Staying in Touch with STB

This is a brief reminder that there are many ways to get your fix of Seattle Transit Blog:

  • Our Facebook and Twitter feeds are updated regularly, not just with our blog posts, but also links to other interesting, relevant stories we find on the web
  • Our RSS feed contains full-length posts of everything you can read here
  • Our Weekly Digest Email contains links and summaries of every post on the blog.
  • Our Flickr pool contains great photos and is open to anyone

As always, if you’re interested in writing for the blog, don’t hesitate to reach out and submit a guest post.

Also – there seems to be an issue with threaded comments. We’re looking into it.  Thanks for your patience.

Comments

  1. William C. says

    Also, there’s a feed of all the comments on every post. It doesn’t include the context, but it’s still very useful to keep up with discussions.

    Thanks, too, for including the guest post submission link. I was thinking about contributing something (time-sensitive) several months ago but couldn’t find it then.

  2. Sam says

    Has STB ever placed an ad anywhere to advertise its existence to a broader audience, like on buses or trains? If not, is that something you would consider?

      • Bruce Nourish says

        I saw one about a month ago. Metro doesn’t seem particularly diligent about taking expired ads down.

        Maybe that’s why I still see 2010 Driver of the Year awards occasionally.

  3. says

    How about some STB-branded merchandise like thermoses, backpacks, stickers, buttons, the like?

    I’d be happy to help you set up something on CafePress. You admins have my e-mail.

    Oh and fellow STB readers as a former bloghead let me tell you that when you buy products to promote a news website, you’re helping justify that website’s existence versus the very real costs of public records requests, web hosting, bandwidth, hassles on the homefront (e.g. Why are you writing long into the night?), the like.

    Food for thought.

    • William C. says

      And if you sell more than it costs to fund the website, then we can start filling up Metro’s budget gap!

      Okay, that’d be a drop in the ocean. Still, I’m sure you can find some good use for the money in public advocacy, funding Orca card giveaways, etc.

      • Matthew Johnson says

        Same here. Multiple people in my office have asked me how could buy one. We (the board) have discussed merchandise before. The questions are a) Would people really buy stuff (would it be worth the hassle?)? b) What would we spend the money on (would it be worth the hassle?)?

    • z7 says

      How about an ST-flashing-Beacon?

      More seriously, it’s usually useful for a subculture to be able to identify other members. Violin / viola players have the neck callous, but no one can see how well-used your ORCA card is.

      I don’t think you could go wrong with offering some well-designed t-shirts [*] and mugs — it looks like there’s a logo already. Using a sliver of the proceeds, print small pins to hand out at meetups. Then the pins can help like-minded folks find one another at community events / meetings; informal mentorships happen, we all become more effective advocates, etc. etc.

      [*] available in women’s sizes / unisex XS

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