Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Bloggers' Geneameme

The Bloggers' Geneameme

t's NationaI Family History Month here in Australia and I have been procrastinating about hosting an online activity to mark the event. 

I am very interested in hearing about the practices and thoughts of fellow Geneabloggers so thought I'd dream up a little geneameme on the topic. You are invited to respond to the questions in this short geneameme via a post on your blog. I'd love to hear from people in the Northern Hemisphere as well as those downunder.

Please write as little or as much as you like and don't feel obliged to answer all the questions. Once you have posted your response please share your link on the comments section at the bottom of this post or send the link to bibliaugrapher@gmail.comOnce I have a few replies I will compile a hit of responses on this blog .

  1. What are the titles and URLs of your genealogy blog/s?
  2. Do you have a wonderful "Cousin Bait" blog story? A link to a previous blog post might answer this question. 
  3. Why did you start blogging? Is there someone who inspired you to start blogging?
  4. How did you decide on your blog/s title/s?
  5. Do you ever blog from mobile devices? What are they?
  6. How do you let others know when you have published a new post?
  7. How long have you been blogging?
  8. What widgets or elements do you consider essential on a genealogy blog? 
  9. What is the purpose of your blog/s? Who is your intended audience?
  10. Which of your posts are you particularly proud of?
  11. How do you keep up with your blog reading?
  12. What platform do you use for publishing your blog/s?
  13. What new features would you like to see in your blogging sosftware?
  14. Which of your posts has been the most popular with readers?
  15. Are you a sole blogger or do you contribute to a shared blog?
  16. How do you compose your blog posts?
  17. Do you have any blogs that are not genealogy related? If you wish please share their titles and URLs.
  18. Have you listed your blog/s at Geneabloggers?
  19. Which resources have helped you with your blogging?
  20. What advice would you give to a new Geneablogger?
Please feel free to add an extra paragraph or two with extra comments.

The links to responses can be found at :


GeniAus said...

Thanks to Jackie from Jax Trax for noticing that I had duplicated a question. I have now fixed this and added in a new one.

Julie Goucher said...

My response is at

And, I had an idea....

Alona Tester said...

I got it done! And you can find my response here Jill. And Julie ... Global Genealogy, interesting!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

great idea Jill and from my point of view, fits perfectly with last week's talk on blogging...hope some of them are reading this :-) know ideas are dangerous, don't you?

Julie Goucher said...

I really did enjoy this blog post and then reading the comments. Of course, it is all Jill's fault that I started thinking! - I have an idea and will a lot more shares I think we can do it! I need to get a few things (including some domestic chores)done first, but expect a post up a little later with some details.

Anne Young said...

My response is at

It was a really useful exercise for me to pause and think about the purpose of my blog. I am happy with the aim, I just need to keep writing to get more proficient :)

I enjoyed reading Alona Tester's and Julie Goucher's responses too.

Regards Anne

Boobook said...

I've just published my geneameme here. It was an interesting task:)

GeniAus said...

Thanks everyone. Links to the responses received so far are to be found at

Jackie van Bergen said...

Here are my responses:
Now back to those domestic chores Julie mentioned

Linda said...

Two talks to do this weekend, then I'll get onto it.... promise .....honest....cross my heart etc etc!!!!

GeniAus said...

Don't feel at all obliged, Linda. Would be nice to have a contribution from across the Tasman :-)

Julie Goucher said...

Thank you Anne, I'll have a look at yours when I am at the laptop. It was a good set of questions & like you I found it was an opportunity to reflect

Merron Riddiford said...

At last... Thanks Jill.

Alex Daw said...

Phew! That took a bit longer than I anticipated. Thanks for the meme Jill...great idea!

Unknown said...

Hi Jill! I have finished my geneameme and it can be found in my blog post here:

It was actually a very reflective exercise and I'm glad that I did it!

Jana Iverson Last said...


I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!

Bribie Family History Association said...

Hi Jill Here is my link, completed on the last day of NFHM 2013. Thanks for all your help and this has been a great cyber challenge.

Caitie G said...

Here's mine!

Have really enjoyed reading all the others! It's been a great NFHM!

Kathleen O'Hara said...

Here's my response:

Erin said...

Here's mine!

I am really enjoying the responses to this. Fantastic questions.

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting Jill! Here is my response:

GeniAus said...

Thanks to those who have responded as a result of Randy Seaver's SNGF post. Jason, sorry I couldn't thank you on your blog but I was unable to log in to Wordpress this evening for some strange reason!

Eileen said...

My response is at

Bill West said...

My response is at

GeniAus said...

This has been such a successful geneameme. Tanks to all who have contributed.

Unknown said...

Thanks much for posting this! I have participated, and my responses can be found here:

Julie said...

I'm a bit late, but here's mine -

Heather M. Collins said...

I did mine on Tumblr instead of my actual blog because they're pretty long. It's in two parts

Great activity :)


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