In today’s Northfield News, Managing Editor Jaci Smith has an editorial titled: Call to arms: Now is the time to get involved.
We’re in the midst of a Web site redesign that was to include an opportunity for citizen blogging. Then Ron and Bettye’s letter showed up. So instead of waiting for the redesign, starting today, we’re launching a local politics blog. Ron and Bettye asked for a citizens’ forum and we want to provide it: a place to exchange ideas, questions and ultimately, find solutions. What it won’t be is a site for malcontents or a forum for wannabe politicians. It’s about positive action.
The blog evidently doesn’t have a name so I’ll just call it the Northfield News blog for now. I’m not sure why they’re using the dotmobi top-level domain for the blog, ie, blog.northfieldnews.mobi — maybe it’s just what GoDaddy provides for their Quick Blogcast service, and that the News wants the blog to be mobile-ready and that they intend to add a podcast later.
Welcome, Jaci. I look forward to the contributions that you, your staff, and your readers make to Northfield’s growing civic blogosphere. I’ve added a link to your blog on that blogosphere page, under the media listing.