Thursday, February 19, 2015

This blogger's greatest challenge: Keeping the news alive

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The greatest challenge to running a one-person news aggregate blog is this:

How do I take a vacation?

Because All Hawaii News collects and highlights the day's top government and political news, it's simply not possible to prewrite and schedule posts.

I usually find some time on vacation days to skim through my long list of media sites and post the best of them for the day. I need to keep on top of the biggest news of the day anyway, even if I am on vacation.

Sometimes, I'll write a few articles in advance and substitute them for the daily aggregate. However, with a long weekend looming and articles not prewritten, this doesn't appear to be one of those times.

So, please bear with me, loyal readers, for not publishing a blog post today. Everyone needs a day off now and then, especially to celebrate a major life milestone.

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By the way, this would be a perfect time to help keep the news alive.

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Publisher, aggregator, columnist, editor and chief bottle-washer Nancy Cook Lauer