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Forest Graphic     The Westmoreland County Connection - A Comprehensive Guide to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
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County Connection
What is The Westmoreland County Connection?
The Westmoreland County Connection is a guide to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It is designed as a one-stop place to find Westmoreland County Internet links and other information.
Why did you create this site? What motivated you to take on such a large project?
I am a believer in supporting local businesses and going to local events. Finding out about places in the county was a challenging task. Where do you look? For this reason, I created this guide that I and everyone else can reference as often as we wish.
How do you obtain funding to maintain this site?
I don’t. I created this site as a volunteer project -- as a way of promoting the county in which I live. I provide all information and links from this site free of charge and receive no compensation for maintaining it.
Who are you?
My name is Annette Steadle and I live in Penn Township in the western part of Westmoreland County. I am a technical writing consultant that specializes in designing web sites and authoring software manuals and help systems.
How often do you update this site?
I aim to update the site once a month, my schedule permitting. Because I do The Westmoreland County Connection as a non-commercial, volunteer project, I receive no compensation for the work I do, just satisfaction in knowing I'm helping others. But because I need to pay my bills, my paid work must come first.
Why don't you ask for a description on the Add Your Site page?
My goal is to make the description a short indicator (1-2 lines) of what you do so that if people are interested in your product, service, or information they will press the link to your site. I feel that marketing tags such as "I am the best" are not appropriate in the description. I also believe that what you do should be reflected on the main page of your site. For these reasons, I write my own description upon review of your site. Some people have used to the comments field on the form to enter a description. While this is fine, there is no guarantee that I will use it. It is amazing how many of these descriptions have included marketing information or described items not detailed on the web site.
I submitted my site. It's been 4 weeks and I haven't seen it yet. What's going on?
Remember the thank you form that appeared after you submitted your site, it says to allow 8 to 12 weeks for your submission to appear. Depending on when you submit your site, when I do the next update, and my work schedule, it can take this long for me to review your site and add it. Please be patient. You will receive an e-mail message when your site is added. Note as of 11/20/01, site updates are only performed quarterly: in November, February, May, and August.
The "Fill in the blank" section seems sparse. Why isn't there more there?
Only about 1/20th of the links that you see have come from submissions. The rest I've had to research and find myself and it is a very time consuming process. As my schedule permits, I research and add more content. Adding submissions requires less time on my part. If you want to see more in a section, search for content and submit it to me for inclusion.
How can I help?
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Through a community effort, we can continue to maintain a great site that benefits our county!

  
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All information, web pages, and graphics COPYRIGHT 1998 - 2002, Annette Blanar Steadle for
The Westmoreland County Connection™. All rights reserved.
This not-for-profit web site was designed and implemented as a volunteer project
by
Annette B. Steadle - Technical Writing Consultant.
Send your comments or questions about this site to westmorelandco@yahoo.com.