Sunday, January 2

It's Snowing!* (Research Diary, No. 7)

My Research Diary:
Part to-do list...
Part dear diary...
Part Nosy-Nellie...

Weekly events, plans (and a question or two) from my oh-so exciting genealogy (and sometimes non-genealogy) life...

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
~ Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)

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What happened this week:

Blog housekeeping...
  • I've added 44 new-to-me blogs to my reading lists - see below (though I'm sure there will be more, as always!)
  • As always, thanks for following and reading! I appreciate your comments and I think I've followed everyone in turn, but if I haven't please let me know!
  • I received an award! Lisa @ Genealojournal gave me an "Ancestor Approved" award...look for my list later this week...
  • I'm still not completely happy with the layout of my blog...nor with the length of the blogrolls (I would like to list everyone I read, but at 200, the blog would be a mile long!)...nor with my header (it seems too small)...sigh.
Genealogy:
  • I became a RootsWeb Mailing List Administrator again. I used to admin a few years ago, but got out of it. Now I've adopted two surname lists: Story-L and Rivington-L. Both lists are small (Rivington with just 8 subscribers and Story with about 150) and fairly quiet, so it'll be just like riding a bike, right? ;)
  • Just like last week, not much actual research occured. However, I did quite a bit of planning and submitted my very first entry for the 101st edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch* : My 2011 Genealogy Research & Writing Plan(s)".
  • Regular posts included Tombstone Tuesday (Oshawa Union) and Wordless Wednesday (Valcartier picture postcard, part 4), but I completely missed my Tabloid Thursday...
  • I also missed my Friday results post for "52 Weeks to Better Genealogy"'s Week 12 (Archive and Library sites), but I'm planning to get to that (and post Week 13's challenge) either later today or tomorrow (since I'm off work).
  • Have you seen "The King's Speech"? A friend and I went yesterday to the theatre and it was excellent! I highly recommend it - our showing received an applause at the end.  Great cast all around, with lots of humour and especially good if you're a history fan (like me!)
New-to-me blogs:

What's coming up:
  • Back to regular schedule programming: Tombstone Tuesday (more Oshawa Union), Wordless Wednesday (my last Valcartier picture postcard), Tabloid Thursday, and "52 Weeks" (the old 2010 version - I'm passing on the new 2011 version).
  • Read! Read! Read! I have lots of books that came in through ILLO, so I have to get those read and returned!

Thanks for reading!
Jenn

*At least it was when I started editing the entry this morning.  Now it appears to have stopped.  Stupid weather.

My personal research and blog diary for the week ending 2 January 2011.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Thank you for following my blog! It sounds like you have been busy.

Jenn said...

Hi Brenda:

Thanks for following my blog as well! Good luck in your 2011 plans!

Jenn :)

Kathy Reed said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post -- as usual.

Jenn said...

Thanks Kathy! ;)

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Looks like you'll be busy in the coming year. Thanks for playing along with the 52-week challenge. There is no time limit. The only rule is to have fun!

Michelle Goodrum said...

I love the photo in the header of your blog. I'm looking forward to following along :)Thanks for following my blog!

Jenn said...

Hi Amy: I'm looking forward to continuing on with your 2010 "52 weeks" series on my own. Thanks for taking the time to create them! :) Jenn

Jenny Lanctot said...

Hi Jenn! I noticed in your post you wanted a way to minimize the list of blogs that you follow on your sidebar. FYI, all the blogs you follow are listed on your profile page. I'm not sure if it's limited to those that are part of Blogger or not, but it may help you shorten that list. Granted, it's not sorted by type or anything (only alphabetically). I enjoy reading your blog ... keep up the good work!

Jenn said...

Hi Jenny: (Great name, BTW ;) Thanks for the info! But I tend to ignore the list of blogs through the profile page (which are not limited to Blogger pages, but contain all the blogs I subscribe to). I want to be able to broadly sort (because I'm anal that way! ;) what I read - and, besides creating a separate page/post, the sidebar is what I want to do it in...sigh. But I think I've got it straightened out now - another blogger sent me a bit of code which allowed me to create a scroll list...which I'm slowly working on!

Jenn