I am always experimenting with new things to try and make this blog more and more useful as possible and the podcast was one of those experiments. The podcast has been running already for four months straight. Up until the writing of this post there are 17 episodes and has gotten 4,712 downloads in total. Which is great! I love providing content that is useful and can help others out.
The unfortunate thing is that it takes over four hours to produce one episode. Recording is easy but there is much more than the actual recording. There is planning, recording, editing, publishing, and syndicating. I only have two hours per day to work on my genealogy and as you can see that is two days out of my week. Then I have also been writing four blog posts per week besides the one for the podcast. This is all and good and I am not complaining I am just explaining to you the reason that I have placed it on hold. Simply put it is taking too much of my time and I have almost no time to do my own research or work on my other projects.
For right now this podcast is on hold for 30 days which at that time I will decide if I continue to produce it or get rid of it. During this time I will develop a process to run this blog and also my other website MexicanGenealogy.info to try and free up some time. For this same reason I have also decided to only write 3 blog posts per week. I will only write posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you have signed up for the We Are Cousins newsletter then you will also receive emails on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to past content that was published before you joined our newsletter. If you have not joined it you can do so here: Join Newsletter Now.
As part of this process I have also started to accept guest posts. You can read more about it here: Become A Contributor on We Are Cousins Tell Us Your Stories.
Let me know what you think about this decision. I would love to hear your feedback on the podcast as to what you like about it or dislike and if I should continue to produce it or give it the ax. Let me know in the comments area of this post.
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Moises recaps the presentations that he attended during the 35th Texas Hispanic Genealogical, talks about his ancestors Juan Bautista Perez and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto, Texas Almanac 2014 – 2015 , and U.S. Latino Patriots: from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
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In this session of the We Are Cousins podcast, I welcome you to our new podcast, talk a bit about my self, and provide an overview of what you can Continue reading
Several years ago I had gotten a You Tube channel for We Are Cousins but never utilized it. It was just there in the lost land of the internet. A few days ago I uploaded my first video, you Can check it towards the bottom of the page and it is a simple video letting everyone know that We Are Cousins has a You Tube Channel.
I highly recommend that you subscribe to this channel in order to get notifications when I upload a new video. I will be basically using this tool/resource to make short tutorials about how to search for our ancestors on new resources that I Continue reading
On this last day of 2013 I just want to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year!!!
Happy, Happy New Year!!!
I also want to share a recap of 2013 and my goals for this blog in this coming year of 2013.
This blog started as a personal blog and a place to document my own family genealogy and history but with time it has turned out to be a valuable resource to many. I just hope it continues to grow and help as it has been doing so.
Recap of 2013
- Ended the year with 445 Facebook Likes. We got 312 new likes.
- 2069 New Twitter Followers that is 1584 new followers.
- Had 18,547 visitors and of those 11,121 were unique visitors
- Email subscribers grew to 244 from 110.
- Sent out twelve ok eleven news letters I did mess one up (I think). Sorry.
Goals for 2014
- Keep in good health surrounded by my family.
- Continue to post articles, not daily but at least every other day or every two days.
- Continue to repost old posts so that new members can read them.
- Increase traffic to this website so that more people are aware of it.
- Continue to share posts on social media websites, facebook, twitter, google+, etc…
- Hope to find more ancestors than this year.
I just hope that 2014 will be a more productive year since I know this blog has helped many and continues to help people connect with their ancestors and each other. I have been very fortunate for the wealth of records available at FamilySearch.org. I just hope they continue to be available and to put more collections online. Once again thanks for reading and see you in 2014, have a very Happy New Years!!! Can’t wait for the tripitas tonight!!!