I have been blogging for over two years and there still haven’t been any questions. These are the ones I might ask if I found this blog. I’ll add to this list if necessary.
Q: Why isn’t my local blog listed on your blogroll? Why isn’t my local NGO on your list?
A: Probably because I don’t know about it. Email a link to carbondaleobserver (at) gmail.com. Replace the (at) with an @. I’ll take a look at your site and if it’s a blog I’ll probably add it. I’ll only list your NGO if it meets my standards.
Q: What are your standards for listing my NGO?
A: I’ll list civil society organizations focused on civic improvement, service, education, conservation, arts, culture, or something similar. I will not list political organizations. That means no political parties and no organizations that advocate for or against any cause. I will only list ecumenical religious groups. No individual churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, shrines, or anything else. You can find a list of those elsewhere.
Q: Why isn’t there a local business list?
Q: Why are there so many local government links?
A: Because there are so many units of local government. I bet you didn’t know you were part of a vector control district. Everything on the local government list is either a taxing body itself or is supported by taxes. I’m not saying that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but you should know your units of local government.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: Because it’s fun.
Q: Why did you originally blog anonymously?
A: In part because this blog isn’t about me. It is about Carbondale, SIUC, Jackson County, and the surrounding area. In part for reasons you can read about here.
Q: What do you do for a living? How old are you? Are you a man or a woman? What education do you have? Are you a liberal or a conservative? Where are you from?
A: Technically, that’s none of your business. None of that is relevant to this blog. But since you asked, I work for SIUC, I am in my mid-thirties, I am a man, I have a bachelor’s degree, I am a liberal, and I am from Pinckneyville, IL.