|Re: SPAM-LOW: What would you like in your cohousing.org news section||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Pam Rank (pamrankfresnocohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:15:50 -0800 (PST)|
I like the format Craig - & I agree - I like the article & think there may be a more personalized intimate portrait of cohousing from online local pubs. Different persons are going to respond differently to different articles (how many more times can I fit different in this sentence?) so a good cross section seems wise. I admit to feeling a little bombarded with bad news lately... keeps me awake worrying at night & so some sort of hope - people working, living, playing together to make things better is both a nice break but also hopeful. And... from a marketing perspective a positive tool. Pam. Fresno Cohousing, Marketing/Sales ---------------------------------------- From: "Craig Ragland" <craigragland [at] gmail.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:17 AM To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Subject: SPAM-LOW: [C-L]_ What would you like in your cohousing.org news section Over the past several weeks, since some staff restructuring, I've been personally managing the "In the News" section. I'd like to get feedback or suggestions on the editorial approach I'm taking. Featured News appears on the Cohousing.org home page: http://www.cohousing.org This "pane" (about the center of the page) includes a subset of the news that appeasr on the "Cohousing In the News" page: http://www.cohousing.org/in_the_news We "feature" every news item when its first discovered on the home page, then "unfeature" less substantive items a few days later. This keeps a portion of the content on Cohousing.org Home Page as fresh as possible. I'm quite happy with this model, except for the hand-work involved - I'd rather they auto-expire from the homepage and we may move to that in the future. My main question is around what to include as "News" - here's an example article that I'm unclear about including: http://waldo.villagesoup.com/Community/story.cfm?storyID=141715 Personally, I like it - lots of fun photos, but it does appear in an online-only, local publication. In the past, for this section, we have only included news items that have also appeared in print, radio, or on TV - or content that is connected to larger media outlets. What do you think a shift to include online publications? Is it time for us to make this transition? Any insights on how to set a boundary around what online "articles" should and should not be included? At this point in time, I'm clear that I don't want Coho/US to make the time investment required to track or present a running list of the large number of cohousing blog posts, many of which are blatantly self-promotional. There may be a place for them on the Cohousing website, but not this particular section. Thanks for your attention. Craig Ragland Executive Director Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) 425-487-3550 http://www.cohousing.org craig [at] cohousing.org Please consider a gift in support of Coho/US. Click here: http://www.cohousing.org/contribute Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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