Running from February 21 through the 27th, Denver Restaurant Week is the linking the week site for this week. During the week over 200 restaurants will offer a multi-course meal for $52.80 (plus tax and tip) or $26.40 for one. Additionally some restaurants have extended this offer for an additional week, giving you the chance to check out some of the great establishments in the Denver metro. Check out the website for all of the details and remember to act quickly on this deal, as the mile high price will quickly be gone. Have you taken advantage of this offer yet, let us know where you have been and how it has worked for you.
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In the past I have done photography for the local Denver franchise of College Hunks Hauling Junk. Earlier this month the Denver franchise CHHJ announced a new blog which is the linking the week site for this week. In talking to Nathaniel the owner of the local franchise, he informed me that a large amount of the items they remove are either recycled or donated to local non-profit organizations thus reducing the amount of materials making it to the landfills. The management of waste in the upcoming years will become a huge part of our lives as more and more items are disposed due to quickly changing technology. Check out the College Hunks Hauling Junk blog, where you can even see their new mascot and learn more about what they offer.
The linking the week site for this week brings back the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which you may recall I hiked to raise money for last year as part of Hike for Discovery. As of December 1, 2008 HFD is now part of Team in Training which is the featured site for this week. There may be snow outside right now depending on where you live, but Team in Training is starting to have informational sessions for the Summer 2008 events. Team in Training is the main fundraising arm for LLS, and as you raise money you also train of an event where you may Run, Walk, Tri, Cycle and now Hike. I will be a part of the Team in Training Hike support staff this season as a Team Captain. If you have ever thought of doing one of these events TnT is something you should consider as it will help you get to that goal.
Over the next few weeks along the Front Range there will be informational sessions, but also at other chapters around the country you will find informational sessions taking place. Visit Team in Training to see the events in your area and the local chapter to contact for more details.
The linking the site for this week is a blog recently changed up from a past f/22 photographer. Evan Prince is a photographer from Austin, Texas whose blog provides information about photography events on going on in Austin as well as updates on his work.
Earlier this month it was announced the Rocky Mountain News is for sale and if a buyer is not found in thirty days the paper may be forced to cease operations. The viability of the paper moving forward is a concern to the employees of the Rocky who have created the website ‘I want my Rocky‘ which is this weeks linking the week site.
The Rocky Mountain News has had a presence in Denver for almost 150 years (the anniversary is in April) which is almost as long as Denver has been a city. While it has the history of nearly 150 years the main concern has to do with Denver becoming a one newspaper town. Currently the Denver Post competes directly with the Rocky forcing both papers to deliver a quality product in the name of competition for readers and even more so advertising dollars.
I am a subscriber to the Post which I receive electronically five days a week with the Rocky being the Saturday paper here in Denver. This electronic distribution will be the future of the newspapers as they compete with other sources of news in the future and newspapers need to adapt quickly to the changing landscape of news distribution. In Detroit home delivery is being eliminated during the week with the only option on Sunday, also the day with the most ad sales. Unless the Rocky is purchased and transformed into the new media landscape the losers of the Rocky closing will be the employees of the paper as well as the people of Colorado. Be sure to check out the linking the week site, “I want my Rocky”.
Earlier this month when flying home from San Diego, I was flipping through Hemispheres Magazine on United Airlines. As this was the December issue, the winners of the Annual Travel Photography contest were being shown which is this weeks Linking the Week site. In the printed publication were the overall winners which were a good collection of images in itself, however on the website were there is more space available they show images which won each category as well as some which almost made the cut in addition to the overall winners. It is always good to look at the work from others, and even though it is a contest which is subjective based on the judges opinion I feel this is a good collection of images to check out and help get some creative juices flowing.
Last week Google released their 2008 Zeitgeist summary making it the Linking the Week site for this week. This yearly summary of the top search terms shows us the buzz and big events during the year in various categories. The one breakdown which I find interesting are the top search terms from other countries. Viewing the search results in this category gives an insight to what is important, whether it is US Politics which took over this year in the United States, the 2008 Olympics or even some musical acts which also are popular in countries around the world as well.
You may also see the past version of Zeitgeist at their archive page and remember some of the larger search terms from prior years as well.
The linking the week site for this week is Help a Reporter Out (HARO). The premise of HARO is that everyone is an expert in something, letting journalists find sources to help with their story. The service costs nothing to journalists or sources, but Peter Shankman who manages this website asks if you do want to contribute to make a donation to an animal hospital or animal rescue society somewhere.
There are some rules about SPAM on the list, and also you should question youself if you are really qualified to respond to any of the queries which are sent by e-mail three times a day during the week. If you are a journalist than this is something you should look into, and likewise if you need to represent clients or your product it allows you to connect to the media when the opportunity is right getting some needed free publicity and knowledge you are an expert.