December 18, 2014

Let Me Explain About My #Genealogy Daily Contributors


This week Lucie Consentino – Lucie’s Legacy blog, took the time to privately message me with a comment about The Genealogists #Genealogy Daily that I created.  Recently, I said “It’s not a popularity contest like the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Blogs, but a way to put us all on an even playing field. That’s not sour grapes by me, I just think there are MORE than 40 top blogs.”

But, from what Lucie could see in the content, it appeared to her to be exactly what I said it wasn’t.  I’m so happy she asked and commented because it gave me an opportunity to set her mind at ease regarding the way content is added.

Let me just explain how the GG Daily works and how it was created.  I think it was  Thomas MacEntee who created The #genealogy Daily.  No matter who created it, it’s content is a little more broad than mine because it only uses the hashtag (#) genealogy, and hence it’s name.  I chose to go another route because the term #genealogy is sometimes used by other niches that have nothing to do with family history research.

The Genealogists #Genealogy Daily was created from a special Twitter list I created soon after joining the network.  For the most part, it is comprised of self proclaimed genealogists, or people who have an interest in genealogy in some way.  I have also included some of my #history friends too, as the two subjects go hand in hand and I thought it would bring a bit more diversity to the Daily. My genealogists list is ever expanding, so if you would like to be included, all you have to do is let me know.

One thing I will say is that I have to be careful in what I post to Twitter because even if I don’t use #genealogy in the post it sometimes picks up off-topic things I say and adds it to the Genealogists Daily.  For instance, I do sponsored tweets now and then and those might get in the magazine.

I wanted to set the record straight about the Daily, and to assure you I am not just including the “popular” genealogists.  I am not without flaws, but I’m not trying to be underhanded either.  My blog has sponsors and paid links; sometimes I write sp0nsored posts but they always have a disclosure included.

It’s because I truly love genealogy and history that I write this blog.  I try to be friendly and helpful every day in some way.  The Genealogists #Genealogy Daily is for everyone. It just happened to be created by me. I hope you enjoy it.


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