I can’t do cute

October 14, 2012

I can do amusing, absurd, droll, dark, ironic, loony, ludicrous, ribald, ridiculous, silly, wacky, and witty; but I can’t do cute.

Except Bingo the Dog


There is absolutely no excuse for this animal.


That being said…here we are at Monday. I spent the weekend pouring over The Big Golden Book of Genealogy Blogging or the BGBGB. (Wasn’t that a punk club in New York City?). I’ve come to realize that I’m making some pretty big mistakes in my initial foray into the blog-o-sphere.

For instance I’m not including enough pictures, hence the previous pics of Bingo the Dog. I looked at 3,273 genealogy blogs (and that’s just the “A’s” on Cyndi’s List) and to be honest unless that faded sepia tone photograph is an actually a member of your family it sorta looks like the other 500 sepia tone photographs posted every day.

So here’s my static sepia shot


That’s my Great Grandfather Laurance. He was a steel worker. Not much to say about this shot other than…well…that’s my Great Grandfather.

So I’ll be posting photos with either amusing subjects or interesting stories…otherwise you get Bingo.

Back to the cute thing…

Seems every blog, genealogical or not, has cute names for the days of the week. Muddy Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wash the Car Wendsday…

Without going to an ancient dead language like Modern Gutnish (the native language of the Gotlandic people) I don’t have a chance in hell (or a “kýrko var der byggd”) to find a bunch of new clever adjectives. So I’ll be sticking to the Middle English identifiers we’ve all come to know and love.

I also have been remiss in asking questions. As a way to generate comments it’s suggested I ask you, the reader, a question at the end, so I’ll do that…at the end.

There was conflicting opinions about grammar and punctuation. I assume they represented the pre and post texting generations.

Finally there was the advice to “tell your friends about your blog”. Are they crazy? These people know where I live!

So my question for you today is –

Would you rather see a photo of Kim Kardashian or Bingo on Wodensdaug (that’s Wednesday)?

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6 Comments. Leave new

Don’t do cute. It’s not becoming on you.

(I never got into those Wacky Wednesday routines, either. Somehow, I survived…until Google trashed everyone’s stats this afternoon…)

And unless you are speaking to people who grew up loving schoolmarmy pedagogy–or those butcher-paper-on-the-walls group training sessions for the office–you will probably survive without asking any questions at the end of your posts. The comments will come naturally.

See, I would have commented even if you didn’t ask any questions 😉

Reluctant Genealogist
October 15, 2012 11:19 am

Congratulations Jacqi, I had to go look up pedagogy.
Thanks for the support, as I told my corporate soul wife – If I’d tried to work in the corporate world it wouldn’t have been more than 2 weeks before I threw someone out the window. Hope you stop by often.

Delighted to have found your blog via GeneaBloggers. Will be happily following along on your quest. And on Bingo!

Reluctant Genealogist
October 16, 2012 1:30 pm

Hi Donna – Welcome to the jungle! Looks like we are on a Mon-Wed-Fri schedule for now so circle your calendar…or input your app…or energize your transporter…whatever you need bring you back!
Bingo says “Hi”

T. Casteel (@Mzstery)
October 23, 2012 9:58 am

I gotta admit Bingo is pretty darn cute. Great-grandpa Lawrence has some competition there. 🙂
Theresa (Tangled Trees)

Reluctant Genealogist
October 23, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi Theresa –
Bingo also has the advantage of digital photography…and a cute profile.
Thanks for stopping by!

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