One of the things I love about the Guild of One-Name Studies is the ethos of members helping members. This Guild Blog Challenge is no exception.
The Guild has a closed Facebook group for members only. Before Christmas, a discussion around members blogging and writing about members of their one name study developed into this challenge. Over a three month period, from 1st January until the end of March, members can participate in writing about their study. In order to “win” the challenge, participants must have written 10 posts.
There is a #GOONSblogchallenge Facebook group and if you are a Guild member, then why not join in? You can blog about your study, or if you don’t have a study then blog about what surname you are interested in. Don’t forget to use the tag of #GOONSblogchallenge
Where to write
There are a variety of places where you can write in order to participate (not forgetting to share the link via the Facebook group above). WordPress and Blogger are both blog platforms. This blog is hosted at WordPress, but did originally start life in 2002 on Blogger and I made the switch, importing posts about five or six years ago. Some members who are using the Members’ Website Project for their website might have a blog as part of that facility. Others might have a TNG site and therefore could upload a PDF document, linked to the individual concerned. Alternatively, you might share a post via a Facebook group specific for the surname study. You might decide to use a mix of options.
Don’t forget to mention citations and copyright if applicable and posts might be about specific places or people within a study or the history of a study, but that is not exhaustive. I will be back tomorrow, writing about the posts I have planned.