No video blog tonight. My voice wouldn’t hold up to it!
So what is happening at Ken’s Gen? Well, as promised last week, I began the week by researching my paternal grandfather, David Franklin Spangler. I did a preliminary outline of his life, how I wanted to present it and was ready to get to posting. Then on Wednesday I got a message that said I had a new comment on one of my blogs. It was a comment wishing me a “Happy Blogiversary”. It struck me that it was indeed my blogiversary.
So I wrote a post, “Happy Blogiversary To Me!” in which I said it was strange that I had been blogging for 6 years and had just 28 posts to show for it! I began to explain why that was. This lead to me realizing that I STILL hadn’t developed a backup plan for my blog. So, I put my research for my grandfather on hold and started researching backup plans. After my research, I began to write about why you should have a backup plan.
My backup plan blogging ended up taking up 3 posts. In one post I described my joy at finding a backup of my blog in February of 2011. In my second post I described what I had lost and what will never be reclaimed. In my third post I described my new backup plan for my blog.
It is pretty interesting how a simple comment will bring your world to a stop. If not for that comment I may have gone on blogging away without a care in the world, until I ended up losing everything again. I’m glad I can rest easy now about not losing my blog ever again!
So, what is on the schedule for the upcoming week? Well, I still want to get that bio for David Franklin Spangler done and worked on it for a while today. I also have some exciting news concerning my old blog posts. I plan on reviving a few older posts about “The Elusive Martin Isaac Spangler” because I have found new information that could possibly lead to me finding some current living relatives. Wouldn’t that be great?
There is also the news about blog updates, additions, behind the scenes stuff. I never intended this to be a “how to” blog but I might as well share my learning experiences with my readers. Who knows who it might help along the way?
This pretty much sums up my week. Not a lot of research was done but some pretty important learning was done. It’s interesting how doing family history research becomes more than just seeking your past. You also have to learn new technology, learn more history and learn new communications skills. One thing I can say, if you are interested in genealogy you best be ready to take on some learning!
Until next time,