Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 6, 2012
Updated 04:05 p.m., July 6, 2012
By ERIC HAMILTON
Have you checked out the Neighbors Web sites lately?
If you haven’t gone online to the four Neighbors Web pages as part of Vindy.com, you may want to make that part of your daily routine. In conjunction with a few new features we’re starting in the print edition, the online editions will showcase some new content that will hopefully keep you informed — and provide you with a chuckle or two.
In addition to some design updates on the sites, Neighbors is also debuting two blogs. Both are already up and running, in case you haven’t noticed yet. Some of you have already discovered the blog titled “Just Asking,” written by Kim Boccia, who lives in Poland.
The focus of her blog will be all those questions you wrestle with, have no answers for and are afraid to ask someone about. Each entry will pose another new question, along with some of YOUR responses from the previous conundrum. Kim is hoping this won’t be a one-way street — she wants you to comment online or send her an email with your thoughts on each entry.
Her latest entry is centered on how to fill out a wedding RSVP. These things can get confusing, so she wants to know your thoughts on etiquette, along with the proper procedure. Drop her a line.
And check back throughout the week for her latest entries. Her goal is to post a new question every Tuesday or Wednesday — or when inspiration strikes.
The second Neighbors blog will feature a writer you’ve become familiar with in the Neighbors print product — me.
My new scribbles will be presented in a blog titled “Bacon Bits.” I’ve already posted an introductory entry explaining why I chose that name and giving you an idea of what I will write about.
I’m looking forward to posting entries a few times a week. I often have random thoughts on various topics, including as I travel through Neighbors towns. Bacon Bits will give me a forum to share those ramblings.
Like Kim, I covet your comments. I do not enjoy hearing my self talk (in this case, write) and wonder if anyone is reading it or even cares. Please feel free to comment on my entries online, as well as send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I used some foreshadowing earlier when mentioning some new content in the Neighbors print editions. I’ll go into more detail in next week’s column. The things I have planned will rely on your participation, so get ready to play a role in giving Neighbors a fresh coat of paint and help it shine a little more.
Meanwhile, check out the new blogs and don’t forget to send us your “Hot Wheels” photos (See Page 2 in the June 30 edition).