It's the last Friday of the month...can you believe it? Where does the time go?
Well, interesting if one should ask, because that was one of the biggest stories to get hits on Amador Community News' Facebook this week! The Sac Bee posted about a bill being introduced to end Daylight Savings Time in California. Heck, I'm so used to to the "Spring Forward, Fall Back" thing, by now it's almost like a nondescript holiday. Can we get time off? Let's all take the day off! I mean, since most gerbil-wheel Americans pretty much have no idea what a "holiday" is, let's make Daylight Savings one! And National Coffee Day...or National "Dadgum, that's a good day"...or National "I Want You to Be Happy" Day.
Big news for a lot of folks everywhere...several posts about Daffodil Hill opening on March 2. There were posts in the Sac Bee, on KCRA, on several regional media sites. If you haven't gone up to see the beautiful spread of thousands of daffodils, then get up there some time after March 2, and then cross it off of your bucket list!
Other posts that got a LOT of hits this week: A ten year old girl dies as a hero...a dad discovers some toxic waste in a sippy cup...Former Senator Leland Yee was sentenced to prison...a Egyptian toodler was sentenced to prison (really?)...
The Pine Tree reported a rabies story which (most likely) spurred the Amador Public Health to respond via a release reminding the public about the dangers of rabies. More info can be found in our Health & Wellness department at: http://amadorhealth.blogspot.com/2016/02/rabies-awareness-rabies-in-wildlife.html
Dandelion Days is coming up next month. This is a huge event, and a lot of readers are hoping that it won't be rained out (again). I think the weather is holding up pretty nice these days, but you never know with "El Nino". In fact...I think El Nino doesn't even know if El Nino will throw a tantrum this Winter. Sac Bee article: Is this El Nino a dud?
You can't make this stuff up...
Our video of the week got a lot of views. Now, if you're bored, have a zany personality, and have a decent phone video camera, well...why not take a chance and make a video that might go viral?
Heck, this guy, Luciano Rosso did...and I got a GREAT dose of laughter this week!
Laughter truly is the best medicine!
Plan your weekends...with ACN!
When I hear people saying, "I'm bored...there's nothing to do in Amador County..." oh, how I beg to differ! There's SO much to do and see, and a lot of these events are FREE, or are pretty easy on the pocketbook.
All ya hafta do is go to AmadorCommunityNews.com. Serious. That's it! Plain and simple. Our Main Page lists everything, and ONE click gets to where you need to go to find out more.
Our Supporting Advertisers' event flyers are listed in the left hand side bar. If our readers submitted their announcements (which are (ahem!) FREE), then I list them in our Community Calendar.
The only condition for free posts is that you need to do the work!
Use the following format:
TITLE OF EVENT - DAY, DATE, TIME, LOCATION. Give us all a BRIEF description of your event/meeting. CONTACT info (name, email, phone, web site, social networks, etc.)
If you have an event flyer/poster, it's just $5 to have it posted, published and promoted on ACN. The post runs through the day of the event. Please send as a JPEG, and I need to have a URL (link to a web site or something). If you don't have a web site, I'll post it in the most relevant ACN department, and link it up to that.
However...probably the best deal in town is becoming a Supporting Advertiser, which is just $50/year (yes, year)...less than $5/month...which gives you unlimited postings, announcements, newsletters, shares and likes of your Facebook posts. I've been told by many of our Supporting Advertisers that my sharing of their Facebook posts has increased the likes, shares and awareness of their events. Which brings me to my next subject...
If we build it, they will come...
Businesses and organizations: IF YOU HAVE A WEB SITE OR SOCIAL NETWORK, YOU NEED TO UPDATE THEM! Please...at least weekly! If all you have is a monthly newsletter, at least post that on your web site. Communicate with your webmasters. Ping your social networking gurus. If you don't have a web site, let me know, and I'll upload your newsletters on our Amador Media site.
Case in point: I recently received AmadorArts' "Artsline" newsletter, I asked if they would post their on their web site, and here's the response I got.
"No, we have simplified our web site, and are not adding many downloads anymore. We share the newsletter through Facebook and email."
So I went to the AmadorArts Facebook, hoping to share.
...and nope, no newsletter.
No matter what platform you want to promote your business or organization, you're going to actually have to do the work to get it up and out there. So set aside a day to do it, or hire someone to do it. Make Monday your "Media Day"!
Days go by pretty fast. It's already almost March...go in like a lion!
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