Henry Frederick's blog

Because of technical issues, I could not update the editorial content or scrolling text and headline stories for posting early this morning. Hopefully by midday the problem will be fixed.
We will have live local coverage, including community reaction and analysis of the Pennsylvania primary.

I am pleased to announce we have now passed the 5,000 hits mark on NSBNEWS.net since our launch on Tuesday. This is particularly exciting, considering the Web site is not fully built. Still, there is plenty of news to write about and what an active weekend it has been with the tragic passing of a popular NSB Middle School teacher and yet another shark bite, this time involving a 14-year-old NSB girl.
Though the Web site is active, I do not have full control and access until all of the database programs are installed and working, which should be completed this week.

It took God six days to create the heavens and the earth before resting on the seventh day. That is what I hope to do today, though my work on building NSBNEWS.net is far from over. I am just so overwhelmed by the number of hits -- close to 4,400 early this Sunday morning.

Those who visit the Web site will see that some things are accessible while others either aren't or are empty. There is no way around this with very limited resources, though hard work and perseverance will pay dividends.

The great thing about the Internet is the rapid speed by which news and other sources of information can be delivered to online readers. The technology in delivering it can be technical and tricky as is the case with nsbnews.net, now in its fifth day. We are a mere infant, yet we are experiencing rapid growing pains. In the last 24 hours our page count has nearly doubled and there´s plenty more on the way over the next 48 hours.

I am excited about the potential for NSBNEWS.net, now in our fourth day and close to 2,000 hits. You have a viable alternative to the Daytona newspaper´s printed non-daily Daily Journal.

Welcome to nsbnews.net, your newest forum for news in Southeast Volusia. This 24-hour news service is the first of a two-step process in providing comprehensive journalism for the residents and merchants of greater New Smyrna Beach. In the coming weeks, we will be developing a weekly tabloid newspaper, NSB News. People have often asked me why I don't just start up my own newspaper, considering my years of experience. Now that I have, some are asking if it will work out in a weakened economy.

Henry Frederick / Headline Surfer®By HENRY FREDERICK
People, Places & Things
HEADLINE SURFER

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- It´s pretty exciting since there's been little marketing. Day two was particularly busy because I also covered a daylong trial for an Oak Hill sex predator. It's an important community story you won't read in today's established print newspaper.

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