If you read Winnie Views from an RSS Reader and have not visited the blog’s homepage recently, I’ve added a few new features and links. Frankly, I stole these ideas from some of the other great RV blogs I read, so figured I’d better give thanks appropriately where it is due.
First, I’ve added new About Us and Our View tabs at the top of the page. Ever since seeing these a few months ago on the my friend Evelyn’s blog, Travels of Evelyn and Steve, I’ve been meaning to create similar tabs here.
I used to have one of those pictures on my blog with all the states and provinces colored in of where we’d been with the View. Quite colorful for sure, but it didn’t help me remember all the good places I’ve stayed or had parked overnight. Then, I saw Judy over at Travels with Emma, add a terrific Google map to her blog of all the places she had stayed and hiked. What a terrific idea! I had long been using the My Places feature of Google Maps to create my own custom maps whenever I started planning a big trip—noting all the photo and camping locations I might want to visit. But, I had never thought to create a map after the fact of Where We’ve Stayed, and link those places back to our blog posts and/or website of the park.
Full-time RVers Fred and Jo Wishnie have a great link on their blog, The Wandering Wishnies, to all of their campground reviews posted to RVParkReviews.com. I, too, have used this site for years to post feedback on all the parks I’ve visited and it’s a terrific resource to get true, honest, opinions from fellow campers. So, I’ve now added a link on my blog to all of my RVPark reviews as well.
This past weekend, I finally figured out how to create a Winnie Views Facebook page for the blog. While many folks are comfortable using an RSS reader or the Follower feature of Google Blogger to be notified of their blog updates, there are others who prefer to just get their blog news and friend updates all rolled into their Facebook feed, so we’re now doing that…neat that we already have 11 people that “Like” that page in the first two days. Cool!
I like the way Cherie & Chris from Technomadia keep their Facebook page updated—not only do they re-publish their blog posts there, they also use it to post short little updates, thoughts, and questions in between their posts. It’s also a nice way for friends to post their ideas and feedback as well.
So, hope you find these updates useful. Now, lets all start some conversations!