Wednesday, August 20, 2008

footnoteMaven and the Wizard of Oz

You blog, you wonder if anyone reads, then along comes a month like August. First, the September 2008 issue of Internet Genealogy Magazine spotlighted my companion blog, Shades Of The Departed, in a Net Notes article written by Donna Pointkouski of What's Past Is Prologue.

Then, from my hero Guy Kawasaki, listed both footnoteMaven and Shades as the Best of the Best on their digital magazine rack in the Genealogy Category.

Now, World Vital Records' Family History Bulletin has named footnoteMaven as one of the Top Genealogy Blogs. They have put me in exceptionally good company. Listed along with the Maven are Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, DearMYRTLE, 24/7 Family History Circle, Genealogy Insider, Genea-Musings, Ancestry Insider, Family Matters, and The Genealogue.

Thank you World Vital Records for recognizing me and for putting me in such auspicious company. I really liked the scholarly writing comment.

Check back often at World Vital Records' Family History Bulletin as they update the genealogy community on the latest and greatest genealogy blogs and websites.

So where does the Wizard of Oz come into this? Well, I honestly feel like the all-seeing, all-knowing Oz just before someone pulls the drape and finds out that behind-the-curtain is a computer, an internet connection, an office filled with stuff, and the Maven still wearing her slippers (and they're not Ruby) at ten in the morning. Not quite the picture of the "Top."


Illustration courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery. Pen and ink drawings for The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum.(created ca. 1901)



Blogger Terry Thornton said...

Congratulations MAvEN -- You are the best! You are in good company because YOU ARE GOOD COMPANY. I'm delighted and so proud for you --- and so honored to consider you a friend.

Keep up the good work --- we're all headed Over the Rainbow following just you.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, MS

August 20, 2008 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Woooo-who!! Congrats fM, way to go!

August 20, 2008 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Lidian said...

Three cheers for you! You are indeed the best!

August 20, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger familytwigs said...

Congrats, fM!!
The best is always recognized.

-All scholars wear bunny slippers. Made possible by the internet.

August 22, 2008 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

You have many fans out here (me included) sometimes wearing their own slippers at odd hours of the night or day.

Keep up the wonderful work! We'll be reading!

Small-leaved Shamrock
A light that shines again
100 Years in America

August 22, 2008 at 10:02 PM  

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