Back with ink on my hands

I’ve got a regular column in the newspaper again, thanks to my job with the Liverpool Public Library.

Every week, the weekly that serves the Village of Liverpool publishes my piece that informs folks about what’s up within our four walls. Or, sometimes, what our reach is outside those walls, too.

I'll give you 10 or so good graphs.

I’ll give you 10 or so good graphs.

For this guy who worked 30 years at the big daily, the smell of ink every Thursday when I open up the Eagle News/Star Review to check out story placement sure feels good.

And it’s nice to toss around story ideas with my boss.

The online component.

The online component.

If the editors over there like my story enough, they put it up on their site the Wednesday before the paper hits the streets. Double score.

The community deserves to know the good things going on at and about the library. My daily postings on our social media now get that added push from the paper.

Do you read a newspaper or news site to find out what’s going on in your community? Do you prefer a newsprint or online format, and why? What’s your favorite news organization, and why?

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29 thoughts on “Back with ink on my hands

  1. Like riding a bike Mark-you never forget! Congrats-there’s nothing like holding a newspaper in your hands to read what’s up?! I of course use on-line news feed we still get a daily delivery of the local newspaper everyday. It accompanies me at my morning coffee! Woo-Hoo. Nice job! Gatorette.

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  2. Yay for the news writing, Mark. Glad you are back to it. You give hope to folks like my son, who has been trying so long to get back to a writing job. ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

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  3. Congratulations on your new writing gig! I personally love newspapers and have two delivered every morning. I liked it better when one was an afternoon paper, but you can’t have everything. They are put together by the same company so have many of the same articles (even with the same headlines), but the community events are different. Also who knows how long the area will sustain two daily papers? So I grab them while I can!

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  4. this is great news – I remember when we first became friends looking back at your first post and reading about how this blog came about and now, reading this I feel so happy for how things have come about. Made my day πŸ™‚

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  5. I’m so excited about your new job, Mark! AND your new home! In fact, when I went on today to read your latest post, I saw that you had moved and I was so shocked, I had to go back through your blog and catch up on all the moving excitement! I even Googled your old and new neighborhoods to make sure you weren’t far (you aren’t), because I know you’d miss all your neighbors (except the tall tree lady). but I’m still a bit sad that you didn’t get to bring your new tree with you that you worked so hard to place. :/ But I LOVE the new home AND the new job! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! ❀

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