What does this have to do with genealogy? I subscribe to (so) many feeds that supply me with a genealogy and records fix: Twitter, Facebook, blogs, email, and the internet in general. The internet, as you all well know, is almost exploding with more databases, more researchers, more groups and societies and museums, more experts, more amateurs, more of everything everyday. I think it applies to every field, not just genealogy. But what will happen if I don't read about the newest "it" thing? What will I miss??
I am self-diagnosing myself with FOMO. My name is Sally and I am addicted to social media. You can even take a quiz. Here are my results:
I have to admit to myself that I just cannot keep up this pace! I crave knowledge and therefore will always have a FOMO.
My own life consists of a near-full time job that I enjoy, and a home and family with two busy kids and their running exploits. I even signed up for two online college courses. I am
I will be around. I may not post as frequently, but I will post. The blog will always be the cousin bait. The website will always house the family tree. I will always be on social media. My FOMO won't disappear that fast!
- update website more regularly
- be active, rather then passive when searching for cousins
- revisit message boards and re-post
Wish me luck!
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