Some Scouting News Updates

Changes all around…

I just wanted to take a moment to alert Scouting News readers of a few changes that have occurred around here, and a few that are in the works.

1) If you are subscribed to the Scouting News RSS feed, you will notice it is now publishing the full articles instead of the article summaries. This is something I’ve gone back and forth with but decided to go with it. If you are a RSS reader, please stop by every once in a while to leave a comment on an article you enjoyed or had questions about.

2) I will be adding some opinion articles every once in a while. When we switched to the “News” format I started to shy away from posting my opinion, but I will be posting some opinion pieces, but only under the Opinion Category.

3) Scouting News will be holding approximately one contest each month! These contests will reward our subscribers and readers of Scouting News. The first one will be announced on November 10th, 2008 and is for a great new Scouting book that we were “honored” to have “read”. The review will be posted in a day or two. (Can you guess what book it is? I gave you some clues!)

4) Looking for guest authors! We would like to add some guest authors to Scouting News. We are looking for folks to write unique content for us on a one-time or regular basis. We’d love to add more articles in the following categories: gear reviews, interviews, Council event recaps, and international stories. Unfortunately we can’t pay for these articles (yet!), however we will include an author by-line with each one so you can promote your [appropriate] website. If you are interested, please contact us so we can talk about different options.

5) We’ve added a Scouting News Twitter account. Do you Tweet? Follow ScoutingNews! This is really preparing for the long term future (2010) but we might just surprise you earlier.

6) We’ve added a Scouting News You Tube account. While we don’t have any videos yet, this is going to be an experiement in the works. If you want to be the first to catch what we have planned, subscribe to the ScoutingNews Channel.

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