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2014 Is For The Living

by JL Beeken on 1-02-2014

As ever, I’m amazed by the lists of goals that people set for themselves in a new year.
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So, What’s Important?

by JL Beeken on 1-19-2013

I have no delusions about getting to the bottom of my 12 Inboxes. Some of them I will, others I won’t. What’s happening here is a spiral, starting from the top. In other words, it’s a downward spiral. … [continued]

Reasonable Expectations

by JL Beeken on 1-17-2013

Maybe it’s just me, but …

Since I know a lot of us are post-60 or post-70 or 80 this is an idea for the organization of reasonable expectations for the geriatric crowd, of which I am one. … [continued]

2013 Goals For The New Year

by JL Beeken on 1-01-2013

Of course, my goals for the new year are to reduce stress AND be more productive. In other words, all I have to do is work from morning til night and be totally relaxed at the same time. … [continued]

So Many Blogs, So Little Time

by JL Beeken on 11-01-2012

Looking at just our small corner of the world — according to the blog roll at GeneaBloggers, there are now over 2,800 known genealogy blogs. That means there are more; add the yet-to-be-found ones. … [continued]

6th Blogiversary

by JL Beeken on 10-11-2012

Today is my 6th Blogiversary. I might have forgotten except for the avalanche of traffic from Facebook responding to someone’s notice there. Yes, it’s possible to be out here for six years and still be an obscure entity.

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The Rules of Genealogy

by JL Beeken on 8-21-2012

Someone came to JLog awhile back wondering if there are any ‘rules of genealogy’. They didn’t spell genealogy right but I’m sure that’s what they meant.

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Genealogy Blogging – For Fun or Profit?

by JL Beeken on 7-11-2012

This is my take on Genealogy Blogging – For Fun or Profit?, the first in Thomas MacEntee’s series on Genea-Opportunities for 2012. This is an update of last year’s version of the same topic. Some things don’t change. … [continued]

Google Keywords: Roundup 6

by JL Beeken on 5-23-2012

GoogleThey say the demise of Google as a search engine is imminent due to the way they constantly rewrite their search algorithm, making it harder and harder for content-producers to establish keyword relevance.

I can’t speak to that, not being one of ‘they’ but some days I have to wonder. … [continued]

Time goes. And chances for communication go. … [continued]