The bricks were out under a lovely weeping willow in the side yard; under my bedroom window where I could look at my creation before going to sleep each night. I was the only one who found the creations of note. There was no home show tour of my pile of bricks.
When I started Shades and footnoteMaven I viewed them as my adult, digital age, pile of bricks. I chose to be the footnoteMaven. My digital bricks, like their real world counter-part, could be anything I wanted them to be. And so I created Shades and footnoteMaven around things that interested me. My pile of bricks after all.
Those wandering the web stopped and commented on what I had done. I made some wonderful friends. Then it happened, the digital equivalent of the home show tour of my pile of bricks.
Internet Genealogy Magazine spotlighted Shades Of The Departed in its September 2008, Net Notes.
I could not be more pleased and proud. (I feel like those parents with the bumper stickers proclaiming their child student of the month!) It's a beautiful, well-written article by Donna J. Pointkouski, What's Past Is Prologue, describing Shades.
Donna and Internet Genealogy Magazine, thank you so much! Thank you for the tour of my pile of digital bricks and my fifteen minutes of fame!
I now have something wonderful to hand down to those for whom I will be their ancestor. A copy of Internet Genealogy Magazine, September 2008 (I bought a few). Something that will tell them of my passions and how I lived my life. What family historian could ask for more? What pile of digital bricks could ask for more?