Refugee Resettlement Watch

Weekly wrap-up for final week of October 2014

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2014

RRW had its greatest number of readers during the past month of any month since our blogging began in July 2007!

Our top three posts for the week were as follows (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

1)  Are ISIS fighters sending their families to refugee camps?

2)  Our fact sheet

3)  Cheyenne, WY: Citizens to rally for states rights and against federal government sending refugees to Wyoming, Saturday Nov. 1  (update report coming today)

Have a look at our top countries at previous weekly reviews by visiting our blogging category.  The newest country to make the Top Ten countries from which we receive readers is Austria.

 For all of our many new readers!

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to the fact sheet linked above). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 304 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

If you are a new reader, consider subscribing or follow us on twitter (@refugeewatcher) or facebook (RefugeeInfoResource).  ‘Like us’ on facebook!

And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

4 Responses to “Weekly wrap-up for final week of October 2014”

  1. ELN said

    Anne:

    Just a side note here, but have you considered changing your blog appearance? If you’re not aware, go to “dashboard”, then “appearance” (paintbrush icon), then to “themes”. Then at the top left click “newest” plus “free” top right.

    Hover your cursor over selected frames and click “preview”. To backpage … click arrow top left.

    You may delete this message, if you wish.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      As you know when wordpress shut us down for a day last week, it was a wake-up call to begin thinking about a new blog altogether. I should have made a move long ago, but honestly I am so interested in the content and less interested in the looks (or the tech-part of the whole enterprise) that I have been reluctant to spend time on changing the looks… will keep you posted as we move forward on the change.

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    • momodoom said

      I have been reading this blog since its first month, and I don’t see any need to change the appearance. I, too, am far more interested in content! I usually find redesigned blogs to be a headache, and prefer fewer changes.

      That said, moving to a new, more secure blog format is a great time to create a new “look”. Best of luck in your efforts, and don’t feel you have to hurry – RRW is good now, and will still be great when it finally moves. : )

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      • Ann Corcoran said

        Thanks for the input. We have to move. It is just a matter of time now before the other side persuades worpress to cut us loose. In fact, it’s kind of an honor because it means we are getting to someone somewhere. I hope you won’t be disappointed, but we will probably change the look—my son who is helping set up the site tells me this is way too messy! My big concern is moving the material because over seven years we have a lot of historical resources that I sure don’t want to lose and I want to continue to refer back to.

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