Already been pretty busy this morning. The tasks I’ve completed this morning include:
Write! Write! Write!
Task A. Write a summary of what your blog is about and post it on your blog – you may not have done this since you started the blog and it is a great way to have new readers learn more about your site.
Reach Out and Perform Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
A. Comment on a new (to you) genealogy blog.
I just started reading Rainy Day Genealogy Readings the first day of the competition but today was the first day I posted a comment.
B. Join another Genea-blogger’s blog network on Facebook Blog Networks.
Yesterday (as I posted in Day Two), I joined these 5 Blog Networks: Elyse’s Genealogy Blog, 100 Years in America, Gtownma’s Genealogy, Home Town Edition – Kratochvil & Secor” (I also confirmed the author), and Small Leaved Shamrock.
C. Invite another genealogist to join Facebook.
I sent an email to Jeanna from Roots Reading inviting her to join Facebook. (I’ve also sent invites to about 3 other bloggers on the Genea-Bloggers group to join my blog network.)
On Friday evening I completed a task for Organize Your Research.
D. Organize at least 20 digital photos into folders, label, add metadata, add descriptions, add tags, etc.
This was probably the easiest as the first photos that popped up on my ACDSee program were from my vacation in July. They were already in the correct folder, the metadata was added automatically when I uploaded them. I went through and labeled all of them with date the picture was taken, where it was taken, the people in the photo and how they were related, what ocassion it was, and other “fun” and historical information. I also included the name of the photographer.
So my tallies so far:
Gold Medal in Reach Out and Peform Genealogical Acts of Kindness
Bronze Medal in Write! Write! Write! (I will be working on B. C. & D. of this event as well and hope to finish with a Diamond Medal.)
Bronze Medal in Organize Your Research (I will be working on B. E. & F. of this event and hope to finish with a Diamond Medal.)
The only category that I have not started working on is Cite Your Sources. I have saved the information from John Wiley’s “How to Cite Your Sources” and hope to begin doing this soon. I would love to be able to cite 50 sources and achieve Platinum Medal status!
I didn’t list that I would compete in the Back Up Your Data challenge. However I have a brand new flash drive that is just begging for data to be added to it! Since I did not list this as a goal I would work on, I’m not sure if I would be “disqualifying” myself by competing in this category. No matter what – I do need to back up my data a lot more than I do now!