Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sons of Norway Blog

Well, Marcia is home from her 10-day Norwegian Experience trip, but she's still collecting her final thoughts on her time in Norway. We'll catch up with her in a little while, but in the mean time let's take a tour around the Sons of Norway blog, so you can get familiar with all of its bells and whistles!

Here, in the left-side column, you will find the primary blog posts. In the future you will find information on topics ranging from the upcoming International Convention to interesting news items and everything in between. We plan to post new information every couple of days, so please keep checking back to see what's new and exciting at Sons of Norway.

Next, there's some new points of interest (other than Norway beating the U.S. in women's soccer). If you take a look down the right side of this page you will see a number of resources that may be of interest to you. First, underneath the "About Us" section, you will see a poll that currently asks which medal you think Ingrid Tørlen and Nila Håkedal, the reigning Norwegian beach volleyball champions, will win at this year's Olympics? These polls are designed to be fun, raise awareness about news items related to Norway and give members a chance to weigh in with their opinions.

Below that you will find the "blog archives" and the "labels" section. These are used to help our visitors find information as easily as possible. The blog archives are great for visitors who are looking for an older post, with entries broken down by year and month. This will be a great tool as the blog goes on and there are many months and years worth of posts. Also, the labels section helps visitors search for specific information within posts. For example, if you happen to be looking for all posts that mention Bergen or Mt. Fløien all you have to do is click the "Bergen" or "Mt. Fløien" link and it will display all posts about those subjects.

Finally, at the bottom of the right-hand column you will see an item that will probably be of interest to many of our visitors, called the News of Norway section. This is a dynamic news feeder that provides links to various online news stories about Sons of Norway. It's a great way to keep up with what other lodges are doing in their own communities as well as a resource for ideas about successful lodge programming.

1 comment:

llginwilcox said...

As the International Convention is about to start in San Diego, Solbakken 6-64, Orange County, California, is about to begin another year participation in the City of Orange International Steet Fair scheduled Friday-Sunday over the Labor Day weekend. On Norweigan Street, Solbakken members will sell Rosettes, Viking Hats, Arts and Crafts, and Beer. While our members are staffing our four street fair enterprises for this our only lodge fundraiser for the year, our lodge members Swede Swenson, International Director, and his wife Dee will be representing us at the San Diego Convention. Our best wishes for a wonderfully successful meeting.