For some unknown reason I started a blog in late 2008. I used Google’s Blogger although there are many other choices. I began to post articles and added posts every few weeks through the spring of 2009 when this creation of the blog really paid off. But more about that later.
I posted family stories, newspaper articles, summaries of family trees, etc.
I hadn’t done a blog before so I was learning as I was posting.
I also purchased a domain name “marksology” which points to the blog. This personalized things just a little bit more.
When Blogger added fixed pages, I added family tree summaries, some maps, and a timeline for the Braunhart family. I researched several free web-based timelines and opted for xtimeline, which was not only easy to populate but also could be embedded in the blog quite easily.
A few months after I started the blog, I joined Facebook – just for fun. There is a lot of stuff about my Facebook friends that I don’t need to know – but Facebook provides another way for people to find you – and those people may be unknown relatives!
In a later post I will prove that a blog and Facebook works to connect with new people.