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Last year at this time I reflected on how the benefits of blogging had far exceeded the expectations I had when I began blogging: it has been and continues to be a great way to get in touch with other researchers, make my research available to family members, benefit from other genealogy bloggers who comment and share their experience, and simply have fun.
But for a couple of months I have been thinking about ways to refocus my research, which mostly means doing more research. Some of the extra time will come out of my blogging time. I do not intend to blog less or to stop writing some posts just for enjoyment (SNGF, selected memes, “spouting off” (= reflecting, ranting, recollecting)), but I would like to write more posts focused on research.
The main casualty will probably be my Follow Friday posts (even though I enjoy writing them), since they take a lot of time; the past few weeks, which have been characterized by a much better balance between blogging and research, have confirmed that this is a better approach. Still, I’ll probably write a few Follow Fridays from time to time; it’s hard to resist when there is so much good genea-blog reading out there. (And you can always check out "Greta K.'s Starred Items" at the lower left to see what I recommend - I resolve to be more consistent in using it when I read blogs).
And, to repeat what I said for my second blogoversary post, I would like to thank all my readers, commenters, and fellow genealogy bloggers who make every day an adventure in reading and learning.