Tag: web site

Sno-Birds on Twitter

I just signed us up for a Twitter account. If you use twitter, please follow us and you’ll have links to our blog posts on twitter. Here is the link: twitter.com/snobirds. It seems fortunate that such a short handle as SnoBirds was waiting for us to grab up! You’ll see the new photo of Roy and the groomer. Oh sorry Roy, you and the groomer were mostly cropped off so just the grippy rubber tracks are left as a banner for our Twitter page. Find the originals on SmugMug. This image links there. read more

2013/2014 Website Stats

Website Traffic 2014
Website Traffic 2014

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This graph shows website traffic in weeks from before the season until now. Website traffic seems to vary with the snow depth! The biggest web traffic week was the end of December where there was lots of anticipation and people checking trail reports. The snow got pretty thin in January with rain and web traffic dropped off. Snow improved in February and even more in March and the web traffic followed suit. read more

Website Popularity Continues to Increase

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These tables show hits per month for the Shrewsbury Sno-Birds website as of today, March 24th. Though this month may not be as high as last year, the month isn’t over yet. Never mind about what “hits” are. Use the numbers for comparison. The simple conclusion is that the number of visits to our website continues to rise. Thanks for visiting!

SmugMug Upgrade

Snowmobile with skis in the air

Woo Hoo! Awesome new SmugMug Website

SmugMug has upgraded their photo sharing site. The photos are bigger and use more of your screen. Try widening out your browser window to as wide as it will go. Nice improvement, right? Navigating the site is mostly the same. You should feel right at home going through the galleries. You can still leave comments  on photos and of course you can still upload your photos. I created a link button on the homepage that will open the uploader. read more

New Social Sharing Buttons

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I’ve added  new social sharing buttons that stay out-of-the-way. They appear on the left margin of your browser window and stay positioned there even when you scroll the page down. These allow you to easily share a blog post you like with your friends on whatever social media you use. They look like the one in this post. If you are viewing this post on its own page they should be at the left edge of your window too. When you are looking at excerpts like the blog intro, archives  or a search results you won’t see them until you click on just one post to open it. read more

Subscribers Restored


Thanks to a helpful engineer at WordPress, our subscribers have been restored. My previous post can be ignored about re-subscribing to the “subscribe via email” feature in our blog. Roy, your posts will again be broadcast to the 19 subscribers’ inboxes. Originally this post was titled 1481. Could it be we are up to 1,481 posts?

To Subscribers Via Email…

Subscribe via email
Subscribe via email

Look for this…

For those who perviously were subscribed via email to receive new posts to the Sno-Birds blog, you will need to re-subscribe. Unfortunately we lost our mailing list so please use the handy “Subscribe Via Email” near the top of our blog pages to re-enter your email address. Also pass the word on to any of your friends who rely on “Subscribe Via Email” to get their Sno-Birds news. They would not have seen this post in their email and may not have visited the site recently. We need everyone who wants to receive new blog posts in their inbox to sign up so they won’t miss out on any of the news. The snow is coming and we will be announcing news and events long before it gets here! Thanks to Roy for bringing this to my attention. read more

Now We Have Our Own facebook Page

facebook envelope
facebook envelope

Please spread the word among your facebook friends. Here’s the link to share: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shrewsbury-Sno-Birds/525180897496710

Like our facebook page so you will get updates. We plan to have Trail Reports, News and Announcements posted on both our blog and on our facebook page so you can view them easily where ever you go online.

Weather Forecast Widget

Snow Storm

I added a weather forecast widget to the bottom of the blog for a quick reference when you are planning a ride. While you are reading trail condition reports, you can check the weather in Shrewsbury on the same page.

The Logo Colors

I have seen a couple of versions of the logo. Could someone give me some feedback about the red and blue in this version and if look the way they should on screen? Does it look the same as the sticker?