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 http://www.geneamusings.com/, Jana Last's Follow Friday - Fab Finds posts at janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com 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.

7 comments:

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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