Tonia at Tonia’s Roots has issued a challenge: “31 Weeks to Build a Better Blog.” Each week she will post her reflections on Darren Rowse’s ebook (“31 Days to Build a Better Blog”). The challenge will be one activity each week for geneabloggers.
My blog has sat quietly for a number of months. I am joining Tonia and other geneabloggers in seeking to build a better genealogy blog.
The first week’s challenge is write an “elevator pitch” for my blog — that is, “a brief overview that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride.”
I am actually getting started a few days later than I had hoped. I found myself thinking about this all week long. Unfortunately, my reflections all seemed to suffer from too many words. I finally went back and reviewed my first three blogs (February 2010) and found that I had already developed an elevation pitch. Unfortunately it was buried in the midst of other paragraphs. I have reviewed what I wrote at the time and have been unable to improve it. So, without further ado, my “elevator pitch:”
My “tag line” would be: recording reflections on my genealogical work and the stories which I find that need to be told.
I have added a new page to my blog — “About My Blog.” That page includes my “elevator pitch,” as well as five themes I developed early on — namely, Research Roundup, Stardust Stories, Philosophical Posts, Legacy Logs, and Roots among the Rocks.