Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Night Fun Bloggers GeneaMeme

1) Read Jill Ball's post The Bloggers GeneaMeme on her Geniaus blog.

2)  Copy the questions into your own blog post, or into a word processing document, and answer the questions.

  1. What are the titles and URLs of your genealogy blog/s? Mikkels Hus and Early Spokane Obits and More
  2. Do you have a wonderful "Cousin Bait" blog story? A link to a previous blog post might answer this question. Not Really
  3. Why did you start blogging? Is there someone who inspired you to start blogging? I became one of a team of three bloggers on our Eastern Washington Genealogical Society blog, And Miriam Robbins was the person that inspired me.
  4. How did you decide on your blog/s title/s? Mikkel is a family name, starting with Mikkel Madsen, Hans Mikkelsen, Anton Mikkel Hansen and Me, Charles Michael Hansen, Hus is Danish for House. My other blog was to post the Spokane obits I have collected over the years, and sometimes there are very interesting articles on the same page as the obits.
  5. Do you ever blog from mobile devices? No
  6. How do you let others know when you have published a new post? I guess they read it on their blog reader.
  7. How long have you been blogging? I think it was 2008 when I became a part of the EWGS team bloggers.
  8. What widgets or elements do you consider essential on a genealogy blog? Like the Google analytic.
  9. What is the purpose of your blog/s? To post information on my family and other interesting posts. The second blog is to post the Spokane obits I have collected. Who is your intended audience? Spokane researchers.
  10. Which of your posts are you particularly proud of? The series I did on the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair.
  11. How do you keep up with your blog reading? Feedly Blog Reader is pretty fast.
  12. What platform do you use for publishing your blog/s? Blogger
  13. What new features would you like to see in your blogging software? none I can think of.
  14. Which of your posts has been the most popular with readers?  Well 8 of the top 10 are on the Seattle Worlds Fair and the top one is on the Seattle Space Needle.
  15. Are you a sole blogger or do you contribute to a shared blog? Both shared blogger on EWGS blog, sole blogger on Mikkels Hus and Early Spokane Obits and More
  16. How do you compose your blog posts? Online in Blogger
  17. Have you listed your blog/s at Geneabloggers? Yes
  18. Which resources have helped you with your blogging? Spokane Library
  19. What advice would you give to a new Geneablogger? Start your own blog, it is easy and fun.


  1. Glad to hear I was an inspiration, Charles. I have enjoyed reading your blog, for sure!

  2. Now I have more reading to do so I can learn about the Seattle Worlds Fair!

    Thanks, Charles, for respondong to the geneameme adn especially for sharing the story of how your blog got it's name.

    Cheers, Jill

    1. Jill The Seattle Worlds Fair was the first one I attended, and as a student I was awed by what was predicted for the future. Since then I attended two more Worlds Fairs one in Vancouver British Columbia Canada, and of course the Expo 74 right here in Spokane



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