Category Archives: Site News

To Sharon

I know sometimes your site is down, but if its unstable due to high traffic or money issues you are more than welcome to post on my site as needed.

I barely use my bandwidth available on my starter account and if you need to share your wisdom to the people of the Inland Valley you are invited.

And also, transfer your domain to Name Cheap, the CEO of Go Daddy does not really care about animals.

The State of the Utopia

The blog gets renewed for another season and we moved to a new web hosting provider after almost two years with Fatcow. Arvixe is the new webhost and I hope we both can work well with each other. I hope to be modestly popular so I do not end up having to upgrade to the next tier of service. Right now aside from blogging I am trying to get an education so I could end up going back to school to get the degree you need to make full use of a BA degree. My personal BA degree does not work well alone unless you have the connections such as being a field director to a city council member, county supervisor, congress member or state legislator. So I am trying to get the five classes I need passed before I can enter Western Governor’s University.

Update: Arvixe is a bad idea to be a part of, they got absorbed to the same collective that owns Fatcow.

Right now I am taking course one out of five, an introduction to Sociology class, it may be a three hour lecture class, but it can be informative and rather fun. Sad thing is the state budget crisis might make it harder for anyone who wants an education who does not have money or connections to advance up on the ladder of life. We might not even have summer classes in most of our public higher education facilities no matter if it is Chaffey College or UC Riverside. And I should of used my knowledge of Political Science to realize I should of just signed up for a Cal Poly Pomona Summer extension course at $400 because the doors of Chaffey College and Riverside College might close down until the Fall. Republicans do not want the kiss of death from Grover Norquist or John and Ken if they allowed the voters to decide that tax increases should be decided on the voters.

My new web host has fair pricing, and I hope I have a good experience with the company. And I do thank my sister for her partial sponsorship of my website.

The Beginning of a Year

2011 begins another chapter at Inland Utopia. Where my goal is to try to increase my readership and make the blog self-supporting where my hosting fees would be at least paid for.

Don’t forget you can read my blog at your convenience with services such as Google Reader.

My goal is to live blog events of note with my Blackberry.

Do periodic reviews of concerts and new music.

Cover issues that are neglected in the news media such as ballot access reform.

If you are running for office, have a business or anything like that you can sponsor my blog.

$5 for a month or $25 for 6 months. That is my charter sponsor rate for anyone who wants to take part in advertising.

Feel free to follow my twitter feed as well.

Thank You for reading my blog.

The End of a Year

2010 may not be as prolific on this blog, but I ended up posting over 100 postings. I hope 2011 is successful for all of us.

There are many questions that will be discovered throughout this year and here are some of them.

Will San Bernardino County still maintain the status quo even though Janice Rutherford Lin replaced Paul Biane?

Will another politician be indicted in San Bernardino County?

Will the unemployment rate be under 12% in San Bernardino County?

Will new music from veteran bands such as The Human League and Erasure surprise the music buying public of today?

Will Supervisor Ovitt who lives like 3/4ths of a mile from me, either have one of his staff members write a letter back in response to the letter I sent his office regarding the Devore Animal Control center? It has been almost a month.

Will Governor Brown’s ballot measures to add new tax revenues to the state fail in mid 2011?

Thank You all for reading my blog.

Site News

Google Analytics was messing up for the last two months, I adjusted my settings. I hope to see the true traffic levels of my site and see what I need to do to improve my traffic for my blog. My goal until my webhosting subscription ends is to get at least 500 visits a month for my readership.

Feel free to comment on any of the posts you find relevant to talk about.

New directions…

I added someone to my blog staff, Ian is from Chula Vista and was originally from the Inland Valley. Ian was once conservative leaning, but he saw the light away from the right wing.

We may have different opinions, but I wanted to broaden the horizons on the blog. I have room for 2 or 3 other people. I would like to see this blog more popular than it is. Instead of 2800 hits a year, I would like to see it raised to 5000-7500 hits a year.

I am planning a live blog on the election and provide coverage throughout the day, even when I head to the voting booth. All thanks to the blackberry I can provide remote coverage.

Go West Young Man!

I guess Inland Utopia might be moving to a new webhost.I can not afford $113.95 to host this website. Its the economy stupid, I would like to say to the people at FatCow/Endurance web hosting. Going from 78 to 114 is a very steep jump.

If I am not able to reclaim my domain name, I might be known as a new name, but the world will find out eventually. Hit me at Twitter so you can find out the new details.

Brain Needs More Juice

I used to come up with 500+ word essays at a moment’s notice, but it seems it is becoming harder to come up with the ideas and words that power them. My website has a subscription until April so I have enough time to use up my subscription to decide what I want to do with the future of my website.

I was hoping for 5,000 visitors over a given year. However I am impressed with the 3,000 visitors I have had in the last year.

I want to give out a plug to my sister who is also hosted at fatcow with me. If you need design services for your business or organization give her a shout, she would appreciate the opportunity.

Inland Utopia is an independent endeavor not controlled by anyone else, but myself. It is independent and that is the way I like it.

Make yourself at home.

Commenting IS different

I am using a new commenting vendor, its Discus. I did not like Intense Debate, if you did not moderate your posts the correct way your email box gets duplicate emails up the wazoo.  I hope things are going well with this new commenting system. Feel free to make a REPLY to this post to test the new system out.

No Comments? I think I know why.

The reason why WP-No Spam is so effective against spam on WordPress blogs can be explained on this blog. I had people say they had a hard time leaving comments. I am going to tinker with my security software and find the best solution for myself and the readers who may read my blog. I do want dialogue with my readers. I want some test comments on this thread to make sure my security software is working, but dialogue is still maintained.