Sunday, September 23, 2007

GeneaBloggers at BlogCatalog

BlogCatalog, a "premiere social blog directory on the internet" is offering a beta feature called Groups. This will allow "BlogCatalog members to make their own communities and invite other bloggers to connect, discuss, and share ideas or interests.

"With Groups you can meet new people who have similar interests and help build different communities. You can have and host fun conversations or have serious educational discussions..."

I have decided to start a BlogCatalog Group called GeneaBloggers. This will be a place where bloggers who write about their own genealogy, genealogy in general, or genealogy-related topics can have a place for discussion and meet other genea-bloggers. Recently, several issues came up in the genea-blogging world, and we had to communicate via e-mail. That was an okay--but limited--communication forum, but it would have been nice if we could have had a private online place where other genea-bloggers could have entered the discussion as well. I hope that our GeneaBloggers Group will take advantage of the Discussion Forum for future issues.

So how do you join the Group? First you need to have a BlogCatalog account. If you don't have one, go to, and create one (it's free). Because BlogCatalog uses human beings, rather than an automated program, to look at and approve your blog, it can take two or three days for the approval process; please be patient! Then go to the GeneaBloggers Group page here and click on "Join Group" in the right-hand sidebar under my photo. I will approve all requests by any person whose blog is used primarily to feature genealogy in some capacity. Won't you join us?

Whether you're looking to promote your own blog or find blogs on various topics, BlogCatalog is for you.


Janice said...

Great idea Miriam, and thanks for letting me know about this. I've already joined the group, thanks to you.


Miriam Robbins said...

Thanks, Janice. Feel free to publicize this on your own blog.

Terry Thornton said...

This is a great way for the geneaBloggers to link. I look forward to seeing what impact your group will have. And I am busy trying to figure out all those commands and instructions [ole dog and new trick syndrome strikes again!].
Terry Thornton

Miriam Robbins said...

Terry, it was our group e-mail conversation that inspired me...I'd like to see more of that sort of thing using our GeneaBlogger Group Discussion forum. Glad you joined our group!