Thursday, October 25, 2007

RE:Little by little

Little by little, this blog is gaining more hits. I know some come from the WV bloggers group. I know one was my brother. But some of the other blog locations are pretty cool, one from the Middle East, one from the United Kingdom. It is nice to get the international page views. Then ,I had one from Palo Alto, California and one from Utah. I guess it just shows you never know where your blog hits are coming from.

Other than that, the work week has been pretty hectic. However, I know lots of people have hectic weeks too. It's almost over. Writing wise well, I wrote a lot earlier this week, but nothing new lately, I'll probably write some this weekend.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back to the blog! I've been away from the blog for a while. I've been busy writing for the AC. Mostly, sports related articles. It was kind of cool, to be targeted, offered to write some articles, and challenging to meet the deadlines. I did it, though! So I have some previews of the pitching match up in game 1 of the World Series, previews on the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers.

Non-sports wise, they did publish one on the Ghost Walks in Harpers Ferry. Which is cool, I wanted to write something local and that is just down the hill. I also wanted to do something on this side of the Potomac.

I have a review of Snowshoe pending, and I hope to write some more ski resort reviews soon. Chances are something else will come up..stay tuned!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

WV Blogger Pride

I ran across a blog community the other day which was pretty neat. It was a forum for West Virginia Bloggers. I joined since I live in West Virginia, basically on the border, and I also went to school in West Virginia. To put a site together 1) puts up a community within the state for bloggers, 2) shows some pride in bloggers of the state. I think it should be fun and a chance to meet some other writers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Good Things, Louisiana Politics and a Friends Blog

A friend of mine made a post about a Louisiana Candidate for a political office. And yes, he made some comments about how this persons life had some bad twists of fates. This candidate is also an entertainer, which is why my friend was blogging about him in the first place. He said this person was putting there life back together, and would be good at the position due to his talents. He also said this person had a passion for the position he was running for, but some how people attack him for being down on the person. I don't get it. When life doesn't or isn't going like we plan and it kicks us down a bit(or a lot) isn't it natural to put it back together? Isn't that a good thing?

Isn't having skills a good thing? Especially when the skills could help him with the job he is running for?

Isn't having passion for the job a good thing?

Isn't having a desire for the job a good thing?

In my opinion, I think the people of Louisiana would care more about what a candidate for any political position was going to do for their great state.

Louisiana has a long way to go in rebuilding from Katrina. New Orleans has a long way to go before it is back to being like it was before Katrina. How are they going to prevent such devastation the next time? What are they going to do with the levees? We hear a lot about New Orleans since it is a major city, but what about the smaller towns? What's being done to clean up the waters, were so many make a living? Or just for preserving the treasure of those wetlands. Or the concerns any citizens have of the economic development, taxes, roads, education, social services, and their safety.

My interest is 1) it was a friends blog, 2) as a tourist I loved what the state had to offer, 3) as a supporter of several outreaches to the area, and 4) the musical heritage of the area.