Thursday, January 1, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 12/31/2008 and 1/1/2009

The New Year's Eve party last night prevented my usual daily post, so I'll try to condense two days in one post.

On Wednesday, I posted Family Photographs, The Proximidade Award, What's Coming Soon at , Are Any Other Genea-bloggers Twittering? (yep, they are!) and Best of Genea-Musings for 2008. I also posted three Holiday Luncheon blogs on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe. In addition to blogging, I played a bit with Twitter and Facebook, worked on sources in my Master database, and answered some long-overdue emails (and now have replies from all of them...more emails to send out now). I sent my column off to the editor (we'll see how the editing goes...). We went out to the church Progressive dinner (4 houses in 6 hours) at 6 p.m., home after 12:15 a.m.

Genealogy time for Wednesday was 7.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour on Twitter, 1.0 hour preparing reports for email, 1.0 hour on database sources, and 3.0 hours writing blog posts.

On Thursday, I was up by 8 a.m. and read email and blogs after breakfast. I worked on the Genealogy Goals for 2009 for awhile, then checked Facebook and Twitter (I found many other genea-tweeters!). I decided to go through the collected paper of four years of CVGS stuff - and threw out about 15 inches worth. I organized my notebook, filled it with the useful stuff, and have sorted the other stuff I want to keep in folders. I went in and watched the 2nd quarter of USC-PSU and came back to read genealogy stuff, then did my ProGen reading assignment before dinner. After dinner, I wrote Genea-Musings Traffic for 2008 and then had my ProGen chat. The computer acted funny - couldn't open email or word processor - so I rebooted. Seems OK now. Musta been all that heavy blog traffic links. Read Facebook, Twitter, blogs and email and I'm done!

Genealogy on Thursday was 9.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 0.5 hour on Twitter, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hours on CVGS cleanup, and 2.0 hours on ProGen activities.

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