My blog was featured in a news story in the local Corvallis newspaper, the Gazette Times: “Former Iowan blogs back to his flooded homeland“.
I have 3 copies of the print edition, per my mom’s request, that I need to mail back to Iowa.
When I purchased them the cashier asked if I was in the paper. I said yes and she rolled her eyes ;-) .
While he’s lived in Corvallis for nearly four years, Eric Stoller will always identify himself as an Iowan.
He spent more than 20 years living in Iowa, and has close ties to his family in Columbus Junction. So when reports of massive flooding of his home state began appearing on the news, he paid close attention to the water’s progress. When it hit his hometown, he started blogging.
“I was in Oregon, and (so) blogging seemed like the only thing that I could do,” Stoller said. “It was cathartic. I quickly went through several (Internet) searches for information about Southeast Iowa flooding.”
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Pretty cool article. What amazes me about a quality blog is how much of a voice Joe Citizen can have with a small investment of time and perhaps a little money. The mainstream media no longer has a lock on commentary. My blog is only three months old, but I know that several local elected officials and candidates have read or are reading what I post.