This website, like all things must change and this “fresh post” after exactly 4 months and 17 days marks a change in direction towards a more real approach to the journalism and to the story telling of our lives, communities and towns.
It’s been exactly 4 months and 17 days since I last posted anything on this website on the 30th December 2014, which hopefully it went unnoticed, and proves that this website makes no intrinsic difference to the fabric of our town and communities, though that was not the reason why I choose to abstain from contributing to this website.
The reason I chose not to focus on, read email, or respond to questions related to the town was so that I could focus on my family (what matters most to me), my job (I have a very busy and demanding job, which I believe makes a positive impact on the lives of many people) and my church (a community of people who care about the community and world we live in).
This website is I suppose a subset for these three values above, and I find it interesting, that with exactly zero effort on my part, this website continued to attract visits and interest which proves, that in some strange way this website can stand on it’s own and as a valuable community resource and the the effort has in some way been worth it.
Where to from here?
I realise I can’t please everyone, so I am going to please myself and the readers or followers who like what I’m doing. I intend to continue supporting the people doing a good work in the community.
From here: It hopefully gets a little more active, diverse, interesting and perhaps a little more confrontational in support of values and systems worth supporting.
News and Information is pointless unless it helps the members of the community in some way, to choose a better place to live, a better education, a better business, a better politician and an improved way of living.
Another way for news and information to be useful is if it in some way encourages the leaders, educators, businesses and politicians to improve and better support the committees they work for (or work within).
It’s about you !
This article is ineffective unless you and I in some way derive meaning from it
This website is ineffective unless it helps someone somewhere in some way.
Humanity is ineffective without meaning and without God.
You and I will be the writers:
I want to make it easier for you to write about what matters to you and will investigate ways of making it easier for readers to submit their own articles.
All members of a community should have fair representation of what we say, do and want and I encourage you to write about what interests to most.
I’m happy to continue writing about what matters to me, whether or not anyone reads what I write, simply because, in some way, it’s a useful exercise to journalise what I regard as valuable and reflect on what was written at some point in the future.
I expect to publish a diversity of articles and information: from Event and Organisations to Cooking and Meal planning to Money Management and Rip Offs to Business to Education and Politics and so on and so forth.
I hope to reorganise the Posts and Articles on the website by category and make the website lighter and more responsive, this will lose a lot of links back from Facebook and Google and for a short while Google (and other sites) will be confused by the change, but will quickly re-index itself and figure it out.
The Glasshouse Country website may possibly return to Beerwah.com because perhaps the name Glasshouse Country is not as relevant as I once thought it was. I’m not entirely sure about this yet, although a alternative might be to leave GlasshouseCounty.com in place and make a Beerwah.com a punchy commercial venture. I guess it will be come more clear in time and as we move ahead.
Trivia: The last bit of info I wrote was was on the 30th of December 2014 about Shannon Barrett who does local deliveries, a person I have never met, but who (as far as I know) has proved helpful to a number or readers and has himself also benefited in some way from the Article.
I expect to publish my own articles in times of relaxation, like during the weekends and on holidays though I will be happy to approve and publish the articles you submit almost as soon as you write them and I receive them most probably in the early mornings and late evenings
That’s all I can think of this lazy Sunday morning, I wish you well and hope you will join me in an effort to make our community a slightly better place.
See you next time.