One year ago today, I began the Historian's Family for several reasons. First and foremost, I thought the blog would encourage me to actually work on my family's genealogy. Second, it would give me somewhere to
The reality was that I did very little research for my own family. I did get myself reasonably organized, which lasted about two months, but that was about it. I wrote a few posts about genealogy and history (here's one), but many others never made it out of my head and onto the page. And the Advent prompts? I wrote on exactly one.
I did not foresee it, but this blog has become the "ugly red-headed stepchild," while my other blog, The Scottish Emigration Blog, is definitely the fair-haired child. Perhaps things will be different in The Historian's Family's second year; with better time management, enthusiasm and perseverance, this blog could become all I imagine. ... What? You don't think so? That's okay, me neither.