Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Calling All Facebookers

Several months ago, I started a group on the Facebook social networking site called "NEPA Bloggers". To be honest, I haven't really done much with the group since it was created and the group was set to invite until today. . . .

Today, I changed the group from invite only status over to allow anyone to join. If you are linked from NEPA Blogs and want to join, search for the "NEPA Bloggers" group on Facebook and join in on the fun. My hopes are that once enough people join, we can plan Blogcon's and announce other events that are going on with in the blogger community. The only requirement we have to join this group is that you are an actively linked blog on NEPA Blogs. If you have a blog that isn't linked from NEPA Blogs yet, please send Gort, DB or myself an email and we will be more than happy to link to you.

For those of you who haven't heard of Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) and want to learn more please visit the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Polish Bear's World

Chuck Anziulewicz has family ties to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and often writes about his fond memories of the time he spent here in his youth. He now lives in West Virginia and blogs in Livejournal at PolishBear's World.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Scootin' da Valley

I was scouring the Internet for blogs about Nanticoke a month or two ago when I came across Scootin' da Valley, a blog by a resident of the Wyoming Valley about his adventures on his scooter:


From the introductory post:

I was never much of a risk taker, generally preferring a quiet, known path to adventure. I don't think of riding as all that risky because I suppose I keep thinking It can't/won't happen to me whenever I read about a bike accident. I try to be careful.

My purchase of a scooter was inspired by Blogger's "Labels for this post: e.g. scooters," example in the Post Options. I read that one day while tending to a defunct blog of mine and remembered my Uncle Andy taking me for a ride on a rented, green scooter when I was about five years old. Something clicked and I started thinking about getting one. Surprisingly, my wife's initial resistance was overcome quickly.

I thought briefly about a motorcycle instead of a scooter, but two major factors came into play. Because I'm not a patient person I didn't want to have to take the time to learn anything - like how to shift gears and the cover to cover contents of a DMV motorcycle manual.

I got a Piaggio Fly50 in May of 2007 and traded up to the Piaggio BV250 five months later. I don't know how much I'll write here. Starting up a new blog was something I wasn't truly sure I wanted to do. I'm still not sure but stick around and we'll see if something worthwhile emerges.

Nine months and seventy-nine posts later, he's still at it!