Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Welcome to the newly redesigned Hartselle.com!

It's been a while, but Hartselle.com is back online. We hope to provide you will valuable content related to Hartselle and its surrounding areas.

To give you a little history on this domain name, the idea for Hartselle.com was first conceived in late 1997 or so by a couple local Hartselle residents. The the idea at the time was to provide an inexpensive place for local businesses to establish a web presence without having to go through the full expense of establishing and maintaining their own domain. That business model was obsoleted shortly thereafter by inexpensive hosting services that made it really affordable for anyone to have their own site. Sometime in early 1999, the original webmaster of Hartselle.com left the partnership and site design and hosting was then taken over by the other partners in the endeavor. For the past few years, the site has been dormant. If you'd like to take a glimpse into the past of the site, you can browse the archive stored in the WayBack Machine.

Fast forward to the present. A lot has changed in the Internet since this site was first established, and we feel it is time to resurrect Hartselle.com as a blog. Why a blog, you might ask? Because it's the ideal format to allow for members of the community to be a part of the site. There will be regular editors, of course, but anyone with something to contribute to the effort can. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

Thanks for stopping by,

The Hartselle.com Webmaster