Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The End of Best of the Net

One of my goals when I started this blog was to spread the word about the good things happening in the state of Michigan. For the past several months, I have written Best of the Net, a weekly (sometimes biweekly) summary of the best news stories from Michigan.

The bad news is that this feature has not attracted readers like I had hoped it would, so I have decided to cease writing it. The good news is that my other features are attracting more readers (and I am thrilled that people find my original content to be more interesting than summaries of other news stories), so I will continue to write my own stories about Michigan. Writing Best of the Net was time consuming and hopefully discontinuing it will allow me more time to write my own stories.

Since there are so many easy ways to access and follow news about Michigan, I assume that most people who would be interested in Best of the Net were not reading it because they had already seen its stories on Twitter or other social media. I encourage people to follow me at and to follow other Michigan news sources (both major newspapers and smaller independent media) for positive Michigan news stories. I regularly tweet links to positive stories and my own content and feel like Twitter is the best way to share stories that other people have written.

Finally, I recently reviewed a book and a documentary and would be interested in reviewing other books or films about Michigan. I also am interested in writing about startups and nonprofits throughout Michigan. Please contact me at if you would like me to write about your business, nonprofit, book, movie, or any other positive Michigan news stories.

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