By Marianne Lincoln
For the past two years I have been trying to keep writing and posting your stories and events here at the Pierce Prairie Post. It’s a labor of love as I do not make any money working on this.
If you haven’t seen your story or event, perhaps it’s because I have been very busy, if you didn’t send it to me, it likely didn’t get posted. I used to have time to dig up the stories. I do not anymore. Sadly, I even missed the Bethel Tech Fair yesterday, but visiting a high school friend in Tacoma who is terminally ill and moving to Iowa to be with family was more important. That was just after I had to crawl under my house and patch up my heat ducting from the Douglas squirrels work last month. I’ll be finding them a new home. They are cute, but it’s expensive to heat their old home in my crawl space. Ahh, life happens to us all.
Now, the look of the Pierce Prairie Post is about to change. The morning newsletter won’t change right away, but the front page will. I found this other format more appealing and I hope you do too. I have used it on 253Watch for several months. Yes, There is another blog I haven’t told you about. It’s not a 501(c)(3) like the Post. It’s my own local news that includes some politics and crime stories.
Posting has been slow lately as WordPress, my parent site, forced me to change to a new operating system so I could use Internet Explorer 10 or better. Well, my old Windows Vista machine could not support it, so I could not post. I bought a new computer (ouch) so I could post again. Then, WordPress told me I was over the maximum limit on photo storage. So I can post, but I cannot add new photos. I will be working this week to archive 2012 and 2013 stories to make room for the new news. Things should be running smoothly again soon.
Happy New Year and I hope you like the new look!