Friday, September 26, 2014

Introducing my GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - a trial

Today I am having a stay at home, catchup on blog and social media sort of day. As well as writing and scheduling posts I read lots of fab posts in my RSS reader.

I got to thinking how I enjoy reading Randy Seaver's Best of the Genea-Blogs posts at, Jana Last's Follow Friday - Fab Finds posts at and other such compilations. I get an even bigger buzz (and a spike in my stats) when one of my posts or one from a fellow Australian turns up in such a list.

While Gould Genealogy post a list Inspiring Genealogy Blogs on an ad hoc basis I am not aware of a list that has a bias towards posts and links with an Australian flavour.  I have been flooding social media today with links to things that I have found interesting, educative or amusing and thought it would be a good idea to share them with my readership so will trial publishing a list of reading suggestions provisionally titled GAGs or GeniAus' Gems.

When I collate the list of 50 Blogs You should Read for Inside History Magazine I take pains to be as objective as I can. GAGs or GeniAus' Gems will be different, the choice will depend on factors such as how I feel on a particular day and will be influenced by my personal taste and interests. I will not exclude links from above the equator but will have a definite bias towards things written about or by Australians and our Kiwi Cousins. The items will not be restricted to those from the geneasphere.

I cannot promise to post once a week on a particular day but I will probably lean towards Friday as that ties in nicely with Follow Friday on social media. I will try to let people know of their inclusion on my lists but, if I find it difficult to connect with them I won't. I will probably keep the list to ten or so items but this will also depend on the material I find.

Hopefully the GAGs or GeniAus' Gems will lead you to some new reading.

Watch out for the maiden post.


Alona Tester said...

Fabulous. Looking forward to it!

TravelGenee said...

Jill, Great idea for sharing of more Australian GeneaBlogs.Fran

Sharn White said...

I can't wait Jill!! I'm in.

Alex Daw said...

What a great idea!

Celia Lewis said...

So now I wish I had some Aussie ancestors or any kind of relatives, Jill! Nary a one. Looked and looked and looked! Zero. Nada. Zilch. Zip.
But I'll read these anyway - always a way to learn something about genealogy research! All the best!! :)

Jill Ball said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I already have a few earmarked for week 2.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Great idea which will highlight great posts...something to look forward to. GAG away,


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