Monday, February 22, 2010
Genea-Musings made the Top 40 Blogs list
Congratulations to all of the genealogy blogs that made the Family Tree Magazine's list of the Top 40 genealogy blogs. You can see the list in Diane Haddad's The Genealogy Insider post titled Announcing the Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.
The Family Tree Magazine article, which will be published in the May 2010 issue, can be read at Fab Forty by Maureen A. Taylor.
Maureen said this about Genea-Musings:
"Legions of fans love longtime super-blogger Randy Seaver’s news updates, software and website reviews, family tributes, personal research reports, society meeting recaps, weekly Best of the Genea-blogs lists and more. On weekends, you can join in his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun blogging prompts—it’s on many a blogger’s calendar of can’t-miss events."
I appreciate the legions of fans that voted for Genea-Musings as one of the four best All-Around genealogy blogs, and thank Maureen for capturing the essence of Genea-Musings in 60 words or less! It would have taken prolix me about 200 words, I fear!
For me, there were no real surprises to the Top 40 list. I read each of those blogs and appreciate the talent and creativity of the writers. Of course, there are many more genealogy blogs that have wonderful posts on a regular basis that could have made the Top 40 list.
The one quibble I have is that Maureen credited footnoteMaven with being The Graveyard Rabbit blogger (she isn't, Julie Cahill Tarr keeps things running there, and should get credit for it) in the Shades of the Departed blog description, and the "Weekend with Shades" online magazine has been replaced with the "Shades - the Magazine" monthly online magazine. I understand that the blog world often moves quicker than a magazine deadline allows! Hopefully, these small errors can be corrected in the magazine.
The article also has good advice for those that want to start writing a genealogy blog - select the right name, be kind to your readers, understand copyright laws, stay on topic and ask permission to use family pictures.