Welcome to Firelands 411!

Bryan Dubois
Mar 23, 2010

Welcome to Firelands 411!  This is my first post on SanduskyRegister.com – but not my first post on the internet.  If you’d like to get an idea of the subject matter that will be covered on this blog, 411’s original site and material can be viewed at 411firelands.blogspot.com
 
We had a good thing going at blogger.com but the Register and I decided that a larger readership would be a good thing for exposure and the SR management thinks that 411 is a nice supplement to their blogging section.
 
In short, this blog is about opinion.  411 will occasionally introduce new facts into the public domain (regular reporting) but if we do, the reporting will be accompanied by source documents and/or video.
 
We’d like this blog to be user driven – which means lots of feedback from commenters.  I interact with Register reporters – but I am not a Register reporter.  I don’t work in their building and I only know the names of maybe 7 or 8 of their employees.  This blog is independent of Register control.  They’ve allowed this blog on their site because they believe an independent voice is a good thing and will keep ideas and viewpoints flowing.  As evidence of the Register’s open mindedness (and bizarre interest in being targets of frequent roasting) they’re also opening their doors to “The Sandusky Regurgitator.”  As one reader put it:  The Regurgitator is a semi-serious spoof of the Sandusky Register.  Not many newspapers are willing  to acknowledge the online presence of a spoof site – much less publish it on their own website, so they should be commended for having the cajones to do this.
 
Commenting:  Your opinions are welcome here – but if you offer feedback consider your logic and opinions fair game for debate!
 
Stay tuned for some interactive features in the coming weeks:
 
Next Wednesday, 411 will be hosting a live chat with former Sandusky police chief Kim Nuesse.  The following week we’ll have city commissioner Dan Kaman.   I’m hoping that the rest of the city commission will agree to come on to answer some question.  (Election time is just around the corner!)  We hope to also produce some podcasts, and as usual we’ll have video of noteworthy dialogue from Sandusky city commission meetings.
 
That’s another feature that we’re trying to popularize:  Live blogging.  Read this for an explanation on how we do that.
 
Bear with me as I learn this new software and the ins and outs of the text editor.
 
More coming soon…

Comments

Bryan Dubois

We had a commission live chat scheduled for tonight...trying to figure this software out...

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Amazing how far this blog is buried into the register site.  Guess by having you host here they hope no one finds out about you. I think it's working! No anonymous posting.....gonna lose alot of contributers.

Bryan Dubois

Yeah well, if traffic isn't jumping, what's the point, right?  We'll give it a chance.

Bryan Dubois

I have the live chat set up on the old site.  For some reason, this text editor isn't letting me post.

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Now that's a professional, informative response!

 

Just how is traffic going to increase if no one even knows you're here?

 

You give it a chance, I'll move on to other things.

Bryan Dubois

Because I have a link to the new site from the old site!

Exxcellent

I really don't like this new site. I don't like the new way the Register is either though. It was so easy before. Good luck.

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Doesn't even has an RSS feed!?

That's bullshit. Who want's to check this site ten times a day to see if there are any new posts?

At least the Blogsite site has RSS.

Bryan Dubois

I'll check on that, V1.  And I'm flattered that you dig the site so much.