A Moment of May Madness Maybe?

Advertising. (1953, May 5). Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved May 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69470334

Advertising. (1953, May 5). Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), p. 6. Retrieved May 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69470334

My creative juices are not flowing freely at the moment, so while planning posts for May, my mind wandered and I set up a Facebook page for Western District Families instead.  I have considered it from time to time, but I usually talk myself out of it and head back to my Google+ page.

It is fair to say that while I love Google+ as a way to connect with other genealogists, it does not have the reach of Facebook and I am not connecting with Western District researchers or those with just a vague interest in their Western District Families.  I also find it has limited opportunities for followers to interact and share.

I have been wary of setting up a Facebook page because I tend to like pages that have regular, but not excessive, interesting updates.  Just like my blog has a pieces of the blogs I like to read, I felt the pressure to do the same with a Facebook page.  That would mean contributing more that just a link to my posts.

However, the upside is I like to share stories about Western District Families, places to find them and news about the history of Western Victoria.  I also love to hear other people’s family stories and marvel at the wonderful history of the Western District.

So I did it.  It may have been May Madness but I hope you like the Western District Families Facebook page all the same.

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2 responses to “A Moment of May Madness Maybe?

  • John Sparrow Sunshine Coast Qld

    I do hope that you continue with these blogs as well. My maternal ancestors are from the Western Districts – Camperdown and Cobden, so I’ve enjoyed your blogs.
    Regards
    John

    • Merron Riddiford

      Thank you John. I am definitely going to keep up the blog. Facebook is just another tool to share my blog, meet some other Western District researchers and get some discussion going about our Western District Families. I am glad you enjoy reading my blog.

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