A Wee Bit of Fanfare

TheWritersCollective.org Last night I was at Aqua Books for the offi­cial launch of the new web­site for The Writ­ers Col­lec­tive of Man­i­toba, pic­tured in the tiny thumb­nail. Last night I pro­jected some much larger screen­shots of it onto a large screen while I droned on about all it could do. Then Eve turned on the “Applause” sign. Not long after that, we ate cook­ies and drank hot choco­late and punch and beer and wine. But not all of them, and not all at once. My point in men­tion­ing it is that I devel­oped the site for the Col­lec­tive in the course of my work under the name of WebRig​gers​.net. I think the site will work out swim­mingly for them.

I printed up a batch of book­marks for them to give away in the pro­mo­tion of the site. The reverse shows the word­mark and url, and explains what the Col­lec­tive is all about. On the front, I was try­ing to be clever. You know, ’cause they’re writ­ers. And pre­sum­ably read­ers as well.

ShoottoScoreHockey.com And that reminds me that I don’t think I’ve men­tioned the site that we did not long ago for a cou­ple of for­mer NHL play­ers. Shoot to Score is the site for Jamie Leach and his dad, Reg­gie Leach, “The River­ton Rifle.” Together they’re doing good work run­ning hockey schools, mainly among first nations com­mu­ni­ties. Again, this is another WebRig­gers project. Smaller than the Writ­ers’ Collective’s needs, but was also fun to do.

Come to think of it, many of these pro­jecst are fun to do (or enjoy­able, if you pre­fer) because of the expo­sure I get to a vari­ety of peo­ple in an array of dif­fer­ent busi­nesses. I like hear­ing what people’s busi­nesses are about and how they’re going about it — and I get to meet with a brand new one tomor­row. In the mean­time, a wee bit of fan­fare for these two new sites.