Our local newspaper’s “Web connect” points to defunct blog sites

“Web Connect: Our favorite blogs,” our local newspaper, The Union, touts.

But it points to blogs that are defunct.

One of them is its columnist George Boardman’s blog, NCRoadkill. But the most recent post is from May 2014 announcing “this is the end for Nevada County Roadkill.”

It also points to “Sierra Today,” Scott Hopper’s blog. But Scott lives in San Luis Obisbo County now and hasn’t updated his blog since November 2014, when he wrote about an Arroyo Grande football game. Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County.

The best aggregation site is not The Union; it is “NC Voices,” created by Anna Haynes.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on “Our local newspaper’s “Web connect” points to defunct blog sites”

  1. Jeff:

    Good catch, as they say.

    By the way, just to round out the irony of your statement …

    “The best aggregation site is not The Union; it is ‘NC Voices,’ created by Anna Haynes.”

    … Anna Haynes hasn’t lived in Nevada County for the last several years (she’s somewhere down in the San Francisco ay Area, I think).

    All of which, I suppose, highlights the fact that the Internet is everywhere and nowhere.

  2. As Jon Shilling noted here yesterday: “Maybe if [management] spent more time managing the paper and its content vs. socializing/ belonging to many community organizations it would get on the right track?”

    This is the root of the problem — and has been for a long time.

    1. Thank you Russell. And that was before George Boardman’s blog went kaput! And I’m sure you will join me in toasting Anna Haynes’ NCVoices. It’s how I access your blog!

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