SANATOGA PA – If you’re new here, welcome. If you’re returning here, welcome back. And if you’re not yet sure where or what “here” is, allow us to introduce “The Sanatoga Post.”
The Post is a daily online news service that, since Aug. 25, 2008, has covered Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township; the village of Sanatoga PA; the Pottsgrove PA School District, of which the township is a part; and when it’s appropriate and possible, the neighboring Borough of Pottstown PA to the west and adjoining Limerick (PA) Township to the east.
Today is Day 811 of The Post‘s existence, and with it two things are new … sort of.
First, we welcome a new audience of readers arriving here from The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper‘s “Town Square.” It’s a launching point for blogs and websites that are members of The Mercury Community Media Lab. Although The Post started more than a year before the lab did, the newspaper for several months has listed us as a “community partner.” We appreciate that recognition, and simply formalized the arrangement.
Second, The Post has a new design and a new domain name. The design was produced by an international team of software developers in a company called WooThemes, and then was customized during the past three months by other programmers in Pottstown to meet The Post‘s needs. It offers several new features that our regular subscribers have enjoyed for the past two weeks. The new domain name, the place where you’ll find us on the Internet, is http://www.sanatogapost.com .
- Later this week, The Post will publish stories that describe its enhanced features in detail. There’s a lot that’s new, and there’s more to come.
- The Post offers a User’s Guide, here, to help you wade through its content.
Our former Web location, http://sanatoga.wordpress.com, remains online too. It has been renamed as “The Post Publications Archive,” and contains almost 3,000 local news articles that were published before today. Many stories presented here in the future are likely to be linked back to the archive, enabling readers to see single articles in context with others written earlier.
Post subscribers knew all this beforehand. They get each day’s news earlier than non-subscribers, and are told in advance of coming features and changes. They’re an active part of our news network, as well; many of our stories originate from subscriber tips. Want to subscribe? We hoped you would. It’s free! Subscribe here, and cancel anytime without hassle or questions.
- Did we mention the word “free?“
The Sanatoga Post has siblings. Separate editions also are published for Limerick (The Limerick Post), and for Pottstown (The Pottstown Post). Their formats will be upgraded to the new look in coming months. They and other products and content are part of The Post Publications, a division of Career Education Media Ventures based in Sanatoga. Its managing editor is Joe Zlomek, a former newspaper publisher, editor, and reporter.
- The Post Publications proudly is a member of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, and the TriCounty Community Network.
The Post Publications combined are seen monthly by thousands of unique individuals (that means they’re counted only once, no matter how frequently they visit), who on average read, hear or view about three stories, videos or other content each day.
We hope you’ll be a regular. We thank you for reading, or at least checking out, The Post.