I’m not sure how many of you have been keeping up with my recent actions, but I finally decided to take the leap and get out of public education (Someday, I’ll have to tell you the story about the union loving Democrat who harassed me this past year through email at school. BTW, I kept the emails, and I’m going to share them.) and try my hand at my own business. In June of this year, I launched The Northland News. And if you haven’t seen it yet, I’d like you to swing over and take a peak:
The Northland News is a little different than the political flair you’ve seen around here. It’s my goal to make that site a little more newsy and far less political. Now, that doesn’t mean we won’t ask tough questions nor does it mean I suddenly drank the progressive Kool-Aid.
Part of the process of launching a new platform is rebranding everything digital you’re connected to. So, I was sitting here tonight thinking about updating the Facebook page and what to do with this blog when it occurred to me to check out the meaning of meandering. Don’t ask why I thought to do that 7 years after I started this thing.
So, Meanderings has two denotative meanings:
- (of a person) an act of wandering in a leisurely or aimless manner.
- (of a speaker or text) convoluted or undirected thought or language.
I’ve definitely not been convoluted or undirected on here. If anything, people usually know where I stand when I write.
So, Meanderings is now Musings From Clay County Missouri. I’m quickly learning just how busy one can be. (And I thought I was busy as a teacher….) I don’t know how much more writing will appear on here. At some point, I hope to get back to writing more political stuff and incorporate my Musings into the editorial side of The Northland News. Right now, the focus is on advertisers and creating great content that provides value to our community. The Musings Facebook Page will still continue to feature my unique perspective on political issues, news stories I think worth commenting on, and who knows what else.
If you get a chance, take a look at some of the early stories that have been popular on the site:
- 88-Year-Old North Kansas City Resident Thanks Public Servants for Saving His Life: http://thenorthlandnews.com/paul-mcgarvey/
- Adam’s Run, a marathon that is to benefit a 12-year-old who is suffering from brain cancer: http://thenorthlandnews.com/adams-run-in-liberty-missouri-to-help-12-year-old-fighting-brain-cancer/
- Family members of a NKC High School teacher are raising money to help pay for medical bills after three battles with cancer: http://thenorthlandnews.com/darin-martinez/
- A Year of Success for one North Kansas City School District Educator
Also, if you’re interested, we do have an email newsletter that goes out twice a week. If you’re a member of the email list, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Chappell’s Restaurant at the end of July.
Finally, The Northland News has affordable advertising rates. I’d love to have your business on the site:
I’m running a special for new advertisers:
Be one of our first advertisers and lock in the ad rates for one year regardless if advertising rates increase. Buy six months of advertising, and we’ll throw in 3 FREE MONTHS! Additionally, you’ll receive two sponsored posts: one in the first 3 months and one in the second three months. Finally, you will have a business profile on our site for 12 months!
Thanks for reading over the years, and I hope you all join me in my new endeavor!