Friday, September 24, 2010

Newbie Post

OK, so I'm a "newbie"; not in the genealogical research realm, but in the blogging world.  Other than reading the blogs of others occasionally, or watching the feeds on blogs related to genealogy scroll past my eye on the screen, I'm as green as they get.

It is an awkward stage but one I'm not unfamiliar with.  After all, I probably personally raised the national average for the number of times an adult changes careers in their lifetime.  That is another story.  The point here being that as one embarks upon learning something new, there is always what feels like a very steep learning curve.  Then it gets better over time, and we begin to build on the foundation we have built along the way.  At some point in time, we are able to share with and help others, and amazingly enough, as has occurred at least once in my life, we might become an "expert" (which, by the way, a former colleague says is just a drip under pressure).

Blogging is like that for me.  Mary Jane had to literally sit me down at the computer and tell me where to point and what to click on in order to get started.  Not unlike my first experience with Facebook, where my daughter did the same thing.  I consider myself fairly computer-literate, but on these two fronts, I'm back at building that foundation.  I don't foresee myself becoming a blogging expert any time soon, but I'm really looking forward to this project....where we share our genealogical experiences and escapades from two different perspectives and two different places in the world.

I'm sure in the process, I'll learn something about blogging.  And hopefully any readers we have will find something to help them with their genealogical research.  If nothing else, it will be great fun.

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