No Longer A Blogling
On 28 February 2007, the footnoteMaven's Blog was hatched. You may blame/credit Jasia of Creative Gene for this journey, as she was then and still is my inspiration. I had been reading the Carnival of Genealogy for quite some time and thought I'd like to give this bloging thing a try. My first post was Shelter From the Storm, Stories of the Home and Hearth. This was also my first contribution to the Carnival of Genealogy. Since that time I have become addicted to the COG.
So today I am no longer a blogling, I am an adult Spectacled Cascade Mountain GeneaBlogolink. I have feathered my nest with bloggers who became friends and friends who became bloggers. Many of their blogs can be found in my quilt and in the blog roll to your right. My range has been the world. I loved blogging then and I love blogging today.
So who is the footnoteMaven? Perhaps now is the time to tell you. She is identified as Aunt Lilian. A lovely English lass from Huddersfield. The first time I saw her I knew we had a connection; made even more so by the fact that her name was Lilian. My mother and my grandmother were both named Lillian. The photographer who took her photograph was Jno. E. Thaw. John Thaw (the actor) played my favorite television detective "Inspector Morse." So you see, we were destined to be together.
The name "footnoteMaven" was given to me by one of my Nearby History-Writer Friends, Cathy Lykes. She dubbed me the footnoteMaven two years ago, because I was such a nudge about footnotes and sources in our workshops. It stuck.
One day soon, I hope to use the "Birthday Club" method on my alter ego and tell her story here in that little corner of the world that has become her/our home. (You were expecting something else perhaps?)
Since my first post there have been many stories about my family, some filled with laughter, some with tears. I was blessed with a family history that is full of stories and if my grandchildren are any indication, this could go on forever.
So, stop by today so that I may say Thank You - you have made my blogging adventures such a joy.
To many more posts and many more friends!
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