Positively Connersville

I have been toying with the idea of putting together a website to showcase my hometown, which I think is a great li’l town. Sure, there’s the News Examiner site, VisitConnersville.com, and various sites about things here (the railroad, the EDG, and so on), but there are no sites which actually showcase the beauty of the town, the history behind the town, the landmarks, and so on.

Granted, I don’t know much about the town. I don’t get the newspaper, and the only local official I could name is the mayor. But I’m also the only person I know of who has taken time to read the historic site markers at, say, Wendy’s, detailing the various businesses that have operated there over the years. I know that the antique store down town is housed within the oldest business building in town, that a logging operation used to exist on Eastern Avenue, and so on. Those things fascinate me, but they aren’t showcased anywhere other than neglected landmark signs.

If I were to go through with this, it would take quite a bit of time and research — at the library and local museum — but I think it’d be a lot of fun! It’d also work quite well with the “Positively Connersville!” initiative going on right now to encourage growth of the town. And as more and more people make decisions based at least in part on research done online, I have to say that there is little online that would make me want to live here.

This would be a strictly volunteer thing on my part, giving me the opportunity both to learn more about my community (Christians, you should know your community! You & it could be described as symbiotic, affecting one another every day!) and to show it off online to the world.

Now go ahead, tell me how much of a dork I am. :)

4 thoughts on “Positively Connersville”

  1. I’m having difficulty coming up with a good domain though…

    CityofConnersville.com — taken
    ConnersvilleIN.com — taken
    HistoricConnersville.com — taken Okay, I was wrong; this one is available still.
    Connersville.com — taken

    And I’d like to stick with “.com” if at all possible while not totally ripping off the already taken addresses. (For instance, city-of-connersville.com doesn’t appear to be taken.)

    I have found a style I like and think it’d work well for the project, so that’s a step in the right direction!

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