I remember a while back when I received a message from a reader regarding something I was covering at a small newspaper. A one-sentence message: "You're doing it!"
He was happy with the coverage. Reporters like that type of feedback.
However, I've not received many messages during this Indiana Central News endeavor. I'm not hearing it, but I'm sure sensing it. What a quiet bunch of readers you all are, but I value each one of you! If it were not for Google Analytics, I'd assume there were no more than 20 people visiting Incianacentralnews.com
Numbers are not my niche --- and I completely underestimated it. But, let me tell you, I'm more proud of the website than anything else I've ever done in life! The ads now appearing on my pages are even more reason to celebrate ICN at its four-month anniversary. If you'd like to advertise your business on the site, let me know.
I made a sllideshow just now with animoto.com , to feature ICN at the four-month-mark. It captures important local moments which I was an eyewitness to in the first half of 2015. Please view the images on ICN's Facebook page.. The site was launched ICN on Feb. 18.
Much has been accomplishied in this short time period. I will work to cover as much news in the next half of 2015, which will sometimes be challenging now with a "real" job on the side. News can happen any time!
I lost a year's worth of my work to a cyber death. With the closing of my last workplace, News Barb, on Feb. 16. I'm making extra sure to keep all my work from now on, and will probably make regular slideshows to keep track of the never-ending finished product. Up unitl then, the only clip I didn't have on file was one from my internship at the Vincennes Sun-Commercial so many years ago, in what feels like another lfetime. I'm over that loss now, since I realized the last time I brought the box out, the ones I possess are in pretty bad shape now all these years later. Newsprint faded and the paper yellowed.
That was an old-fashioned news format compared to this site!
Please don't hesitate to contact me by email anytime.