Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Getting into the 21st century

(Feb. 17, 2010) Recorder Community Newspapers, publisher of this weekly newspaper, is getting into the 21st century by offering blogs right on its publications' Web sites. In fact, community organizations and individuals are invited to join the network by creating blogs there too.

The newspaper industry has found that more and more folks are reading newspapers online, mostly for the headline news. But while at the Web sites, they also are noticing other postings such as blogs.

Blogging is a real-time, multi-media form of Internet communication using words, pictures and even video. The process is simple and connection to Recorder Newspapers is free.

To get an idea of what to post, check out the 30+ bloggers spread on Recorders' 15 newspapers.

Those interested in learning how to blog (it's super EASY) and in getting connected to a Recorder Newspaper site may e-mail or call Pat at (908) 832-7420 and she will make it happen.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Three in a row

(Feb. 14, 2010) Today, Sunday, is Valentine's Day when lovers of all ages celebrate and also the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. It is the first of three consecutive special days. Tomorrow is Presidents Day, a federal holiday in honor of all U.S. presidents. Feb. 16 is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), a day of partying before the start of Lent, the Christian season of preparation for Easter. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snowed in!

(Feb. 12, 2010) This time the weather forecasters were right. More than a foot of snow buried Recorder Community Newspapers' territory this week and many folks just now are getting out and about. However, many schools remain closed for Presidents Day weekend (Friday, Feb. 12-Monday, Feb. 15) and kids can continue their snow fun.

Those snowed in still could find out the latest news at home online at Recorder Newspapers' Web sites where many organizations also post their latest communiques on blogs. Of course, reporters' news stories are there as well as other newspaper features.

Any community group or individual interested in joining the growing list of those blogging right on a Recorder Newspaper Web site may e-mail or call Pat Anderson at (908) 832-7420. Blogging is a simple, real-time, multi-media way to communicate. There is no fee involved.

Monday, February 8, 2010

More and more online readers

(Feb. 8, 2010) According to a recent New Jersey Press Association survey, more and more folks are reading weekly newspapers online. They often check out the local news daily.

That's why we're beefing up Recorder Community Newspapers' Web sites by inviting community individuals and organizations to communicate right on their local newspaper's Web site by creating a blog there.

The blogging process is simple and there is no fee for this real-time multi-media tool. To find out how to sign up and get started, e-mail or call (908) 832-7420.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Check out Recorder bloggers

(Feb. 1, 2010) Bloggers for Recorder Community Newspapers address a variety of topics. Different ones can be accessed at the 15 newspapers. Here is a sampling of what you can find.

Take a peek at the fun of a rehearsal of the Hickory Tree Chorus in the video on that group's Jan. 14 blog.

The Rotary Club of the Caldwells immediately organized aid for victims of the earthquake in Haiti via its blog.

Arts groups like Somerset Art Association and the Arts Council of the Morris Area profile artists, spotlight their work and list upcoming shows.

Paul Hostetter, conductor of the Colonial Symphony, outlines the many benefits of music in the symphony's blog.

See what's coming on stage at blogs by Morristown Community Theatre and Watchung Arts Center.

Second Life expert Judy Ross explores this century's "Virtual Worlds" in her blog.

Upper Raritan Watershed Association keeps online visitors to its blog abreast of the latest in environmental issues.

Schools like Far Hills Country Day School and Bonnie Brae highlight their studies and promote their fund-raisers.

YMCAs, recreation departments and local libraries outline their programs and activities in their individual blogs.

Bernardsville sports blogger Charlie Hartley, also an employee of Accenture (formerly biggest Tiger Woods sponsor), weighs in on the disgraced golf champion.

Those interested in joining the growing list of Recorder bloggers can e-mail or call (908) 832-7420 to find out how to take part in this free multi-media communication. I will be happy to help with the very simple connection process.