New Year, New Challenge

Each new year brings the hope of a new beginning. And with new beginnings come new resolves. Normally, I am not one to make resolutions, as too often life gets in the way, or as Robert Burns sagely said, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley.”

Sadly, my plans have gone awry way too much lately, so this year’s resolution will be doable, or as my mother advises, I will do it with a KISS, “Keep it simple, stupid!”

For 2022, I resolve to write more genealogical posts. As I shared earlier this week, 2021 was a down year in many ways, including creatively. As a result, my blog suffered: fewer posts equaled less traffic, fewer comments… just less overall. 

With that said, as I did in 2020, I will be participating in the writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute here!” 

It seems my inner voice is projecting itself on the page again…

“Didn’t you miss a couple of installments of that challenge last time and didn’t you bail out, frustrated, in September 2020? Are you certain that this challenge is right for you, especially considering your personal and professional responsibilities?”

Hmm… dang it, I hate it when my inner voice is the voice of reason. Blogging for 52 weeks straight is probably not the best option for me and would probably put me in a straitjacket.

Thankfully, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow is offering a “light” option to her writing challenge this year called 12 Ancestors in 12 Months. Just 12? Now, THAT I can do! So, without further adieu, the 2022 monthly themes are:

I am working on my first blog post now. Be on the lookout for my Foundations blog post, coming soon to a feed near you…

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6 thoughts on “New Year, New Challenge

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  2. 12 in 12 months sounds wise and doable!

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  4. Sounds like a perfect plan!

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  5. The last couple years have been a bust for my research and writing. I just couldn’t seem to get anywhere and finally left things sit. I’m hoping to get back to work on my genealogy research and writing this year. I certainly have plenty to write about between my own family lines, my first and second spouses families and even the ex-spouse of my second husband (his children’s mother). There are lots of interesting people, events and history there and I want to make it available to all those members of the families. I’ve learned that sometimes the rest from something improves the later resumption of work on and interest in it.

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  6. My mother uses the KISS method as well… Looking forward to your monthly posts!

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