Monday, October 25, 2010

Genealogy Blogging over 25 days

When I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader about 30 days ago for my RSS feed, I kept the Bloglines account and let it pile up the posts without reading them.  I wondered how many posts that my 670 or so genealogy blogs in Bloglines (not "all genealogy blogs" are on my list - only the ones I subscribed to) would pile up in the next 25 days.

3,739, or about 150 per day!  Of the 670 blogs on the list, 321 blogs posted at least one post during the past 25 days (about 48%).

Who were the most prolific genea-bloggers?  Here's the list of who posted at least 20 blog posts in the past 25 days:

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - 96 posts
Genealogy Blog - 91 posts
Genea-Musings - 65 posts
Angle-Celtic Connections - 62 posts
Geneabloggers - 62 posts

Indiana Genealogical Society Blog - 46 posts
Geni Blog - 46 posts
Moultrie Creek Gazette - 44 posts
Genealogy's Star - 40 posts
MoSGA Messenger - 39 posts

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog - 34 posts
Creative Gene - 33 posts
DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog - 32 posts
Genealogy Tip of the Day - 31 posts
A Genealogy Hunt - 31 posts

Reflections From the Fence - 29 posts
Long Lost - 28 posts
Daily Genealogy Transcriber - 27 posts
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog - 25 posts
The Wandering Genealogist - 25 posts

Nutfield Genealogy - 23 posts
Scottish GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) - 23 posts
The Genealogy Insider - 22 posts
Gene Notes - 22 posts
The Geneaholic - 20 posts

Mike's Genealogy Blog - 20 posts
Mountain Genealogists - 20 posts

That's an interesting list, isn't it?  Are you reading each of these blogs?  Should you be?

Quantity is not as important as quality, in my opinion.  Both are important to a genea-blogger trying to become recognized as a genealogy writer or an influential communicator.

This is not a complete and totally accurate list because:

*  I don't have every genealogy blog in my Bloglines or Google Reader list. 
*  I don't guarantee that all of the posts from 1 October to 25 October were captured by Bloglines.

I just thought that the list was interesting, and that my readers might like to sample some other genealogy blogs that I read on a daily basis.

UPDATED 7:30 p.m. - corrected Mountain Genealogists link - thank you, Geolover.


footnoteMaven said...

I always enjoy your statistical posts. Different ways to look at things.

I wonder how many bloggers now divide their time among other platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, GeniWise, or even say Shades Magazine platform.

Things have really changed for Genealogy Bloggers.

I would like more time, more hands, and a wife.

A good list, some of my favorites.


Geolover said...

Randy, your link to Mountain Genealogists is to the wrong part of the blogsite. Link should be

Thanks for your interesting list.

TransylvanianDutch said...

I second everything footnoteMaven said. Especially her penultimate line.

In the first half of this year, I'd have been in the middle of that list. But things have changed -- Both my online and offline lives have gotten busier. Without any sign of change, so I'll just have to adjust.

GeniAus said...

Randy, Greetings from Downunder.

I have to agree that quantity does not always equate with quality.

Sadly some genealogists who twitter also seem to think that making a large number of tweets is an indicator of a successful tweeter.

Regards, Geniaus