Hey it’s Winsome Wednesday. I missed Terrific Tuesday. I have interns and well, I was busy.
Today’s topic is “stuff.” Stuff is a yearly reminder on how we operate.
First and foremost. Our print date for Friday is Tuesday night.
Please submit material two weeks prior to events. The editors want to get your info out to the public in print, so the last minute can backfire. Send public service announcements to email@example.com. That would include church news, bake sales, Relay for Life, non profits, Military organizations, school groups, recreation groups, youth sports, and so on.
Jpegs should be attached and not embedded. 1 megabyte at least in size. They can be addressed to me or to the firstname.lastname@example.org depending if I am writing the article or it is being submitted by you.
My cell phone number is 540-793-0896. Much better to call me or text me on that than use the number in the newspaper. I am very likely never there to answer that phone listed in the paper. I return cell phone calls as quickly as possible.
Please if you can, do not send PDF files. They confound. A simple word doc attachment works best. Technology is better in emails and so forth than showing up with written docs. We have to re-type. Me mostly, and I am slightly dyslexic. You might be amazed at how that works out sometimes.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. I think I am amusing, so you can follow me personally on Twitter at catbe1. I am very proud of the fact though I have few followers, less than 70, one of them is comedian Kevin Hart and another is JBreezy the Poet. Both are hilarious. We have over 2,600 followers on Facebook and I have over 1200 friends on my personal page. I will friend you on my personal page. Again I think I am funny, so once in awhile you will find amusing videos I pass along. The latest is two cats playing patty cake.
Along with our two sister papers, So Salem and Swoco, had over a million page views last year. Thanks so much. We had a great number of them.
Botetourt rocks! See you next week.