You may have noticed the Cowgirl Blog has been experimenting with a new look, as well as an increased number of guest posts. I’m always looking for ways to improve the blog and your suggestions to the tipline at mntnacowgirl (at) gmail.com are welcome–as are your submissions for guest posts.
Many guest posters write under their own name, others prefer to remain anonymous or to have me post the content directly as Cowgirl. If the post has concise, valuable information on Montana politics, it’s likely to be accepted. The blog gets about 20% of the traffic in terms of “unique monthly visitors” as many of the state’s major dailies (not bad at all for an unfunded, volunteer effort), so a guest post is a good opportunity to share your perspective and insights and spread the word about what’s going on in your area.
Cowgirl Blog: (stats summary located in lower right)
Montana Standard (screenshots from compete.com):
I’m also pleased to announce that I hope to begin comment moderation on a trial basis in the near future, so it’s a good time to review the blog’s comment policy here. I’m bringing on a moderator to help keep things civil and attract more commenters and readers.
Comments will not be pre-moderated and will not require approval before they go up, but they will be taken down if they are inconsistent with the policy and retained in case a pattern of attacking other commenters becomes evident.
Thank you for your readership, comments, and fantastic tips! Your participation is what makes this blog a success. –Cowgirl