I have always maintained there is enough pie for everyone – sometimes you just have to get creative about slicing it. Rather than feel put out by competition use it to set your own bar higher and better yourself. It is natural to want to be the best and the way I see it ‘both being good’ is still something to be proud of. I can say that with respect to other bloggers as well as the local papers as there are a lot of great blogs out there right now including the Ambergris Today and San Pedro Sun.
With that in mind – I am sending a Big tacogirl Shout Out to San Pedro Sun and Ambergris Today our two Ambergris Caye news papers.
Right from the get go I have always enjoyed reading both our local papers because they are current event heavy and it is not just hard news but interesting and uplifting reporting. Oddly enough the two papers bear striking resemblance to Eye and Now back at our old home in Toronto right down to physical size and classified ads – one always seems to have more ads than the other. I always enjoy reading them from cover to cover.
In a way I see the papers as complimentary to each other and even though they report on many of the same things – they each do it in their own way and still have enough article variety between the two – which always keeps me reaching for both at the store.
I have always appreciated their willingness to support my blog and get still get excited when they use my pictures and credit tacogirl.com as the source. Two moments in particular stand out in my mind. The first being when Ambergris Today pulled my full blog action day post last year on poverty featuring the Holy Cross feeding program and it made front page news. I see that on the wall every time we go to DandiE’s for frozen custard. The other being more recently when I launched Beloved Belize writing contest – I was not able to ask the news papers in time if they could print it. Well that week I was reading the San Pedro Sun and saw that they had taken it upon themselves to check my blog and help me get the information out there. Now that’s team work on both their parts.
I have scrapbook going since we moved here with pictures and articles about people we know that made it in the papers. I was sharing it with Lemon crush Lara and Cindy recently and watching them laugh and smile as they flipped through the pages and took a walk down memory lane.
Often find myself thinking I do not know how you both do it – for me running a daily blog and all the behind the scenes stuff that goes along with it is a full time job and while I know you have more staff doing a weekly paper and daily blogs yourself is a lot of work – keeping up with it all deserves a big round of applause.
I would also like to take the opportunity update you on a few things. First to introduce you to a new blog Monel’s Mexican Meanderings – which he and Ruth started since moving from Belize to Playa Del Carmen. Second let you know that Beloved Belize Writing Contest is on Belize time and the deadline has been extended and lastly to thank my loyal readers at 8000 visits a month in low season you are the driving force behind what I do.