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Friday, 15 July 2011

31 Weeks of Better Genealogy Blogging: Week 1 - An Elevator Pitch

Tonia Kendrick, over at Tonia’s Roots has started of a blogging series entitled ‘31 Weeks of Better Genealogy Blogging’. It’s Week 1 and the challenge is to write an "Elevator Pitch".

I must admit I didn't have a clue what an "Elevator Pitch" was, so I have learnt here my first lesson of Better Blogging.

As Tonia explains " It’s a brief overview that can be delivered in the space of an elevator ride (hence, the name).The idea is that you have a short and sharp piece that you can say about yourself when the opportunity arises.......The goal here is to tell people what you do and interest them in hearing more. We need to move past the generic “I write about genealogy” into what really makes each of our blogs unique".

So here is my effort:

I have the family history bug for researching both my own family history and that of friends. If your interest is in families of the Fylde in Lancashire, this site is for you, with many photographs to enhance interest. I'll also be looking at my Scottish Donaldson connections,  hints and tips, and stories that appeal.  So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch - I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for having fun with family history.

Does it do the job?  Are you prompted to find out more?


  1. I'd ride in the elevator with you Sue!


  2. Great job! I love the way you included place names, because that's so important in genealogy research. And inviting people to read, follow, or get in touch will make them more likely to do so.

    I'm glad you've joined in!



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