Some you have reached out to my social media pages since yesterday's column. I thought you might also be interested a few of our newsroom pages too.
Here are a handful of addresses:
www.facebook.com/#!/DailyHeraldFans is our official newsroom page, overseen by our Interactive staff to call attention to some of the day's highlights.
www.facebook.com/#!/DHOPINION is maintained by our Opinion Page staff and is built around the day's editorial and other commentary.
www.facebook.com/DH.TimeOut is maintained by the entertainment staff and tries to call attention to suburban entertainment coverage.
Daily Herald Headlines is maintained by our copy desk chiefs with the intent of providing the rationale behind some of our design and headlines -- and what the industry is doing, too. You can find it by searching Daily Herald Headlines on Facebook. Or using the direct address: www.facebook.com/pages/Daily-Herald-Headlines/114906281879771.
Fans of Daily Herald Photography is a celebration by our photo staff of good photos and a discussion of some of the best of them. You can find it by searching Daily Herald Photography or at the direct address: www.facebook.com/groups/110683042302145.
For one day only, I'm going back to the system of updating this column on yesterday's installment because a number of staff members have left comments to add their Facebook addresses. If you haven't checked them out yet, please consider taking a look.
Again, if you're interested in friending me on Facebook, you can look me up by searching John Lampinen Daily Herald on Facebook. Or find me through my official Facebook address, which plays on a personal nickname: www.Facebook.com/JohnnySisu.
Meanwhile, a couple of commenters raised questions about the reduction in the volume of comments on the website. Check back midday Friday, and I hope to talk about that topic.
Thanks for reading.
Getting to know each other
When we started this column a few weeks ago, I hoped it would help you gain a better understanding of the newspaper -- and of my thought process as its editor.
What I didn't fully appreciate was how much it would help me gain a better understanding of you -- and by extension, of the larger audience in general.
"Understanding" may not be the precise word to explain what I mean. Let me put it this way: These days, I feel like I have a personal connection with some of our readers that I didn't have before.
That's been quite a revelation. I think it not only helps me do my job better, but it also gives me additional job satisfaction that I hadn't really expected.
So, thank you for that. I hope you'll continue to participate, and that over time, more and more readers will join you in participating.
This is, I hope, just the start in building a closer relationship with you and other readers.
If you're interested in turning it up a notch, please consider joining me on Facebook. I take a fairly unique approach to my Facebook page. I try to blend my business and personal lives, so if you friend me, you'll find I talk often about the newspaper and journalism, but you'll also get a good sense of who I am. (No, not my politics, but my personality.)
You can look me up by searching "John Lampinen Daily Herald" on Facebook. Or find me through my official Facebook address, which plays on a personal nickname: www.Facebook.com/JohnnySisu.
I'm not on Twitter as frequently and I use it differently, much more for news, links and information, but please, follow me there @DHJohnLampinen
Meanwhile, is social media a good or a bad thing? What's your theory on how to make the best use of it? How can the Daily Herald make better use of it? I'd appreciate your thoughts.
And inbox me with invitations to friend or follow you. I'm always eager to expand the network.