You will probably notice that my blog looks different today.
That?s because the software we started with was giving us fits. So we have changed the software.
This will make our Web masters happier ? and you, the readers, also.
You will still have to sign in to post comments. However, if you have already done that, the Web folks at Hatteras Designs have transferred your information to this new format.
Some advantages of this new format for you are:
- More past blogs are visible on the opening page. The opening paragraph is shown and you click on “More” to see the entire blog.
- There is a summary of recent comments now shown on the opening blog page.
- And the best new feature of all is the ability to login in and set your preference to be notified by e-mail of new posts or comments.
I?m hoping more of you will weigh in with your comments. I know you are out there and checking out the blog, which I hope will be a place where locals and visitors can have a civil dialogue about the many important issues that we face on our islands.
I want to thank OBX Traveler for posting these comments:
?I am very disappointed at the apparent lack of interest by readers in posting their opinions here on Irene?s blog. I am almost certain that many more people are routinely reading The Island Free Press and Irene?s blog than are represented here by these very few reader comments I see since this blog started. There are many critical issues facing the Outer Banks right now; issues that could permanently shape the daily lives of the people of the Outer Banks for years to come.
?Do the majority of readers not have an opinion? Do they not care about these important issues? Are they just plain too lazy to take the time and effort to post? I certainly hope this is not the case.
?Irene has taken the time and effort to provide a wonderful public forum here for discussion and debate. Discussion and debate are important parts of the democratic process. Please do not assume you are not an important part of that process. If you have a thought, opinion, or comment, please make the effort to let your voice be heard. I am eager to hear what you have to say.?
I am eager to hear what you have to say also, so let us all hear from you.