Blogs, or "web logs," are appearing everywhere these days. Blogs are great at distributing frequently updated information to a wide audience. Blogs can be read in a standard web browser, or even more easily in a specialized newsreader designed just for the purpose. Newspapers, weather forecasts, stock market information and this newsletter are all available as blogs. Now Colleen Robledo has created a new blog that should be of interest to many genealogists.
Here is the announcement:
Since recently stepping into a leadership position with my local genealogical society, I often seek out suggestions and "how to" advise from other genealogical groups. However, this is always done through email, which doesn't allow others to benefit from this shared wisdom. So, I'm giving a try at developing a new blog, Genealogical Society Exchange, for this very purpose since I haven't seen something similar readily or freely available on the Web. The aim of this blog is to serve as, "An online forum where genealogical societies from all over the world can share ideas about promoting genealogy collections, services, tools, and awareness, and also share tips for fundraising and recruitment."
This is not a blog for discussing genealogy research or tips, to post/answer queries, or even to promote your group's events.... instead, it's simply a forum for genealogical groups to share and advise.
Anyone can post comments to the blog postings, however, you want to actually contribute postings of your own, you need to be a member of this blog (and the free Blogger community). Please email me if you want to post to the blog, and I will send you an e-vite.
I hope you choose to participate!
The Genealogical Society Exchange Blog can be read in a web browser at http://genexchange.blogspot.com. If you already have an RSS newsreader, use the address of http://genexchange.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
For more background information about blogs and especially their use in genealogy, see my earlier "Blogs Explained" article at http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2004/12/blogs_explained.html