Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter was launched in 1996 as a weekly publication. In 2004, I converted it to a daily publication and it has continued as such for the past 11 years. Admittedly, I have missed a (very) few days for vacations, travel commitments, hospitalizations, and an occasional day off. Most of the time, the newsletter has been published 7 days a week for 11 years.
I don’t remember why I decided to publish it 7 days a week. I think the decision was caused by poor planning on my part. Whatever the cause, working 7 days a week for 11 years has been a bit tiring! That’s more than 4,000 days with only an occasional day off! I have decided it is time for a change. I want to work like “regular folks.”
Starting now, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter will be published five days a week most of the time.
In addition, I plan to take a day off on major U.S. holidays. There also may be a very few vacations, travel commitments, and other reasons for an occasional day off. However, I do expect to publish new articles almost every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, I am going to spend time for myself and with my family doing other things, mostly not related to genealogy.
I expect the format and the focus of the newsletter will remain unchanged. The total number of articles should remain about the same. The articles that would have been published over the weekend will now appear on Monday.
The weekly Plus Edition email messages will continue as before except they will be mailed every Monday with an occasional delay to Tuesday if I am traveling. Yes, I do plan to continue my travels as always.
I am looking forward to having weekends off!