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.


Greta Koehl said...

You are so deserving, Randy - a gifted raconteur and a Pied Piper of the GeneaBlogging community!

footnoteMaven said...

Congratulations Randy and thank you for the clarification.

The Graveyard Rabbit Association blog is a group effort authored by Julie Cahill Tarr, Gale Wall, Diane Wright, Sheri Fenley and fM.

Then there is also the Carnival run by Julie and the Online Journal contributors all listed in this post:

They are a great group, of which you are one!


Thomas MacEntee said...

Congratulations Randy! You deserve this honor and are in great company!

Julie said...

Congrats, Randy! You deserve it!!

Craig Manson said...

Congratulations, Randy and thanks for your great contributions to the genealogy community at large.

Sheri Fenley said...

It was because of you Mr. Seaver and the opportunity you gave me 2 years ago that I have my blog and continue to write to this very day. Congratulations on this important recognition from your peers and "legions of fans"!

BeNotForgot said...

Ah, a much deserved recognition for the blog / blogger I enjoy spending Saturday evening with! :) Congrats from Texas! V.

Janet Iles said...

Congratulations Randy on your recognition of Genea-Musings as being in the All Round category of the top 40 blogs. You amaze everyone with how you keep up with all the blogs and come up with fun Saturday night activities.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Congratulations Randy! I don't know how you do it all but I'm happy you do!

Diane Haddad said...

Thanks for the information, Randy! We definitely didn't mean to leave out any of the Graveyard Rabbits--we think they're all great, and when subscribers start getting their copies of they May 2010 Family Tree Magazine, they can read more about the Rabbits on page 6.

John said...

Congratulations, Randy! Indeed, you are a super-blogger!

Family Curator said...

My day begins with coffee and Genea-Musings... Information and inspiration, plus occasional nudges to "get the lead out."

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition and thanks for all your efforts.

Cousin Russ said...

Randy - Congratulations -- wouldn't miss any of your Blog Posts.

Kathryn Doyle said...

It is an honor to be in your company in the FTM Top 40. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you again at Jamboree.

Becky Wiseman said...

Congratulations, Randy! It was a bit of a "no brainer" that you were included on the list! Well done!

Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

You are certainly the king of genealogy blogs when it comes to prolific writing. Your blog is a consistent treasure-trove of good information that your readers can count on.

Congratulations on being recognized by Family Tree Magazine, Randy!

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Bill West said...

Congratulations, Randy!
Your blog is a daily "must read"
for me!