While things didn’t go as planned over the last month, I first want to say thank you to all of the readers for your patience. Getting the new site up and running took a little longer than expected, but I think, for the most part, everything is ready to go.

Over the past month, I concentrated mainly on getting all of the little business and site things in order, so when it was all done, my focus could be on what I came here to do….keep the readers up-to-date on what is happening in Gallia County and tell its stories along the way.

Over the next few days, I will be working on several stories I’ve had on the back burner, while I focused on the site, but I am ready to start receiving submissions! Submissions can be made through the Contact Us tab on the site or galliaherald@gmail.com. Have a post on Facebook? Tag us!

Speaking of social media, in addition to our Facebook page, the Gallia Herald is also on Twitter and Instagram.

In addition, there is also a subscribe option back up on the site. It is a little different from the subscription in the past. Instead of receiving an email every time a post is published, you will receive one newsletter style email at the end of the day, with links to all the stories posted, once I am through for the evening.

You will also find on the subscribe page the option to be a voluntary paid subscriber. While I did receive voluntary paid subscriptions in the past, nothing was officially set up. The site was primarily funded through advertising.

This time around, I am offering the option for readers to actively support the site. As I receive enough subscribers to cover an ad space, I will either remove it or place a “Paid for by the Readers” placeholder until the entire spot is full. It is conceivable the site could be virtually advertisement free in the future if the readers decide to support it.

You can read more about subscriptions on the Subscribe tab in the menu above.

As before, if you own a business and would like to promote it on the Gallia Herald, email galliaherald@gmail.com. To avoid usability issues with the site, spots are limited and once they are full, more will NOT be added.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn a little more about my “philosophy” with the Gallia Herald, read this post from April 21, 2013. It still holds true and is a guide to how I operate.

If you missed the post about the Gallia Herald changing hands, read it here.

Again, thank you to Carrie Gloeckner for all her work during the past four years and I wish her luck as she continues with the Meigs Independent Press! And thank you to Adam Johnson with DMRD Tech, LLC for making the new website happen.

I’m excited to jump back in and continue what I started six years ago!

Michelle

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