Soooo alike…       ~       Soooo different…

A quick review of genealogy blogs shows that many bloggers have made resolutions to write more about genealogy in 2009. Yes, you should blog more about genealogy! Carve out a little time for yourself (that means make an appointment for YOU and put it on your calendar). If you have a little writer’s block, don’t worry. Help is on the way!

Have a family member be a guest blogger. Let a family member take the reins and provide a different perspective for a post or two. If you can’t find anyone to take the job, interview a relative and spotlight the person yourself.

“I try to allow family members to help write every post. It’s a group effort and this is how we learn. We agree to disagree.” ~ Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf


Sisters are two different flowers from the same garden.

The Week Link
Ever feel unprepared and uncertain about life’s daily challenges? Although you feel you have the knowledge to make things work, the chain to success keeps breaking. It seems like there’s just not enough time to get things done. Under pressure to perform at work and home, you search for an answer. Give up? Weekly planning is the missing link! A day’s perspective is too short, while a month’s is too long. A week is the most valuable unit of time in which to plan around your roles and goals. Here are some hints:

  • Schedule. Pick a day to plan-a day that works best for you. Plan on this same day every week.
  • Duration. Your planning sessions will usually take around 30 minutes.
  • Location. Whether you do it at home or at work, make sure your planning place is the same every time. Remember to choose a place that’s quiet.
  • Habit. Follow these suggestions, and weekly planning will soon become a habit.

When your “week is linked” to what matters most, say good-bye to disorder and hello to increased personal effectiveness.


“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.”   -Belva Davis