Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Blog Monster

By Liz Adair

I've created a monster, my brother tells me. Yes, I agree, but such a nice monster.

It started at the beginning of the year, when I proclaimed 2008 the Year of Family History. I remembered the situation twenty years ago when, though we had ample lead time, my mother and I never managed to get her photos identified before she died. I don't have too many pictures from her trunk that are enigmas, but there are plenty that would slip into that status if my brother and I were gone.

That's the reason for the proclamation and the proposal that we start a family blog. (Translation, he was to set up the blog, and I would join him in posting pictures and writing about them.) It took a little prodding, but finally he emailed me to check out http://www.ronnietootie.blogspot.com/
I would have named it something different, but who am I to complain, since he not only followed through in setting up the blog, but has done a wonderful job of posting pictures and writing about them.

What a wonderful tool the internet is. It lets us connect in so many ways. Our far-flung family can check out the blog and experience a mini e-family reunion any time it's convenient. We're just in the infancy of using this tool, but I expect that it will do great things for our family. Especially if I can find my scanner under the piles on my desk and get busy contributing.

3 comments:

  1. What a neat idea. I like the options the Internet gives us to strengthen our family ties.

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  2. Great idea, Liz! I have been traveling and attending births and just now catching up on comments! I love your idea. Your family is so fortunate to have such a talented, creative, inspired, and loving mother...not to mention vibrant and beautiful!

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  3. This is great, Liz. My granddaughter called me tonight to tell me we have a family something or other set up to communicate with pictures and words and keep the family better posted. She's the granddaughter who arranged for the two trainer planes to fly over the cemetery. It cost her $500 just to furnish the fuel for the two planes. Said it was the best money she had spent. And it was wonderful.

    I'm sorry I missed your blog before. I had other things to do, and my thought process seemed blocked. Maybe I'll get caught up yet. Happy family doings. And ditto to Kari's praise.

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