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Friday, January 1, 2010

New Beginnings and the 365 Day Project~

~ Lola~
Eight months old
365 day project - 1

My intention for my first post of the year was going to be genealogy resolutions for 2010. There is a part of me that wants to post them and another that wants to just keep it between myself and the paper I wrote them down on! I don't have many as I am trying to keep things realistic for myself. I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew. One of my resolutions is to take more photos - so, I am going to do the 365 day project. (explained below.)

Genealogy blogs are not the only genre of blogs I am addicted to! I love home decor/family related blogs. They are so much fun to read and look at, they blog about their families and daily life - recording family history now for generations to come. They are working on the here and now while we are working on the past.

As I was catching up on my blog reading, I clicked on the All Things Heart and Home blog. Robin posted about the 365 day project - I was hooked. The 365 day project was created by Stephen Poff - Stephen started this project to document his year in photos with short blog entries. As family historians, this would be a wonderful way to document our lives now and to also blog about.

I had already planned on taking more photos of myself with the family. Reading Cheryl's post over at Heritage Happens brought to mind that I have not taken as many photos as I use to. I love photos and there are very few that have me in them. I do not like photos of myself so I am usually the one taking them! I need to get back to taking photos and the 365 day project is a great jump start. So...I grabbed my camera and started to take a few photos. Some I will post - many I won't because they will be of my grandchildren and I try to keep them as private as possible.

Having said that, I could not resist the above photo of my granddaughter Lola! She is so precious and I wanted this photo to be recorded in our family history and to share with all of you.

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So, I shared one of my resolutions, now for just a few more...

I would like to try and blog more. Being retired will give me that opportunity. I am very involved with my grandchildren and things get pretty hectic around my house.

I enjoy doing the "May I Introduce To You" articles on Geneabloggers. I am continuously working on improving my writing skills. I look forward to meeting many more genealogy bloggers. It's alot of fun, I learn so much and I have met some wonderful people.

I would like to educate myself in becoming a better researcher and genealogist, and would like to enroll in ProGen 4.

Continue to get organized. Even though I started only two years ago on my family history, I have quite a bit of data that needs to be entered into my Family Tree Maker program. Presently, I feel sort of all over the place. I want to continue to learn to display and compile my family history in a creative way.

To hunker down and do some heavy duty research on several of my lines.
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I am very sad that the Christmas season is behind us and to be honest, I am not really ready to put the decorations away. I love Christmas, winter and this time of the year, but at the same time, I am looking forward to to the new year, discovering ancestors, their stories and sharing my finds here.


The above photo of Lola, was taken by the owner of this blog ~ 2010


2010, copyright Gini Webb



9 comments:

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Good luck with your new goals! It will be fun to see your 365 day project. Glad I was able to help bring you some thoughts regarding photos. Happy New Year to you Gini!

Wendy said...

Best of luck with your goals! I look forward to seeing how the year goes for all of us. Happy New Year!

Barbara Poole said...

Gini, I loved all your Christmas blogs, great traditions and photos...I learned a lot. Your resolutions are many, but I bet you can attain them. I too thought about ProGen 4, now with your link, I can easily check it out again. Many thanks for all your past help as well. I hope 2010 is a great year for you.

Tonia said...

Good luck on your goals! I considered doing the 365 project this year, but decided I would be taking on too much, with my other commitments. Maybe next year. Lola is a cutie! You have a good subject for lots and lots of photos. : )

Elyse said...

First off: Lola is like the cutest baby! She looks so much like my boyfriend's little cousin when she was that age, that when I first saw that picture I thought it was my boyfriend's little cousin! lol.

Secondly, great resolutions. I love the idea of taking more photos!

Felicia R Mathis said...

Good Luck Gini,
I know once you puy your mind to something, you can get things done. I feel the same way about the photos. I have photos of everyone else, but not enough of me. Years from now when someone is researching Gini, you will be well documented(lol). Can't wait to read you're post.
Felicia

P.S. That is a beautiful baby. She oughta be in pictues(lol).

Gini said...

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments. I know I can do the 365 day photo resolution and my weekly article at Geneabloggers but it's going to be a challenge doing the others - I will do my best as I know all of you will attempt to do this new year.

Thank you for your lovely comments on Lola, she is so sweet and such a cutie. Like I said, I hesitate to share photos of the children but I felt that Lola's photo was pricless and needed to be shared. Lola as well as all of our grandchildren are such a blessing to us.

I do make sure I have permission from mommy and daddy before I share. I will post as many photos as I can and feel are appropriate.

Good luck to all of you in fulfilling your wishes in 2010.

Amy Coffin said...

I heart Lola! I love the 365 blog idea and can't wait to see what you do with it. Happy New Year!

Rosie Cotton said...

What a neato idea Gini. I dont blame you for not wanting to post pictures of your grandbabies. How about posting a pic of what you did or made or where you went with your family?