Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others. Try to find some blogs that are out of your area of expertise.Part of the problem is finding blogs that are updated regularly (some have not been updated since 2008 or 2009), and the other part of the problem (if you could call it that) is deciding who to follow, since there is so much out there!
I decided to select blogs that focus on areas where I don't know as much as I would like. So here are the 5 blogs I am now following:
Growing Up In An Italian Family - Although the focus is on a different region of Italy than my research, two (or more) heads are better than one. I don't know enough about Italian genealogy other than the very bare minimum, so I hope to develop a better understanding by following this blog.
Wardills of Yorkshire and Beyond - The post on top is about a Hawksley. How could I not follow this blog, as we try to find my husband's elusive British ancestor?
Brophy's Irish Genealogy Blog - My ancestor Edward Marshall Haley comes from Ireland, and I definitely need to keep up with what is available for researchers in Ireland!
Genealogy Canada - A general website that covers a variety of genealogy news of interest to researchers with roots in Canada.
Family Matters - Because I am a 35-year-old Gen Xer, yet I still think of fruit as something you eat, not something that connects you to the internet.
Or whatever it is those newfangled Blueberries do...