People may wonder why it is significant that Google has indexed the Newburyport Political Blog.
(As I said in an earlier post, Google usually takes 2 days to a week to make the index permanent, meaning that the index will come and go on Google for the next couple of days.)
Every post will remain permanent. The blog will also begin to be visited from people all over the world. I know this is hard to believe, but it’s just amazing what people who are surfing the Internet want to read.
Google will translate a post into almost any language.
People in Massachusetts and in other states will become interested in what is going on in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I know this seems unlikely, but I guarantee that it will happen. (My own very small website is read all over the country and gets visitors from all over the world, including countries like Chile, Poland, Spain and Japan.)
People outside of this town will be watching to see what happens in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
People will wonder why we demolished an historic building like One Temple Street; why Newburyport is one of the few places that does not have an Local Historic District. They will wonder why someone in an historic town would even consider demolishing an historic mint.
Readers will wonder why a new mayor would consider letting go of a Planning Director, one of whose strengths is historic preservation. Why an historic property like the Wheelwright House on High Street might even considered the possibility of having a 40-unit complex.
They will follow the fact that Newburyport is interested in growing its international business profile and be able to read about it in almost any language.
Readers will be interested in the fact that we have The Newburyport Preservation Trust and follow its progress.
People will observe what we as a city do with a piece of property as priceless as the waterfront.
As of this morning the Newburyport Political Blog had 577 visitors in about 2 weeks (purely by word of mouth.) Once the blog is permanently indexed I guarantee that number will go up.
People outside our small community will be watching what we do. What we do will no longer matter just within our own city limits. What we do sends a message about who we are to people all over the state, the country, and yes, all over the world.
Mary Eaton, Newburyport