Here’s a little shameless cross promotion.
Louis Petolicchio formerly of LancasterInternet.com recently moved to another Pennsylvania location and has rechristened his newspage PoliticalBackwash.com.
The site focuses a great deal on news and politics from a South Central Pennsylvania perspective, but also provides considerable coverage of wider national issues. As such, Mr. Petolicchio has been gracious enough over the past couple of years to publish a number of my columns on his site.
To publicize the relaunch, Mr. Petolicchio has sent out a press release to various media outlets informing these organizations of this online journalistic undertaking. As part of the outreach, I was invited to contribute a quote regarding news of, shall we say, the “redigitalization” of this quality source of information.
Mr. Petolicchio does a classy job of incorporating my comments into the text of the release. By identifying me as Frederick Meekins of Washington DC, the reader gets the impression I possibly wield a bit of power or influence. Such an aura of mystery and sophistication lends a degree of credibility to both of our websites.
Unlike the mainstream media, independent websites do not have vast marketing or advertising budgets. However, through word of mouth (or rather blog) hopefully an information revolution can be triggered putting the power back in the hands of individual Americans where it belongs.
Copyright 2004 by Frederick Meekins