Saturday, August 13, 2005

A blog such as this is a way for the "blogger" to share something with the world; opinion, facts, pictures, a diary or other information. Since the only effort is signing up and then typing a "post" to your blog, it's the easiest way to create a web page. A blog can be an individual effort or a team effort. In a team effort, the host of the original blog sends email invitations to team members who can accept or reject the invitation. In order to accept, the team member must sign up or already have a blog.

The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate how a team blog could be useful for an extended family to share genealogical research. But, of course, that concept would apply to any afinity group; club members, classmates, present and former employees, etc.

If any Pastfinder member is interested in participating in this demonstration, you can email me either through email the webmaster at the bottom of our home page (listed to the right) or reply to any email from me and I'll send you an invitation to join. Note that Dotty accepted an invitation and is now a member.

The blog service we are using is BLOGGER, owned by Google. To sign up you are asked to enter a user name, a password, a name for your blog, select a blog template (the way your blog will look) and enter your email address. If you have privacy worries, check the privacy policy. Once you accept you will have Pastfinder listed under your blogs and you can click on it and post messages to the Pastfinder blog.


Blogger Bob said...

Anyone can add a comment but you must be a team member to post a message. Although blogs go back to 1994, they weren't named blogs until 2003 and have gained enormous influence in news and politics in the last few years.
Go here to see the history of blogging.

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