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Never Thought It Would Be So Popular!

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Today the Facebook page for my weather website has hit the 900 "likes" mark!


Never did I think this would prove to be so popular! Initially I set the FB page to help drive traffic to the website:


But seems like I stumbled upon a real local need for weather infromation. Our only other weather station is Fair Isle which is something like 60 miles further south so the weather can be somewhat different to here. It seems folks really like having a really "local" weather station and it seems to have become an important local resource. I really knew I had "made it" when I got a mention in the local paper a couple of weeks back when we had horrendous rain and flash floods!

Initially I started by just pointing people to the website and updating the page with a few bits and pieces. That has now grown to where I now do my own local forecasts - today, tomorrow and a 2 day outlook and issuing local weather warnings as and when required. I also post weather-related matters such as disruption to ferries, flights etc. The page is also linked to the a Twitter feed which uploads the latest conditions every 4 hours.

In the future I'm looking to upgrade the site and perhaps start earning some money from it by way of advertising etc so who knows where it will lead!
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That's fantastic Bob... I'm sure it's a much needed source of valuable weather and travel information in your part of the world, well done and I hope you make a few bucks out of it as well eventually, even if it's only beer money ! Ali x

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