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[12 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 3,181 views]
‘First Arkansas News’ database wrecked, mostly restored

Late yesterday, the database here at First Arkansas News was damaged and in need of replacement.
Unfortunately, we’ve lost the articles posted from Nov. 8-10. There’s a lesson to be learned here — back up your website often so as to avoid calamity. First Arkansas News is backed up on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, the last time the site was backed up was on Oct. 25 and we would have been forced to make do with all posts lost after then had it not been for the attentive crew at JustHost.com. …

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[8 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 5,265 views]
Come on, pilgrim

For some reason, I’ve talked with a few people lately about the difficulty of putting together a site like First Arkansas News.
Since there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about putting together a blog that looks and behaves as expected, I figured I mention a thing or two about how we were able to put up our very cost-effective site.
First of all, there are some free blogging platforms out there — Google’s Blogger platform and WordPress.com seem to be the most popular.  They are easy to set up and …