Well that headline got your attention didn’t it? Don’t worry, the printed paper version of the North Grenville Times will stay exactly the way you like it. What’s going to change is the other stuff that we do. That other stuff we’re referring to is our digital, or online, media. This includes what we’re going to be doing on our website and social media.
We think there are some uniquely talented and interesting people living in North Grenville who you may have never heard of. We want to change that. We believe that every one of these people has a story to tell, and we want to help them tell their stories. We also think that you’ll enjoy listening to, watching, and reading those stories. We’re going to use video, audio, photos, and even some written words to do it. We will start posting these on our website, and alerting people about them through our social media accounts.
Some of you may have noticed our new weather reports on our Facebook page. You seem to be enjoying them, so we’re going to regularly post some other content on both the website and social media that we think you’ll also enjoy. Here’s some of the ideas we have of what we will be posting each week:
Every Monday will now be ‘Music Monday’ – we’re going to post a music clip that is somehow related to North Grenville. It may be a local artist, it may be someone who’s performed here, or it may be someone who’s going to be performing here. Either way, we think you’ll enjoy it.
Tuesdays will now be ‘Trending Tuesday’ – something that is happening in the world around us that has relevance for us here in North Grenville.
On Wednesdays, we will have ‘Quednesday’ – we’ll ask you a question, because we’d like to know what you think about subjects that might be important to you. We want to engage people and give you an opportunity to discuss important topics.
Every Thursday will be ‘Throw Back Thursday’ or ‘TBT’ – when we’ll post something either historical about the North Grenville area, or something else from the past that we think you’ll get a kick out of.
‘Foto Friday’ – help us celebrate some of the work of our talented local photographers, as well as the work of some of our amateurs on staff. We’ll even post the best photos that you send us. So, if you’ve taken a great photo, send it in to [email protected], and we’ll give you photo credit if we publish it.
Every Saturday will be ‘Spotlight Saturday’ – we’ll be highlighting something, or someone, that we think that you’ll want to know about, or will enjoy. It could be an audio or video interview, or some other form of media.
On ‘Survey Sunday’ – we’re going to post a survey on a topic that we think will be important to you. We want to hear from you about these topics, so fill out the surveys and we’ll tell you about the results. Our first survey about ‘The Future of the Former Kemptville College’ is already active on our Facebook page and on our website, just follow the link and do your thing.
We also want to know what you’d like to hear about, see, and read. Send us your ideas for stories, interviews, surveys etc. We want to hear from you. David is forever saying that this is your (the residents) newspaper, so send us an email, on whatever you want us to write or talk about, to [email protected].
To see, hear and read all of this additional content, you need to visit us at our website, which is ngtimes.ca. You can also find out what we’re doing through our social media accounts: Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NGTimes.
Follow our Twitter account – @ng_times, or our Instagram account – @ng_times.
We hope you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labour as much as we’ll enjoy creating it. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you online!