When I started this blog at the end of my history and sociology degree in June 2016, I had no idea where it would lead. Upon graduating I knew I didn’t want to say goodbye to historical research and writing, so created this blog as an outlet for my research.
I had a bit of blogging experience already from my time at university, so had a rough idea of where to start. Setting up a new WordPress website, I called my blog the ‘The History Grad’ as that’s what I was! I had no graphic design know-how so created a logo using Microsoft Powerpoint. As much as I enjoyed research and writing I didn’t blog consistently as I was busy with a full time job. I had no social media accounts for my blog, just sharing my posts with family and friends via my personal social media channels. Then in 2018, I made a decision, to commit more time to this hobby that I love.
I aimed to write a minimum of 1 post a month and gave my blog a makeover. I no longer felt like the name ‘The History Grad’ reflected where I was now, so I changed to Some Sources Say emphasising my use of sources in my content. I created Twitter and Instagram accounts for my blog and used a rather lovely illuminated S from the medieval Master of the Ingeborg Psalter held by the Getty Museum for my logo. Over the last few years as I’ve put in the work the blog has begun to grow. I’ve gotten my own logo, started a mailing list, created monthly history topics, developed more content including Snapshot of History videos and written guest posts for other history websites/blogs.
I’m so happy with everything I’ve achieved so far with Some Sources Say, and can’t wait to see what the next 5 years hold in store!
As June is my blog’s birthday month, I’ve created a new category Historical Research Tips & Advice where I’ll be producing short downloads full of advice for historical research based on my own experience. I hope you enjoy all the new content coming up.
Have you got a history blog? Where did it all begin for you? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments section below.
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