09
November
2021
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14:28 PM
America/Denver

7 Important Reasons Why (and How) to Start a Family History Blog

Summary

Many of us want to write up our family stories, but with busy schedules, a 300-page book may not be in our future!

You don’t have to have a lot of time to write and share your family history. Blogging about family history is a perfect alternative. Blogs are just simple websites that present articles in chronological order beginning with the most recent. This is a great format for telling a story that travels through time.

Blogs also allow your readers to “subscribe” for free much like a podcast. In other words, your readers don’t have to remember to visit your blog and read the latest. Instead, they can receive email prompts when you publish new articles, or they can receive those new articles alongside their other favorite blogs and podcasts in a blog reader. Very convenient indeed!

Here are 7 reasons why and how you can start a family history blog.

1. You can write a little bit at a time.

Over time, even a one-paragraph blog post, once a week, will eventually result in many pages. It’s a great way to pace yourself and still get your family’s story in writing.

2. Every word you write is searchable by Google.