|Port Orange Real Estate & Community Events Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"|
Good news for Port Orange residents... and residents of the Countryside Community. As many of you know, I'm a lifetime resident of Daytona Beach, and I've lived in The Hunt Club in Countryside for the last 10 years. My husband has been on the Board of our Home Owner's Association (HOA) for the last few years... I've lost count of exactly how many. Don't tell him I'm giving him too much praise. We wouldn't want him to let this go to his head =P but he does a really good job =) If you've ever served on an HOA Board, you probably know it can be a thankless position. But he lets the pettiness and silly complaints just roll off his back, while doing a great job with the real problems. To be honest, he has a lot more patience than I do! But I do help him with some behind the scenes work. Primarily, typing and formatting the Hunt Club newsletter.
Last night as I was typing the Hunt Club newsletter, I decided it was also time to update the Countryside (and Port Orange) blog. The blog is something I started for the community a few years ago. But it was a very outdated, online bulletin board. The good part about it is that once I created the categories, the residents were able to post their own items for sale, garage sales, events at the clubhouse, and a number of personal posts. But it wasn't up-to-date with Web 2.0. There was very little way for them to interact with each other.
So, if you're a Port Orange resident, I think you'll be happy with the new blog I created last night, just for you! It's a simple Blogspot blog, with an introductory post to get it started. I've assigned a couple of different domains to it, so you can access it through www.CountrysideNews.com or www.PortOrangeRealEstateBlog.com. The domain that's better named for the entire city will be www.PortOrangeRealEstateBlog.com as soon as I can get the glitches worked out. If you like, you can easily create your own Blogger/Blogspot account, and comment on the new posts on OUR Port Orange blog =) You might find that you enjoy and get started on your own blog as well.
I still have a lot of work to do, to make our new Port Orange blog more visually appealing, and I'll be adding some fun widgets very soon, most importantly, a Twitter widget! Then you can chat back-and-forth with other Port Orange neighbors.
So pop on over, comment, and feel free to send me your suggestions for future posts. Looking forward to lots of fun! I'll see you on the new Port Orange Real Estate Blog.