|Image courtesy of the Bowery Boys.|
My fellow techie history/genealogy-geek bud JD Thomas shared this post on Google+ today as an example of why heritage institutions need to be blogging, and not just focusing on newsletters and print publications (both of which still serve an important purpose):
This is why Blogging is so important for institutions. Being about to get an article like this out within an hour is amazing.New York city local historians the Bowery Boys quickly responded to today's big East Coast earthquake by writing up a comparison to the big earthquake that hit NYC in 1884.
The Bowery Boys: New York City History: The Earthquake of 1884! A few parallels to today's...: New York has never suffered severely from the effects of an earthquake. But the one just felt today -- reportedly of 5.8 or 5.9 magnitude, c...If your heritage organization isn't already blogging, what's holding you back? Lack of interesting historical content? Lack of staff and time to write? Not sure how to set up or manage a blog? Your board doesn't understand the point of blogging? We'd like to know, and maybe we can help with some tips!