July 10, 2011

Elevator Pitch: 31 Weeks to a Better Blog and SNGF

Tonia Kendrick, who writes Tonia’s Roots, has started a new series of posts called “31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog.” Since I’m still fairly new to blogging, and trying to figure things out as I go along, I thought it sounded like a great opportunity to learn, branch out, and spice things up a bit.

The first challenge is to write an “elevator pitch” for your blog—a short speech you can deliver in the span of a quick elevator ride. That doesn’t sound too hard, right? Well, for me it wasn’t that simple—I was still playing around with it when Randy Seaver made it the topic for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Sort of makes it a double challenge now!

So this is what I finally came up with: 
“Do you find the hunt for your ancestors fascinating? I do! A Sense of Family chronicles my journey into my family history. I enjoy sharing new discoveries, tips and research tools, memories, photos, and, above all, the stories of my ancestors. It’s amazing how far and wide they traveled before converging in Ohio, and how learning about them brings history to life. Once you get started, I bet you’ll find your ancestors fascinating, too!”

You can check out responses to the Elevator Pitch—or submit your own—on Tonia’s Roots. I look forward to seeing what other bloggers say and do with this!

Related Posts:
Are You Going to the FGS Conference?
Playing Catch Up with 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog
Fun Family History Books for Summer Reading


  1. Hi Shelley, this is great! I really like the way you started with a question and then talked about what you enjoy. It makes it very personal and inviting.

  2. Thanks, Tonia! I wanted it to sound welcoming, so I'm glad it came across that way.


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