Arcadia Publishing is known for their Images of America series of books, exploring towns and cities, including those in the greater Sacramento area. To honor these books, a selection has been added to a new Sacramento Books page on ExploreSacramento.com.
The Images of America series chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each title features more than 200 vintage images, capturing often forgotten bygone times and bringing to life the people, places, and events that defined a community.
Local authors transform dusty albums and artifacts into meaningful walks down memory lane. Millions of vintage images become tiny time capsules, re-establishing memories of the formerly familiar, introducing generations to what once was, and reminding us all of what has been (and can be) in every corner of our nation. The popular series has expanded over time to preserve and celebrate additional worthy topics including local landmarks, architecture, ethnic groups, and more.
As you may have read or noticed, ExploreSacramento.com was recently overhauled, updating the site’s look and functionality. So, along with making the necessary changes to the site, social media interaction has also been updated. Thus, Explore Sacramento can now also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ExploreSacramento) in addition to Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ExploreSac).
Since the page is new, it’s still a little sparse, but it will be updated as content is added to the site. Please be sure to “like” the new page and share interesting articles with your friends as they’re posted. Your support is greatly appreciated!
As you can see, if you’ve visited ExploreSacramento.com before, the site has an all new look & feel. It was about time for a major update for the site, but with a lot on my plate at the moment, I was putting it off. Unfortunately, it was necessary for the update to come sooner rather than later…
Due to a vulnerability with the previous theme, the site got hacked and I received a malware warning. I haven’t received notice from anyone that was affected adversely, but I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I cleaned house as soon as possible, but was still receiving the warnings. So, today, with some time to spare, I uploaded a whole new theme and have been working on converting the site over.
I hope you enjoy the new and improved ExploreSacramento.com and I plan to have more updates coming soon!
The great people promoting the Wings Over Wine Country air show in Santa Rosa, CA have graciously provided tickets for you to win!
There is a quick turnaround on this, so please help spread the word & don’t hesitate to enter!
How to Enter: Simply post a comment below this post (on ExploreSacramento.com) to be entered to win two tickets to the air show. A winner will be selected using Random.org’s list randomizer. Be sure to use an active email account when posting as the winner will be contacted via email.
Deadline to Enter: Thursday, August 18, 2011 – Winner will be selected and announced Thursday night.
Air Show Dates: Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2011
Location: Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA (map)
Ticket Info: Tickets are normally $20/adults (at gate), $18/adult (online), $10/seniors, $5/children 6-12, and Free for children under 6. To order tickets, click here or call 1-888-695-0888. Prizes will be held at will call at the event.
For more information about the air show, visit WingsOverWineCountry.org
After somewhat of a hiatus from ExploreSacramento.com, I’ve decided to have the site completely redesigned! While most of the work has been done on a test blog, I will need to spend some time updating posts to take advantage of some of the new features, so please be patient during the transition.
Here are some of the issues that have been addressed:
- Fresh design & new logo – The old theme was nice, but was getting stale. There was also no logo to speak of. I’m excited about the new look & feel of the site!
- Widget-ready theme – The old theme required a lot of stuff to be hard-coded, making updates to the site difficult and limited functionality.
- Improved navigation – The categories on the old theme weren’t easy to find if you didn’t know where to look. Now, they have a prominent position at the top and in the sidebar of each page.
- Social networking – Now that @ExploreSac is on Twitter, I’m able to integrate some more interactivity into the site and also provide another method of contact.
- Content syndication – Be sure to follow @ExploreSac on Twitter” href=”http://twitter.com/exploresac” target=”_blank”>@ExploreSac for the latest updates, utilize the RSS Feed, or subscribe via email using the form below.
If you notice any bugs/issues, please leave a comment and I’ll try to resolve them ASAP.
Thanks & enjoy!
A recent Mens Health article named Sacramento, CA as one of the top 20 socially networked cities. Sacramento even beat out New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas and many other large cities! So, this is a natural step for ExploreSacramento which will, hopefully, lead to bigger and better things for the site and the Sacramento community.
Please be sure to follow @ExploreSac on Twitter” href=”http://twitter.com/exploresac” target=”_blank”>@ExploreSac and help spread the word!
I’ve been debating this for a while, which may be evident by the lack of activity on ExploreSACRAMENTO.com lately… Should I take the blog in a slightly different direction?
I feel that I may be able to post more often and provide more of a service if I were to have a wider focus and include more news and items of interest rather than just things to do in Sacramento. I’ve covered quite a bit in that regard, already, and I guess I need to know where to draw the line. I have neither the time nor the resources to include everything there is to do in Sacramento and I would quickly forgo my agenda of keeping the blog family-oriented.
While I am definitely leaning toward moving in a new direction rather than disappoint with an inactive blog, I’d like to hear from you. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think…
Here’s wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2009!
So far we have exchanged linked with several Sacramento-related web sites, or blogs… If you have a web site, or blog, based in Sacramento we would love to hear from you! Whether you just want to leave a comment, or have your link added to the Other Sites page, please send us an email.
If you are interested in placing a link back to ExploreSACRAMENTO.com on your site, please feel free to use any of the banners or linking methods here.
And, of course, there are advertising options available as well.
RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format frequently used to publish content from blogs or news sources. An RSS feed can contain a summary, or full article, from the source site and is an easy way for people to keep up-to-date with frequent changes. Many sites use others’ RSS feeds to provide more content to their visitors. In most cases the feeds will provide a link back to the source for the full article. Essentially, it is a way to pull the information to you, rather than have to go out and visit numerous sites to get news and updates.
Why use RSS Feeds?
As the Internet, and blogging community, has grown, so have our collections of bookmarks and resources we visit. Rather than going to each site, independently, RSS feeds can be used to collect the information and display it on another site or in a reader, such as Bloglines, My Yahoo, or Google’s Reader. There are many other choices, but rather than inundate you with those, the three provided here are some of the most popular.
If that seems a little too complicated, you can also receive our RSS Feed via email. Simply type in your email address in the form on the right sidebar, and FeedBurner will send you site updates. Your email will be kept private and you can unsubscribe at any time.