It’s hard to believe, but… its one year since I began this blog.
At first I was nervous, and posted, oh, once every two months or so. Big mistake. It’s like everything else; the more you do it, the easier it becomes.
And what to post about? Nicholas Delaney, of course, and family history, but I didn’t want to replicate what’s already on the website. And I didn’t want to just repeat what’s in our book, A Rebel Hand: Nicholas Delaney of 1798. That would be dull for anyone who’s already got it.
Then I realised this gave me the freedom to go farther and wider, and talk around the story. For instance, when I came across the mystery of my other great-great-great grandmother, Sarah Marshall, BBC TV’s series Story if Ireland and finding the Who Do You Think You Are? clip where Graham Norton hears about his yeoman ancestor in Carnew.
Or to pick up inspiration from other bloggers, like Twigs of Yore‘s Australia Day challenge, West in New England‘s Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge or National Family History Week from the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations. Geneabloggers has lots of inspirations, too.
And I’ve got a huge amount to learn still.
But the most important thing I would like to find out is – what would you like to read more about?