No one called or emailed from the Chancellor's office to protest my unauthorized use of his name in my new domain. No one seemed to notice, or, noticing, thought 'so what'? Walter's a nice guy; I'll make a gift of it to him to use as he sees fit, an expensive joke, driven by blogical necessity.
Not a peep from anyone about "Not Really Mayor Brad Cole's Unofficial Blog," either. Maybe other Council persons did not appreciate this blog's blatant (tongue-in-cheek) attempt to trade on the goodwill associated with Cole's name (as Ben Wetmore had done in D.C.) and didn't want to appear under his banner.
Perhaps another name would be better, say Carbondale-Illinois.Info? Or "You Name It" blog, it's the same idea -- providing more information to readers about what's going on in the City and its organizations. City Council members are free to write about their projects or whatever ... not just about city codes and ordinances.
Other organizations or "interest groups" could also use their own blogs to give their web sites the latest information about -- Bright Spots, or Festivals of Light, or Brown Bag Concerts, or whatever.
Getting off my blogbox now -- no more posts until the Guitars Between the Rivers cd and web site are completed (by next week). This means creating an on-line "store" where it can be sold, which means more work for me, less time for you, Bloggy.
guitarin' it onThe guitar cd may be sold exclusively on-line until Thanksgiving, but promoted in the music stores and radio, as well.
Once the store is built for Guitars Between the Rivers, "Shawnee Shopping" could add other products, as well, including arts, crafts, books, etc. Sort of what Boundless Gallery is doing, only better. lol. Yo, Peter Gregory, the mastermind behind BG, is a great guy. He also came up with the idea for the Southern Angels Business Plan Contest, the 3rd of which will be announced next month (so the web page needs updating). Peter may may have to excuse himself from voting this year, due to conflict of interest. Sure, Boundless Gallery just sold its first piece, but does it offer Shawnee Shipping (tm)?