Who reads Chandler’s Ford Today? Who links to Chandler’s Ford Today?
On a busy day, Chandler’s Ford Today receives 700 page views a day. In recent months, we have 350 page views a day on average.
For a 20-month-old non-commercial website for the Chandler’s Ford community, I would consider the response as good.
It is encouraging when other sites link to the blog posts in Chandler’s Ford Today.
1. Link from Steve Brine MP
Recently, I found some traffic coming from Steve Brine MP’s website.
The second Chandler’s Ford Ramalley Scout Group is selling beautiful Lego Brick Cufflink to raise money for a new community hall.
The Scout group has a brilliant website: Ramalley Hall: Home of 2nd Chandler’s Ford Scout Group. You’ll find their fundraising progress, and the Ramalley Hall history on their regularly updated website.
You can buy the Lego cufflinks through the Ramalley Hall website, or at Bay Leaves Larder community store on Hiltingbury Road.
2. Link from Jackie Porter (Liberal Democrat Councillor)
The first politician who linked to this website is Jackie Porter.
On 30 December 2013, Liberal Democrat Councillor Jackie Porter praised Chandler’s Ford Today (It was then called eastleighnet) in her blog post: Ian Fletcher’s innovative sermon for Christmas, inspired by this post on Hiltingbury I wrote last Christmas.
Jackie Porter also engaged in conversation in this Chandler’s Ford vs Chandlers Ford post as she supports the use of an apostrophe in our place name.
3. Chameleon Theatre Company likes our theatre review
More recently, Chameleon Theatre Company linked epiduda’s theatre review, The Ladykillers, on its homepage. For the young Chandler’s Ford writer who has just turned 14 recently, being acknowledged for his effort and good writing is a huge encouragement.
4. Allison Symes brings her fans
She has taken her loyal fans and visitors to Chandler’s Ford Today.
5. Eastleigh Borough Council ‘likes’ Chandler’s Ford Today
Eastleigh Borough Council recently informed local residents that Chandler’s Ford Today is worth bookmarking in your web browser.
“We’ve been watching this popular web site develop and it is full of interesting and positive news about Chandler’s Ford.”
From the December 2014 edition of CFH News, Eastleigh Borough Council
6. Chandler’s Ford Today meets Hiltingbury School
However, nothing delights me more than finding Chandler’s Ford Today appear in Hiltingbury Junior School’s website.
Yesterday I found some traffic coming from Year 3 of Hiltingbury Junior School. I wonder what the Year 3 children found interesting on Chandler’s Ford Today.
Hiltingbury Junior Year 3 learns about the topic of Our Place this year. They discover natural world through David Attenborough’s video.
In lesson seven, they learn about Chandler’s Ford.
In lesson seven – Past, Present and Future, we will do some research into the history of Chandler’s Ford and compare it with modern day Chandler’s Ford:
From the website of Hiltingbury Junior School – Our Place – Year 3
About Chandler’s Ford was written by our fine writer Mike Sedgwick. It amazes me to see how this particular post is valued by the Year 3 group in Hiltingbury.
Mike’s childhood was different. Almost 70 years ago, he believed Father Christmas travelled on a doodlebug. Now he enlightens our young pupils in Hiltingbury through his writing of stories and local history. I found the link incredible.
Chandler’s Ford Today: Bank of resources
It is wonderful to see our posts, stories, extensive research, and resources are valued by the local people.
Now some 7-8 years old children at our local school are learning about Chandler’s Ford history through this community website. Their teachers value this post because it benefits the children in the Chandler’s Ford community.
We’ve contributed to the education of our children in Chandler’s Ford. We’ve contributed to valuable resources for the Chandler’s Ford community. I’m pleased to share this uplifting news to you.
I would like to thank you all for your contributions, through reading, writing, and commenting. You’ve made this site stronger, trustworthy, and a valuable asset to the community.