Saturday, April 30, 2011

Post-Storm Update ... and message to Greta Koehl

First, my apologies to anyone out there may have been waiting for a response from me about anything.  Due to the demon storms that ran through here last Wednesday, I have been without power (and subsequently, no internet) from Wednesday morning until this afternoon.  I have had to use my phone (sparingly) as my only connection to the outside world since the only way to charge it was in my car - engine running - at $3.75/gallon.  I hope to get emails answered, blogs read, etc., in the next several days.

Second, I would like to thank Greta Koehl at Greta's Genealogy Bog for mentioning my website in her Follow Friday post!  A message to Greta: When I tried to go to your blog to post a comment expressing my appreciation, I got a big warning that said your blog contained content from another site known to distribute malware, and that I might get a virus from your blog! 

Erring on the side of caution, I decided to post a message to you here instead.  I'm not sure if you have recently added some "margin goodies" (that stuff everyone has in the margins of their blogs) that have this content or not, but I thought you should know.  I've never gotten this warning before, on your site or anyone else's.  I hesitated to post a link to your blog, but then thought ... maybe I'm the only one having a problem.  If no one else gets a warning (using Google Chrome), please let me know.  Maybe it's me.

Also, Greta, In response to your other comment about Weebly ... my website is done with Weebly (see my original post here).  I went ahead and bought the domain.  It was only $68 for 2 years to own the domain.  I also upgraded to the pro version, which was another $48 for 2 years.  It's a lot of money to plop down all at one time, but bonuses at work tend to enable my genealogy addiction quite nicely.  I don't really know about posting linked genealogy information yet, but I intend to find out.  I know that RootsMagic 4 will create a website, but I'm not exactly sure what to do with it after I create it.  I'm hoping for a webinar ... (hint hint)

My main purpose for my website was for use as a genealogy toolbox, but now that I see what some other folks are doing, I have big plans for my website.  Hopefully, I'll be able to tackle them all before my domain expires! LOL

Since I'm playing catch-up, I thought I would share something good that happened this week.  I received my genealogy contact cards in the mail.  Here's what they look like:

I also got a tote bag and a t-shirt with my logo.  I got them from Vistaprint.  They aren't expensive at all (250 cards cost around $20).  Check them out.  They have a lot of great stuff.  (You can upload your own logo - I just used a stock logo they already had).*  I plan to use these at future genealogy conferences and anytime I run into anyone who might be related to me.

*Disclaimer:  I am not affiliated with Vistaprint.  I just like their stuff, and it's inexpensive.  However, if you sign up with them, be prepared for a LOT of marketing emails.


Greta Koehl said...

Thank you for posting this, Jenny! I was wondering why there had been no comments recently! I have removed the blog in question from my blogroll (and I had noticed when my blog page was loading that there would be a long period of hesitation when it hit that blog). I hope that this has fixed the problem and will put up a post to let people know. Perhaps you or someone who reads this could try posting a comment to see whether everything is fixed. Also, thanks for the information on Weebly. Right now I am doing the Genealogy Toolbox part, but I would also like to post my families there if it works - I may check with some people at the NGS conference to find out how best to approach this. If Weebly works for that, I will probably buy the domain and possibly go the pro route as you have. Also - spiffy card! I got my husband to get a set of cheapo cards made for me at Kinkos that I can take to conventions - it's fun to exchange cards! Again, thanks for pointing out the problem!

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry about the problems created for you by the storms. It's good to know that you're okay. Lovely contact cards. Thanks for all the information and linnks.

Unknown said...

@Greta, all is well with your blog now. I posted my comment there :)

@Nancy, thank you for your concern. We were fortunate and only lost power for a few days. Others VERY nearby were not quite as fortunate and lost their homes and families. Record numbers of tornadoes (somewhere around 150, I've heard) in AL, GA, TN, and KY. We were definitely very fortunate.

RootsMagic said...

A webinar on creating and uploading a website with RootsMagic is in the works.

Unknown said...

@RootsMagic, woohoo! Thanks :)

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