I have been wanting to start up the Surname Saturday theme for quite some time, but never seemed to get around to it. After reading the post Cousin Bait Strategy Needed, by Diane at Nuts From the Family Tree, I got motivated.
And out of all the Surname Saturday posts I’ve seen, I’m drawing on inspiration from Barbara Poole over at Life From the Roots, who has beautiful SS posts (see From Delaware to New York, Came the Pollocks -- Surname Saturday).
I’m trying to pay more attention to my blog this year. I’ll be implementing the Surname Saturday theme (hopefully later today), I started the Genealogy By the States theme yesterday, and hope to begin the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge within the next week or so. Even though the alphabet challenge ran last year and is now over, I’m still going to do it.
By taking part in some of these themes and challenges, it forces me to write blog posts that I might not otherwise get around to writing. I feel that these three in particular will allow me to write about what I want to write about, but there’s that sense of urgency and purpose that will make me actually write.
Here’s to a new year, new ideas, new priorities, and breathing new life into this blog!