This morning I received an invitation to join the “Getting to Know You Challenge for Bloggers” in order for those of us in the Genea-Bloggers group to glean more information on each other’s blogs. There is also the upcoming Carnival of Genealogy 55th Edition – Show and Tell, 5th Edition Smile for the Camera – Crowning Glory, Blog Action Day on October 15th – Poverty, the on-going Genea-Blogger Group Games on Facebook, and my own Freaky Friday challenge. The meme’s “Stores of Yesteryear” and “The Soundtracks of my Salad Days” have already been written.
And I’m partially done with writing a biography on one of my ancestors for the Group Games. Looks like some great challenges coming up which give me a chance to flex my writing muscles (as opposed to those leg or arm muscles being used by the athletes at the Olympics!) in order to publish some wonderful posts.
Yesterday I noticed that footnoteMaven wrote an article on Using Family Photographs on Shades of the Departed on how to create a MOO greeting card. This looks like something (as a digital scrapbook artist) I would like to do – which means one more thing to add to my list!
I want to thank the hosts for these carnivals, meme’s, and challenges. If you have not joined the Genea-Blogger group on Facebook, I urge you to do so. You aren’t required to participate in any or all of the challenges however the topics do provide inspiration. If you have tons of documents and photographs that need to be scanned – you are also encouraged to participate in Scanfest happening this coming Saturday. I won’t be participating as I hope to be car shopping (and buying) on Saturday.
If you have Central European or Irish Ancestry, there are also the 10th Edition of Carnival of Central and European Genealogy hosted by Jessica at Jessica’s GeneaJournal and Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture hosted by Small Leaved Shamrock.
I urge you to give any one of these challenges a look and serious thought to participating!