Here we go again

Another development for consultation.  

How can you make your views known?

You are invited to visit an exhibition which will be held at 
Cheswick Green Village Hall, 
Cheswick Way, Cheswick Green, 
B90 4JA 
Thursday 27th June 2013 
2.00pm and 8.00pm.

On reviewing the blog and the posts that have been read, I find it quite interesting to see what is popular and what is not. 

I could for the last 3 years say other than the Olympic torch the regular Police updates were by far the most popular, however I don't receive them any more for some reason so can't post them which is a shame but never mind. 

The blog has been struggling with a theme for 2013 and it has gone slightly green and local with very little personal scribbling or thoughts. 

What has totally surprised me is that one of my very few personal scribbles has attracted nearly 200 reads, not a lot in the grand scheme of things but quite a few for a little Hyper Local Blog. It was just one of those adhoc ramblings 

Then in the absence of the Police reports Earlswood Wildlife Partnership and their newsletters are gaining in popularity which is great, as the work these people do is invaluable to our local community and its well being and judging by the attendance at the recent EWP AGM appears more popular than the Parish Council AGM. 

Which is a shame because the people that work on PC have an extremely important job to do when it comes to moulding and shaping our community for the future. Mind you they don't help themselves and I have noticed the PC website is falling behind again which doesn't help. As of today 23rd June 2013 it last appeared to be updated in February 2013. 

On a positive note it is great to see both Residents Association's Earlswood & Forshaw Heath RA and Tanworth In Arden RA websites being updated on a regular basis and this is perhaps one of the reasons I don't scribble away very much any more. I have noticed more and more people exiting my blog and making their way to the RA Websites which is exactly how it should be. So perhaps the blog has turned into a sign posting service.

I notice Twitter is ticking along quite nicely once again I don't Tweet as much as I used to but I have noticed there are a few of us Tweeting and not by design because we don't know each other or if we do we don't know we do Tweet in tandem about local events or local issues that affect us.

The thorn in my side is Facebook however much I dislike it and I really do! I understand there are people out there that do like it. The best I have been able to do is get my tweets to show on Facebook and my blog posts. TBH I doubt very few people know it is even there due to my lack of enthusiasm at even trying to promote it. 

My software or Web application find of the year so far is Tockify what a great tool to incorporate in a blog. I have been trying for 3 years to find  a simple calendar, easy to look at and follow, without readers having to sign up to read. Personally I think it would be great to have a community Calendar of all groups in the local area posting their events in one place. 

Regards to all


And here I was thinking it would be getting better by now. Then again I have changed  ISP daft mistake so now I am worse off.

I still can't quite believe Facebook still presents me with dramas. I have spent 3 and a half years trying to get to grips with it. 

I often wondered why organisations have a facebook account and a twitter account. 

The penny has eventually dropped, some people prefer Twitter and some people prefer Facebook.

I really find it clever that if I post on Twitter the Facebook account updates automatically. I suppose it can do it the other way around as well post on Facebook and update Twitter. I haven't tried that yet but have the feeling if I do things will just go around and around in circles.

So after several failed attempts at Facebook I think I now almost have it sussed and the Facebook link now works. Anyway another attempt at Facebook