A point of light! Inspiring others to engage.

I got an e-mail the other day that reminded me why I maintain this site.

Hello Sir,

I wanted to thank you for the superb level of citizen journalism that you display on your blog.  I’ve been following esrati.com for a few months now.  It has become my source of Dayton news and information that I know won’t be covered by the “mainstream” local news sources.

You have even inspired me to start my own Dayton-based blog.

Keep doing what you’re doing!!!

Frank Coleman
Sinclair Community College student

I even like his site name: Dayton Daily Views. Head over, say hi and give Frank some encouragement.


It’s this kind of effort that can build a community and join people together toward our common growth.

Thanks, Frank.

I’d also highly recommend Frank imports it to www.wordpress.com before he gets too deep on his site. I’d also recommend buying the url to avoid having .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com as part of his URLs so that one day he can monetize his writing.

If you want to know more about how to use these open source Content Management Systems- like WordPress, to manage a site and get to the top of Google, consider coming to the next Websitetology seminar, Tuesday, April 28th 2009. There will be a free Twitter session before it.

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