A recent comment gave us the final kick in the pants to actually put an idea we’ve been knocking around for a while into action.
As many of you know, we’ve ‘widgetized’ The Cork Board, meaning we’ve turned this blog into a bit of code that can easily be embedded on any website or blog on the web. We even took things a couple steps further by turning The Cork Board into applications for social networks Facebook and Bebo. To our surprise (and delight), there are now some 160+ people using the widget/applications in one form or another. Pretty sweet! To us, the widget and social networking applications are just another “subscription” option for people interested in our content–just like the email subscription or RSS feed over to your right. In our mind, the more ways we can make our content available to people, the better off we’ll be.
So, in that same vein, we’ve taken the liberty to do something that some might not be OK with…we’ll see. What have we done?
Well, we’ve gone ahead and widgetized a few Napa Valley winery blogs (and one in Sonoma). We’ll see what the reaction, if any, is from the owners of these blogs, and heck, if they’re interested, we may even be willing to help them turn their blogs into Facebook/Bebo apps to further encourage the spreading of their content. Without further ado, here are links to the local blogs we’ve made into widgets, check them out and grab the widget!
Anomaly Vineyards Blog (Anomaly Vineyards)
Miner Family Vineyards Blog (Miner Family Vineyards)
Napa Valley Wine Radio (Goosecross Cellars)
Rocks, Roots and Reds (The Hess Collection)
Roshambo Winery Blog (Roshambo Winery)
Terrior…Dirty Talk on Wine With Dirk Hampson (Far Niente)
Whitehall Lane Winery Weblog (Whitehall Lane Winery)
Obviously, these widgets are totally customizable, so if we didn’t get the proper branding, colors, etc., we should be able to modify them. Enjoy!
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