Pinterest, again

About four months ago I deleted my Pinterest account because of issues I had with their sharing policy. Now, every time I see a mention of Pinterest I think perhaps I was a bit hasty. Well, today I tried to get back into my account, and after requesting a password reset, there it is! All my followers and followings, all the photos I uploaded myself, all my boards are there. I had deleted all the pins I’d borrowed from others because of my concerns.

Pinterest profile

I admit now that I can’t remember precisely what those concerns were, and when I read the current Terms and Conditions I can’t see anything to make me delete my account. Perhaps they’ve changed? Or perhaps I’m less picky.

So, for better or worse, I’m back on Pinterest. Yet another social network to take up too much time!

A few days in beautiful Brisbane

The 7th Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo (and first in Brisbane) will be held from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 June 2012 at Centenary State High School, 1 Moolanda Street, Jindalee, Brisbane.

With 18 speakers from around Australia and the UK, including me, and 60 exhibitors this will be an event not to be missed.

Last year’s Expo in Geelong, Victoria

I’ll be speaking about Land research for Family Historians, an introduction to land records, and Social Media for Family Historians, an introduction to five common forms of social media.

I’ll also be giving help and advice at the Research Help Zone for the three days of the expo and getting into as much mischief as I can.

Please stop by and say hello!

For more information seeĀ http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/unlock-past-queensland-expo-2012

Back in business

Sydney HarbourFor some reason that I still can’t really explain my blog has been out of action for the last couple of months. I’ve tried to fix it but didn’t really have time to get into it properly when my small attempts didn’t work. In that time I’ve updated my Social Media for Family Historians book and written a new one called Land research for family historians in Australia and New Zealand.

I’ve just had another go, and when what I tried to do didn’t work I put it back the way it was and started installing another one, with the intention of loading it up with a backup. For some reason I can’t explain doing those things has caused it to work.

It’s a mystery to me, but it’s good to be back!