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Huckleberries Online

Bloggers who made it

I take great satisfaction in the fact the Huckleberries Online launched so many blogs. In the golden days of the blogosphere, I listed 35 to 40 blogs on my blogroll. Now, there are 15 -- and that number is padded by some SR ones that I mixed into the batch. I tip my hat to the ones who were with me from almost the beginning -- Marianne Love/Slight Detour, Cis Gors/Simple Mind, and Herb Huseland/Bay Views. Other long-timers of note are Tom's Fort Boise, Nic's Faithful Geek, and Mari's Dogwalk Musings.

It's difficult to blog. I spent my first year at Huckleberries Online (nee No Holds Barred & Hot Potatoes) wondering if I was wasting my time trying to blog while producing a full schedule of editorials and editorial columns weekly. Cis Gors/Simple Mind was the key to keep me going. She encouraged me time and again to give it a year. The daily page-views (500 per day) doubled and then quadrupled when we added the comments feature. The comments feature, of course, came with a down side. It also attracted trolls.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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