I want to thank you,my readers, for your support of this blog. I started Wheeling Alternative ten months ago with uncertain expectations. I originally had doubts that I would be able to get the computer stuff to work and maybe more importantly, I wasn't sure that there was an audience for what I wanted to write about. As you've seen, its still a clunky blog but it's functional and it gives me an opportunity to comment on what we're getting or not getting from Wheeling area media.
In terms of actual readers, I'm not sure what I realistically expected last March when I published my first post. I figured 100, or optimistically, 150 different viewers/month by the end of the year. (Awstats calls them "unique visitors.") Earlier today I checked and found that I had 382 unique visitors in December. I've done very little promoting of my blog and the spiders that work for the search engines of the world don't seem to pick me up very often. I reached that number because you've spread the word and so I just want to say "thank-you."
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Coming soon - the "new and improved" wheelingalternative.com
Learning how to put together this blog together has been, at times, a time-consuming and frustrating experience. In the process I've found that old dogs can indeed learn new tricks - its just that they need more time to get it right. In the next couple of days, I plan to make a number of changes that will hopefully make this site look and work like a more-conventional blog site. In making the changes, I hope that it will also make my job easier.
Here's the first of the changes: there will now be two parts to the site - an "old posts" section that will consist of everything I've written since the blog began in March up to August 11 and a "blog" section that will include all my new postings.
Yes, I'm trying to figure out how to remove the annoying "read all."