Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Review With a Plan For 2012

So... At the beginning of 2011, I said that my goals included writing a book to which my family told me "you're crazy" and to blog on a more regular basis.
Well, as of yesterday, I did publish a book.  It was not what I had in mind when I made the goal, but none the less I used Blurb to publish my family genealogy posts from 2011, so it technically means I reached my goal. 

In terms of blogging on a more regular basis I feel I did okay.  Life happens and gets in the way but I was able to post 20 times, this will be 21.  That means I averaged about 1.75 posts per month.  Blogging helped with my research but I feel I still have a long way to go with both.

My goals for 2012:

Research Goal:
  • Explore and source the DRAKE line of my family tree.
Education Goal:
  • Investigate and possibly begin the NGS Home Study Course.
Writing Goal:
  • Write research reports on the HASKINS family line.
  • Finish reading You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBarolo Carmack and actually begin writing my family history.
Blogging Goal:
  • Double my number of posts, so that means I need to post at least 42 times.
  • Increase my number of followers by 25% ( I have 24, so that means I need to have 30 by the end of 2012)
  • Read and apply some of the tips from The Big Genealogy Blog Book by Amy Coffin.

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