The local newspaper, The Visalia Times Delta, has, like most papers today, an online site.
There, readers can post comments about articles and letters. I enjoy reading and commenting, and it’s become a fairly regular thing to see my comments published in the print edition on the “Local” page. It’s been a rare thing these past several months where I haven’t had at least one comment make the paper each week. This week I made it three days in a row!
I used to open the paper to the editorial page first, to check out political cartoons and letters to the editor. Now, in a bit of vanity, I open it to 3A first, to see if I’ve made it to the print edition again. (Actually, I cheat on that a bit. Since I subscribe to both the electronic and print editions, I can see the paper online several hours before it’s actually delivered to my home. I’ll check out the e-newspaper edition first to see if they published any of my comments, then add the print edition to my “archives” storage bin if they did. I may have to get a second bin!)
I also have a ‘Featured Community Blog’ at the Times Delta’s site (one of only three), called Alternating Currents. Feel free to check it out.