Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @

Sunday, April 23, 2006

What's in a Blog?

A lot of people wonder what exactly is a blog. The term blog is short for web-log. It's basically a reverse chronological publication of articles of a particular subject. The first blogs were usually a list of interesting things bloggers found around the web that they shared with others, sort of like a publicated bookmark list. Today a lot of bloggers use them as online journals. Sadly, the guy who coined the term and started the first recognized web log is now unemployed and homeless out in California (true story, read it in Wired).

One of our readers wrote:

You always have such a wide variety of articles you write, how do you decide what you are going to write each day? Maysville is such a small town, I always wonder if you might run out of things to write about. haha

First, thanks for stopping in! To answer your question, there's a lot of things blogs can be used for. Personally, I think Maysville and the surrounding areas have a lot of fascinating things to write about, even for such a small town, and in this blog I'm hoping to highlight some of the things I personally come across. It's mostly a spontaneous activity. Keeping with the original concept of a blog, providing links to things found on the web, I start by looking around the web for any mention of Maysville. If I find something that's positive and interesting, I'll summarize it and link to the original source.

I try to keep it Maysville / Maysville Area focused, but sometimes I just write about things that could have something to do with Maysville and the surrounding areas.

Blogger's block sometimes happens where I can't think of anything to write about. It's not that there isn't anything to write about. It's just that I don't feel much like writing that day. But I have the goal of posting at least one article a day, so when blogger's block kicks in I turn off the TV, radio, and all the outside distractions and force myself to write... something. Usually on those days I come up with the most interesting articles : )

Sometimes I get lucky and there will be someone who wants to be a guest blogger, like the generous article submitted by Mr. Downing.

The old proverb is that it's the first impressions that last. Most of the people who live in Maysville or towns near Maysville know what it is that makes this place unique already. The first impression that those outside of the area have of Maysville, though, is through the web. It's just a simple fact that if someone was planning to visit this town, they'll spend some time on the web looking into it first. I want their first impression of Maysville to be of the little things that make it great. That's the overall goal.

I don't think we'll run out of anything to write about anytime soon. Really there's just so much to work with. All you have to do is grab a camera and drive around for a bit to find something interesting to talk about.

So stay tuned! There's a lot more to come : )


Jeremy said...

You're most welcome Jen. Definitely more to come.

8:58 PM

I've been scanning the web for months just trying to find tips and little insides facts about Maysville, of which I commute to four times a week. And finally I stumbled upon your blog. I love it! Please keep it up. :)

11:58 AM
Jeremy said...

Thanks Chuck!

2:03 PM
Chuck said...

Nice and informative as always Jeremy.

10:51 PM

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