I think it’s important to keep a focus on the stories that relate to topics/events that are important or likely to become important. Stay ahead of the curve and on top of what’s going on. There is just so much news and information there needs to be a way to sort it all out and keep up. Then there’s all the junk that gets in the way of the real news. Without keeping the news in the proper perspective of recent history, a lot of things that are nothing more than hearsay and such get reported at a rate that doesn’t reflect accurately with what’s going on. Accurately prioritizing the news is a big problem these days. The line between the National Inquirer and the major media outlets is getting harder to distinguish these days.
For whatever reasons, the major news sites/sources are unable to effectively keep things in perspective. Whether you call it bias or an inability to keep pace, a lot of important things simply are lost in the shuffle. Following current events becomes an almost impossible task because you are trying to connect dots which the media makes hard to even find. Now I’m not talking about underground news or those kinds of things. The best way to show the shortcomings of the major media is to shine the light right on them. Most of the important information is still out there through the major news media, it’s just they don’t present it so people can connect those dots. Other secondary news sites seem to go off on a tangent very frequently and that makes it difficult as well, even though they do often present the news in a better way than the major news media. eNewsAlerts.com will do the job that’s simply not being done.
There have been a number of times when I go back a day or so later to a news story from the major media that should be a headliner and it’s nowhere to be found. I have to search my history to find the article if I didn’t bookmark it… It’s interesting how some of this is done, but I’m not going to let them get away with filtering the news in such an unbalanced way. Some of these underreported stories are crucial to connect the dots so many people are trying to connect. I think the majority of people are simply looking to make sense of everything. I don’t think most people want to be political, I think that happens when people aren’t fairly presented with all the facts. Most people are busy and tend to scan headlines and if you aren’t careful you are unknowingly nudged in a direction that causes you to come to conclusions you would never make if you had some of that important information.
Eventually there will be the top columns and blogs of the day/week which will help provide more insight to visitors. Look for plenty of humor as well. Also, email alerts and RSS seem to be obvious options that will be phased in at some point to those who are interested in that.
BlogChow.com will continue on and is expected to grow steadily after eNewsAlerts.com is live and the sites should compliment each other well. It’s really not all that different from what I do for my own personal use. These sites will not only be good for people looking for news and items of interest, it will be a great source for other bloggers and columnists to get facts and information.
You Passed the US Citizenship Test
Congratulations – you got 10 out of 10 correct!
New Server and Blog Interface
I recently moved the site to a new server and added a new blog interface. A surprisingly smooth transition! The changes were needed to keep up with the Blog Chow growth. Continued steady climbs in the rankings make Blog Chow one of the faster growing blogs on the internet. This despite still no paid advertising to date. Thank You kindly!
**Note: If case you stumbled onto this page through a search engine or other means, this is not the main blog. This is just an excursion. What you’ll find here are an occassional personal note or minor site update/announcement. And apparently sometimes long periods of nothing at all. Other than that, time will tell. For the main blog, complete with nutritious food for the mind, go here.
Blog Chow Progress
BlogChow.com has been officially online for a little over a month now. Still just getting the ball in motion but making some nice progress. On June 15th BlogChow had a www.alexa.com ranking of 4,204,732. As of now we are at 523,526. I know there are well over 5 million sites ranked so I’ve got 4 or 5 million beat already. Actually have made some positive ground across the board with the other web sites as well.
Blog Chow has been picked up by some sites and must be picking up some stragglers and hopefully retaining a decent percentage of those. So it’s going in the right direction. After all, with the riveting observations and insight, it should be that way! No promotional efforts yet to speak of so I am pleased at this point with the progress. A lot of work still to be done. There are a lot more sites being ranked in Alexa than I remember 3 or 4 years ago when I started poking around with web site ideas…
Cat Born With Two Faces
A cat in Oregon has been born with two faces. A two faced cat? Sounds like an ex girlfriend.
Dawning of an Era
Right on schedule and ready to roll! There are some layout things that I want to work on, but this site is about content. Remember, content is king! Substance over style. I’m ready to get things in motion… Welcome aboard!