Amy Johnson Crow extended a call to her readers to write about 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Her idea is one per week but since I've been away from home the first few weeks of the year, if I look at it that way I'm already behind!
In fact, Amy's not really concerned that we share one ancestor per week, or even that we share 52 ancestors. She's encouraging us to write! She says, "The point of 52 Ancestors is to write, not to enforce a bunch of
guidelines. Feel free to start whatever week you want. Skip a week if
you need to. (Catch up later… or not. It’s up to you!) Include
collateral relatives if you want; I’m not going to check if it’s an
actual ancestor or a collateral. It’s up to you."
I hope I can do this. I'm already about a dozen Book of Me posts behind (but hope to catch up with the topics I want to write about). December was a bust as far as research and writing about my ancestors. January's not too far behind. There are times when living real life and spending time with living relatives is more important than researching dead relatives, huh?
My thought for 52 Weeks is to write relatively short posts about both direct and collateral ancestors. We'll see how it goes.
You can take the challenge by visiting Amy's blog, No Story Too Small, and leaving a message.