This morning's keynote speech at the RootsTech 2014 conference was delivered by Ree Drummond, known to many as “The Pioneer Woman.” She encouraged the several thousand attendees in the audience to use blogging as a way to record daily activities and events — even those who may feel they have nothing worth sharing.
Drummond began blogging in May of 2006, using her blog as a way to physically document the life of her family. When Drummond got engaged to her now-husband, his mother gave Drummond a book filled with their family history. “Something just clicked in my mind, and I voraciously read this book,” Drummond said. “I was fascinated by the characters.”
Drawing inspiration from the lives of her husband’s ancestors, Drummond eventually decided to try recording her own family’s history.
The entire opening session, including Ree Drummond's speech, will soon be available at https://rootstech.org/about/videos/ although it is not yet online as I write these words. You can also view Ree Drummond's “The Pioneer Woman” blog at http://thepioneerwoman.com/.