces when I gave them photobooks for Christmas of their “one-week holiday” at Nanna and Pops, I decided the story needs to be in hard copy as well.
So these past few days I have copied every post from the challenge into my scrapbooking software. I use Artisan by Forever as it allows me to work offline. Where I’ll print the book is yet to be decided.
I did think that was the end of my weekly blogging and I was already starting to have withdrawal symptoms, when along came a post on my Facebook this morning about a new challenge, 52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. I was like, nah, that’s too hard. That thought was out of my head as quick as it came in as I realised that this was another opportunity to add to my already created blog of our ancestors.
Some of my old posts I will resurrect, add to or just tidy up. A bit like the Genealogy Do-Over that Thomas MacEntee started a few years back, but I just couldn’t start from scratch, that was not ever going to happen, so like many, we called it Genealogy Go-Over and this 52-Ancestors challenge could be based on that idea.
So, here goes, ready-set-go!
These are some of the blogs that I got inspiration from to write my 52-week-challenge. Sometimes it was an every day event that got me thinking. I often had some blog headings already started and put into draft, using it to add my thoughts then I would come back to them to finish off and schedule for publishing.
Good Luck! and most of all Enjoy!