So as I was saying yesterday the challenge has been very helpful to me and I hope this inspires someone else.
I also wanted to share with you some of things I did during my challenge. I started to set a timer, to let me know when to stop. That doesn't mean I stopped when it went off, but it gave me permission to stop and do something else. Like scrapbooking! Or pick up kids from school. Or just to move on.
After about five days into the challenge I decided I needed a spreadsheet of what I had accomplished so I could see some of my progress. So, I made and excel spreadsheet.
Here are some of the things I did in the first 18 days.
I also counted such things as attending a Genealogy Conference, listening to a webinar, because after all I need to keep learning as well as doing. I also counted tasks like adding sources to my family tree software. I use Legacy. One day I was looking at the Index in Legacy and noticed duplicates on half my people. So I had to ask on the user group how to merge duplicates and I worked on that one day. That was longer than 30 minutes. I think I know how I created that mess. I did a sync with Legacy and Family Search and I didn't finish the comparison between each person and it added everyone in as a new person.
Live and Learn.
I did not count any indexing I did since that doesn't affect my genealogy work.
Sometimes I did searchers for a particular document, and I would record the results in my Research Log. In this case it is a negative results. I still can't find a marriage record for my Great Grandfather Joseph Hartmann b1845.
Above are days 19 to 30.
I tried to avoid going down rabbit holes after Bright Shiny Objects but that was hard to do. So I just saved what I found.
I have found because of all this renaming of files that I am now saving new things with the new naming convention. That is going to make things so much easier.
Of course as I made changes and found things to check on I needed a To Do List and I made one of those.
Nothing hard, just a name and an item that needs to be completed, and one of those is even done! I feel so accomplished.
Well Good Luck
On to my next 30 days!