Thankfully, we have a good base of readers who click on http://leflorecountyjournal.com every day, or at least several days a week.
Then, there are the occasional clickers to the Journal.
To all of you, I can’t tell you how much you are appreciated. (P.S. I would appreciate you even more if you share the Journal with friends, neighbors, relatives and people you meet at the store)
Because without you (and my great advertisers!), there would not be a leflorecountyjournal.com.
Back in 2009 when the Journal was first launched, I described the site basically as an online newspaper.
But that description did not fit then, and really does not fit anymore. The Journal isn’t a newspaper, of course, even an online one.
It took a while to figure that one out. We are a website to inform and hopefully entertain our readers.
I want to get the news, sports and information out to you readers, both first and best. That’s our biggest advantage over our friends at other media companies. And I want to offer additional services you will not find by opening a newspaper.
That includes photo galleries and my latest offering, video. That is our new and hopefully big addition to the Journal in coming months.
In addition to stories and photo galleries, I will be adding video to a lot of the stories on the Journal, especially sports.
I must caution that I am not a professional videographer, which is plain to see. Saturday was my first real experiment adding video to a story as I went to the Poteau Red-White football scrimmage and embedded the video clip to the story.
You can see the video HERE.
For the Journal to continue to grow and reach more people, we have to offer the things people like. That includes stories, photographs and now, video.
Hopefully you like the new addition. Also, when we switched software and hosts last year, I did not include the link to the Journal’s forum.
But I am also bringing it back out of the dreaded mothballs so our readers can discuss issues with each other. It has never caught on like I expected, but hopefully it will now.
Please take part in it, but keep it civil.
As always, I like to hear from you. If you have comments, suggestions or advice, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.