So Many Records… So Little Time

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m behind in posting Tombstone Tuesdays. In fact, I’m behind in posting darn near anything!

The problem has not been a lack of things to write about. On the contrary — I have LOTS of things to write about. The problem is time and the lack thereof. As I have mused to my friends and colleagues, it is an unfortunate truth that labors of love are often pushed aside by labors of “gotta do.”

Don’t get me wrong — I love my day jobs. I truly enjoy preparing materials for the websites I work on. I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege of working on some very interesting projects. But as I’ve discovered as I’ve delved more deeply into various records, websites and blogs, there are more records and resources available than any of us could hope to cover completely in our lifetimes.

That thought could be rather depressing. I’m trying instead to think of it as a challenge and a comfort. It is a challenge to get through as many meaningful, interesting resources as possible. It is also a comfort to know that we as researchers will never be bored.

Posted: September 11, 2008.

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