Monday, September 29, 2008

Blogging tips

From: Kathy
I really like your blog. I am planning to start a blog so that I can post some of my research, photos, and info about Chicago, Irish and Lithuanian research (for starters.) I'd also like my blog to produce some income. Do you have any tips for me as I get started blogging? Do you think it is likely that another genealogy blog would produce a worthwhile amount of income? Thanks for your time. See you in January in Salt Lake City.

Ol' Myrt's best suggestion is to use It is owned by Google, so the text is fully searchable within about 5-7 minutes of posting.

It will take you five minutes to set up your blog. You can change the layout and design later if you like.

Calendar topics weekly for the next two months, and keep it that way. Then you'll know you won't be stuck for something to write about.

Producing income isn't a priority of my blog, so I cannot advise you on the matter.

I also heartily recommend for info about the mechanical side of running a blog.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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