Thank you to all who read our posts in 2014

The WordPress.com stats monkeys have kindly prepared another annual report for this blog. It shows we had 4,500 views in 2014, more than double our views in 2013. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read, share and, in some cases, comment.

Please click here to see the complete 2014 report.

Please click here to see the 2013 report.

Although we focused on local food and drink in 2014, we also wrote about East Anglia’s thriving digital technology, engineering and bio-science communities. We look forward to bringing you more stories like this in 2015. If you are organising any special events for these sectors, please let me know.

We’re blogging for charity

We are using our blogs to raise awareness of an excellent local charity called Nelson’s Journey. If you enjoyed this post, please donate £1 (or more if you can spare it) to Nelson’s Journey today. Thank you.

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Thank you for reading

I hope you will join the conversation by adding your views below or contacting me on twitter or Google+. Meanwhile, we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

Kind regards

Huw 

@HuwSayer / @Business_Write

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Here’s the link you need. New #VisitNorwich #VisitNorfolk #PaperLi

Dear #NaNTwiNk members and other twitter followers

Not sure why it’s taken me so long (old, slow, busy – take your pick) but I have finally figured out a way to collate many of the wonderful tweets promoting events in Norfolk and Norwich: by setting up a PaperLi. You can see an example by following the link from this blog. The PaperLi system will automatically post updates each evening at 19:00 but you are free to share it with your followers at any time.

Hopefully, you will find it a useful way of keeping up with some of the many events taking place in your community. At the same time, I hope it will encourage more people to visit our fine county and city – which should help give the local economy a boost. But it will only work if you add the right hashtag to your tweets when you post a link to an event.

Here’s why: PaperLi (the free version – I don’t have a budget for Pro, or anything else for that matter) lets you select 25 search terms. So I have selected terms such as #VisitNorwich, #VisitNorfolk, #NorwichLanes, #Norwich + #Art, #Norwich + #Music, #Norwich + #Events. If you post a link on twitter and include one of those hashtag combinations, my PaperLi should pick it up for inclusion in the next edition.

Obviously such an automated system, based on hashtags, is open to hi-jacking. So I will be monitoring the stories it picks up and blocking spammers. However, since most of you are decent people, I doubt there will be many who try to take advantage of this free service.

Happy if you want to leave a comment.

Cheers

Huw Sayer

@HuwSayer