This week’s challenge from the 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog over at Tonia’s Roots was one of my favorites so far – what blogger can’t use more post ideas? I tend to keep a tally of one or two in a notebook in my EverNote program and pull them out in case I’m having trouble thinking of things to write about. But this take on things – using recent posts to brainstorm new, related and even opposite topics – is brilliant! Never thought of it, but definitely useful, so I made my mindmap on paper using my last five posts (I didn’t think the two meme posts would be useful, but they actually really were!) and these were the ones I decided to keep for future use:
- Another/more posts about my saga in trying to get organized (got that genealogy program, but I still have to /file/ everything…)
- Review/summarize my genealogy education thus far, perhaps highlighting my current class or program of study with the Salt Lake Community College
- Top X-mas Gifts on the Wish-List of your GeneaTechie this year
- A new/updated version of my ‘Defining Going Pro’ series with my notes from Tristan Tolman’s lectures at the 2011 UGA Conference.
- Spotlight a relative that I’m working on as I go about reentering all my data/sources into Rootsmagic by hand
- Transcribe newspapers about my own relatives and add analysis
- Dreaming of Lecturing – if I were to become a genealogy lecturer, just what would my niche be?
- How to cold call a relative
- Tips for reading German genealogy records
- How to handle disturbing family secrets discovered in research