Thursday, August 1, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Stop Blogging for Months at a Time

10.   How many times can you post about working your way through each of the nearly-identical vital records of all of your great-great-grandparents' siblings?

9.   My job has the audacity to expect me to work before they'll give me a paycheck.

8.   Because dinner has to make it to the table every. single. night.

7.   Too busy reading scholarly books that greatly contribute to my historical understanding and advance my genealogical studies. 

6.   Too busy reading chick lit.

5.   Daylight Savings Time.

4.   The beach.

3.   8 weddings in 12 months. [See also: Top 10 Reasons I Can't Afford my Genealogical Habit or Any of the Other Pastimes I Used to Enjoy]

2.   Too many interesting articles about food policy, monoculture, and the microbiome on Slate.

and the #1 reason to stop blogging for months at a time:

1.   Spending time and resources on enjoying real-live relatives instead of on researching and writing about long-dead ones.

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