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I’ve changed the social media plugin that allows you to let others know about the blog posts here. The icons that appear at the bottom of a blog post (image above) are now Twitter, Facebook, Email, and Pinterest.
And if you view the blog post’s URL (permalink), you’ll see a floating social media bar on the far left that has those same social media options, plus a few more. It looks like this:
My consulting business (no, not my mountain biking, really!) has kept me busier than usual lately and that’s meant fewer blog posts here on LoGro. It bugs me if I don’t publish at least one new blog post here every day because I want the 500-1000 people who visit each day to always have something new to see. It’s not that I don’t have lots to blog about but rather my tendency to spend a lot of time on them, especially those that are issue-related.
So I’m going to experiment with publishing more blog posts that simply introduce a topic or issue, inviting y’all to chime in with comments, questions, links, and opinions. The topics will likely be a little more wide-ranging, with a mix of 75% Northfield-related and the rest state, national, international.
I also like tackling a difficult issue and spending weeks on it like I’m currently doing with the Northfield Fire Department. There aren’t many of those investigative-type stories that I take on but when I do, they really require a lot of work behind the scenes and then a lot of time to write them up, summarizing what I’ve learned and taking a position.
I’ve got some other ideas for new features here on LoGro but they’re not quite ready for prime time. In the meantime, let me know what ideas you have and give me your frank feedback on what you like and don’t like on the current state of LoGro affairs.
Got something to announce to the 500-1,000 people per day who visit Locally Grown? Read on.
While we’re primarily an issues-oriented blog, we also keep connected to the Northfield community by blogging about area people, events, organizations, and businesses.
So if you have something of interest to announce, consider these options:
Arrange for a photo opp People who are willing to show up at one of my offices (tables at area coffeehouses) and have their photo taken can usually get me to blog their announcement for free. See examples here, here, and here and then contact me.
I’ve put up four new fall photo banners at the top of LoGro: two are downtown-related (one exception), one is colleges-related, one is all-Waterford Bridge.
See the album of photos that I used to make the banners (large slideshow), or watch this high-def, one-minute video of the photos with music (Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat Major by Chopin). You can click the full-screen icon anytime while the video is playing:
If your bandwidth isn’t sufficient for the high-def version of the video, you can watch a standard version here.