Ways blogging boosts legacy writing
It never ceases to amaze me when I learn something new through my blog. I am always surprised when the words I write elicits a response from a total stranger. In researching family background for myself and others, there have been numerous occasions when previously unknown information was sent to me by someone else. I have met people that I now communicate with regularly. You can’t always tell that from the amount of blog comments. This would not have happened if I had not posted a story on my blog and tagged it appropriately.
For anyone interested in legacy writing, particularly for projects that involve a lot of research, here are the top 10 reasons why blogging can enhance your work.
- You get to write about something that interests you.
- It gets your topic out into the public. You’ll talk about it beyond your family circle.
- It creates opportunities to network on a given topic without having to search for forums and chat rooms
- This gives you an outlet to share your gathered knowledge and search for more information.
- By networking with other bloggers and websites, you’ll meet like-mined people from across the globe.
- It can create interesting dialogue with others. You will be surprised by what you learn.
- It establishes you as a source of information on a given topic.
- You can assist others.
- It’s fun. It’s a good cheap hobby that takes up a lot more time than money.
- Most importantly, it lengthens the lifetime of your legacy writing project. Whether you are writing about your great grandparent’s immigration to the United States, a military history, your lifelong friendships with a motorcycle club, why you collect stamps or life lessons you want to leave for your children’s children, the passion in your legacy writing lives on through blogging conversations.