Friday, June 15, 2007

Pretty much a genealogy-free week!

This has been pretty much a week free of genealogy research, web browsing or genealogy blogging.

I was on jury duty from Tuesday through Friday. You can read about my experiences here.

During most weeks, I post on this blog 3 or 4 times a day, often without much planning. I'm browsing, I find something interesting or funny, and I post about it. Or I recount my genealogy research experiences and society events. Sometimes, I plan a blog post based on something a society member asked me.

This week, I've tried something different. I got home from court around 5 PM, and after dinner came to the computer, read the blogs, read the genealogy news, mailing lists, etc. and then prepared at least two posts for the next day. In the morning before I left, usually around 8 AM, I would then post these two items so there was fresh morning content for my faithful readers (all, what, 100 of you? I do appreciate you!). There were some evenings, like tonight, when I wrote another post if I found something of interest.

I wish I could say that I was going to the FHC tomorrow and read several microfilms and do hours of research. Actually, I'm going to go out to my men's group breakfast and come home and watch my Padres beat the Cubs on TV. Then I'm going to work on entering my Bresee church record data (captured at the FHC in recent weeks) into FamilyTreeMaker, and then work on my FamilyTreeMaker class presentations. Then we may go out looking for furniture and a big-screen TV.

It's almost Father's Day, and I always enjoy the cards and gifts my wife, daughters, and grandchildren give me. I hope there are handscrawled cards and neat pictures of the kids and heartfelt sentiments from the girls, and a nice dinner with my Angel Linda. I may treat myself to some books afterward!

That reminds me - I need to submit my blog post to the Carnival of Genealogy about fathers...that looks like another Saturday task.

1 comment:

Jasia said...

I'm curious about what your preference is Randy, writing posts as the inspiration hits you or preparing posts ahead of time. I've been experimenting with writing prepared posts as well. I'm finding it saves me time and I think my content is more organized and better thought out but at the same time I feel less inspired or passionate about what I'm writing. I guess writing some of each kind of posts would be a good compromise.