What is the point of a genealogy blog? After all, a blog usually displays what you're thinking/doing/seeing on the current day, doesn't it? Actually there are several different reasons for writing in a genealogy blog, apart from those blogs from huge commercial companies, who use them (mostly) to tell you what wonderful new things they have on their site to get you to part with your money.
A genealogy blog is not exactly a source. Well, it can be, but I would prefer to use one as a repository of clues, then go and do the research myself, once the blog has given me suggestions and/or directions.
And with this focusing comes peace of mind. And when you have peace of mind, you can think in a straight line. You notice genealogical details you didn't see before, because you were rushing on to the next ancestor. You thought you didn't have the time; but you now have time to complete that research log which shows where you've been and what you've done (and this helps when you really don't have time; you can just pick up where you left off, because you wrote it down).
So a genealogy blog can be many things: a source, a repository, a focaliser - and cousin bait. Cousin bait is where you have titled your blog post with an ancestor's full name and dates, and a distant relative happens to be desperately seeking them on Google (other search engines are available). And they find your blog! So they find you! Collaboration ensues - hooray!
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