Friday, August 19, 2016

LifePosts Offers Opportunity to Tell Stories About Our Lives

The LifePosts website recently published "5 Genealogy Blogs You Need to Follow," saying:

"Scratching the surface of your genealogy lines may be daunting and overwhelming at first. Luckily here are several genealogy blogs packed with advice, resources, and insight. We’ve searched high and low for the best of the best genealogy bloggers out there that you should keep an eye on. Check out our top five list below!"

The five genealogy blogs that were highlighted in this post were:

*  Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver
*  The Legal Genealogist by Judy G. Russell
*  Geneabloggers by Thomas MacEntee
*  Olive Tree Genealogy Blog by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
*  GenealogyBlog by Leland Meitzler

I am honored to be in this list.  Thank you, LifePosts.

What is LifePosts?  Here is the description on their About LifePosts page:

"LifePosts’ mission is to ensure that every person’s life story can be beautifully told, vividly celebrated, and preserved.

"LifePosts’ easy-to-use storytelling tools enable you to create beautiful memorials, birthday celebrations, and digital keepsakes for all of life’s important milestones."

Basically, this website provides registered users the opportunity to write one to many stories about themselves, their family members, or other persons.  At this time, it is free to use, but it will likely require a payment in the future.
I registered with my Facebook account, and created a Memorial for my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977).  Today would have been her 118th birthday.  Here are two screens of the finished product:

You can read my finished LifePosts memorial for my grandmother at

The writing process was pretty easy - I copy/pasted my biographical material from an earlier blog post, which included images, and the images were included in the memorial.  There are primitive editing tools available to bold, italicize, quote, add lists, add a hyperlink, add social posts, and add media.

This website seems to provide a relatively simple way for anybody who wants to memorialize persons, or tell their own life stories, the opportunity to do so.


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