When I started blogging, I thought that I would post a few pictures & tell some of the stories that I had been told & that would be that.
I had not idea that I would embark on this journey to becoming a blogger.
This is not my first rodeo (as my loving baby sister would say). I've kept a blog for my Medical Assisting class for the past 2 years, but that's easy. I have a written curriculum, so I never have to think of something to write about. I post a ton of YouTube videos & post more photos of my classes then anything else. That blog basically writes itself.
Another significant difference is my students have to look at my blog. A lot of their quizzes & in class discussion happen in our blog, so I rarely have to make them read it.
THIS BLOG IS DIFFERENT.I took a week off from blogging last week to learn how to blog. I researched how others brainstorm or come up with ideas & I was surprised to find that I'm not alone. Others struggle with what/how to blog their family history.
I've come across several blogs I'm utilizing on a daily basis now:
- socialtriggers.com/perfect-blog-post: I had no idea how a blog post should be set up until I read this post by Alex Mangini.
- Jana's genealogy & family history blog-my blog was mentioned in her blog as a Fab find this past week. Thanks a million Jana Last!!!
- Genealogy tip of the day by Michael John Neill-he post a brand new tip everyday. I'm learning so much!
- The accidental genealogist by Lisa A. Alzo- This month she is featuring fearless females & you have to check it out.
- We tree genealogy-Amy Coffin's has a ton of info on the upcoming Rootstech conference.
- Western Kentucky Genealogy blog-Brenda Joyce Jerome is teaching me so much about Kentucky, which is where most of my ancestors hail.
The only thing I am still struggling with is how to build a follow. Right now I feel like no one is interested. Not one person is following my blog, not even my own Mom. (Sorry Mom.)
What can I do to build an audience?
Please leave a comment & let me know what I can do to make people want to read my blog.