Thursday, June 24, 2010

The MCHHB Is Back -- Now In Bite-Sized Form!

When I started this blog last year, I had an idea in my head as to what I wanted it to be. Partially due to external factors, but also partially due to that original vision, I was not able to keep up on this site very well (OK, not at all). My original (and still current) idea for this blog was for it to be a clearinghouse of sorts for all things relating to the history of Mill Creek Hundred. To the best of my knowledge, there is precious little on the web right now about our local history. I want to change this. However, I've found that the first thing I've had to change was my way of going about it.

My plan was to put out occasional posts (maybe one a week) detailing the background and history of a MCH site or structure. They would be long, comprehensive posts containing as much information as my grubby little hands could get a hold of. The Mermaid Tavern post is an example of what I set out to do. I think it's a good post, but it took far too long to do, and I ended up getting stuck when I tried to repeat it. I just don't have the time.

So now, here's my new idea -- shorter posts. For anyone who might have read me anywhere else, you'll know that "short posts" are not exactly my strong point. I do tend to ramble a bit sometimes (this would be a good example here). I think, though, that if I set out to write shorter posts, it'll be easier for me to keep up. Instead of doing one big, super-post detailing every single aspect of a site, I'll pick one part of it (or maybe just what I've found so far) and do a smaller post. If I end up doing multiple posts on a certain topic, I will link them and use tags so that anyone interested in learning more can read everything on that subject. Got it?

Hopefully, this new plan will allow me to post more often, as well as have some fun along the way. Check back often for new posts, and as always, feedback is always appreciated. Thanks!

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