Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

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Altogether I made 82 posts on this blog during 2012, ten more than posts than in 2011.

Blogging Prompts
Motivation Monday (12 posts)
I managed to post a Motivation Monday post for each month during 2012 to keep track of progress with my goals for 2012.

Tech Tuesday (5 posts)
These Tech Tuesday posts related my impressions of my first smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Trove Tuesday (10 posts) I really enjoyed taking part in the Trove Tuesday blogging prompt and hope to continue to do so in 2013. Many thanks to Amy of the Branches Leaves & Pollen blog for creating this blogging prompt. Make sure you click through to the Trove Tuesday page on Amy's blog to see a links to other bloggers Trove Tuesday contributions. 

Someone's Ancestor Sunday (2 posts)
Follow Friday (2 posts)

The Reader Geneameme
Merry Month of May Music Meme

Blogging Series 

Family History Through the Alphabet (27 posts). Thank you very much to Alona of Gould Genealogy for organising this blogging challenge. Make sure you click through to the Gould Genealogy blog for links to the other bloggers who took part in the challenge. 

21st Century Organized Family Historian (2 posts). Michelle Goodrum from The Turning of Generations did a great job with her 21st Century Organized Family Historian series. Make sure you click through to The Turning of Generations to see the series. 

Beyond the Internet (1 post) Pauleen (Cassmob) from Family History Across the Seas did a fantastic job with her Beyond the Internet Series. Make sure you click through to Family History Across the Seas to have a look at Pauleen's 52 weeks worth of posts about family history sources beyond the Internet. 

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy (4 posts) The 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy series was created by Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog. 

Series of Blog Posts
Galaxy Nexus Series (5 posts)
Genetic Genealogy Journey (5 posts)
During 2012 I continued to participate in the 
Genealogists for Families Kiva Lending Team. Please consider joining the other 210 members of this lending team on Kiva, it is a wonderful way to help people across the world. 

Happy New Year everyone, may 2013 be a happy, safe and blessed year for you and all your loved ones, and may you have many breakthroughs in your genealogy research.

In my next post I will be assessing which of my Goals for 2012 I managed to achieve and I will also create (or perhaps recycle!) some goals for 2013. 

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  1. Congratulations on a good year Aillin. As you know I've been impressed with your Motivation Monday posts throughout. Thanks also for the mention of BTI. Happy hunting in 2013.


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