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Post your Blog Stories

Lesson 6: Upload content, illustrate and publish Once you have your story drafted, edited and ready to post: copy the content from your writing tool create a new post in your blog site paste the content and give it a title add one or two themed images to illustrate preview publish Watch this short video […]

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Write your Family History Blog Posts

As I get ready to write my Family History stories I make a choice of where to write them down before posting in my blog! This has become an important strategy for keeping track of my stories, avoiding duplication or enabling quick processing! For quick processing I sometimes write the Family History content directly into […]

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Plan Family History Blog Posts

Lesson 3: Blog Planning Tools Plain and Simple: your diary and calendar The easiest way to plan ahead is to use the paper based tools you already use every day, your diary and calendar. If you are preparing a series of blog posts over a period of time then map that out on your calendar, […]

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Family History Magic

I am interrupting this broadcast ( … the Blogging in the Past Lane series of posts … ) to bring you the latest news about Family Story Magic! This course is related to Blogging in the Past Lane and Digital Storytelling Family Historians and its new! You may say its part of the ‘family’ of […]

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Explore Family History Blogs

Exploring Family History Blogs is a great first step in preparing to write your own. Lesson Two: Subscribe to Selected Family History Blogs I subscribe to many Family History Blogs, some of which are listed here in my blogroll. They provide me with inspiration and motivation to draw my readers in to my blog posts. […]

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Create a Family History Blog

A little bit of background information! Years ago I began writing up my research into my family history and posting about various ancestors in my Celtic Family History blog. Initially it was not intended for a wide audience, just those in my family who were interested in the details I had uncovered from forays into […]

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Head Space!

My challenge in July is to change my ‘head space’ – to place my Family History pursuits first on my daily agendas! This requires a lot of self-talk, being in the moment and sometimes rescheduling other commitments! Changes have now been made to my weekly routine as I proceed to carve out the time required […]

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Heart Place!

If I could wrap up my feelings of the last three months in just one word I would say tumultuous! Upheavals in life can make you or break you and when you place all those events in order by biggest impact on you, the ones that appear at the top include – Death, Divorce and […]

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Anam Cara: turning point!

Reality bites sometimes when you least expect it. You know you have something to offer and you know you can make a difference in someone’s life! You have life experience; you have skills and knowledge; and you¬† have the drive to lead others. You have the capacity to pick yourself up and follow your goals. […]

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Episode 2: Seven Essential Ingredients

In Episode 1 we considered how to choose the story to tell; who it is about, its scope and why it is important to tell. Our families have roots that stretch back in time to other places and other dimensions – the past lives of our ancestors have had their impact on us.¬†Family History is […]