The Blogs of Michael G. Lander
Those who know me know that I love to write. The two blogs that I maintain allow me an opportunity to do this and to share with others the thoughts, ideas, and stories that I have covered inside and outside of the classroom. The first of these blogs is the Memphis Cyclist blog which is, as the name would imply, a website that is exclusively dedicated to news and information that would be of interest to Memphis-area cyclists. Here is a link to the site: http://memphiscyclist.blogspot.com/.
This blog, like my Memphis Cyclist website, began from a journalism class at the University of Memphis in the Spring 2012 semester. After I started it, I found that it would be a great outlet for me to write about one of my favorite past-times, which is cycling. I also thought this would allow me an opportunity to provide more in-depth coverage about cycling-related topics that there is really not room for on my Memphis Cyclist website.
The main purpose of the Memphis Cyclist blog is to provide information that is relevant and important to cyclists and to the cycling community at large. My ultimate goal is to ensure that cyclists are equipped with the knowledge, and anything else that might need, to safely enjoy an activity that they can do alone, with friends, and their entire family.
The second blog that I have is My Memphis Matters Blog, which has news and information that might be of interest to Memphians and those who live in nearby communities. Here is a link to the site: http://mymemphismatters.blogspot.com/
I decided to create this additional blog because I wanted to write on more topics than just on cycling alone. Because I am very interested in, and care about the city in which I live, I thought that I needed to have an online forum for sharing some of the stories that I wanted to write about involving Memphis and the people who live here.
While I am not a native Memphian myself, I have lived in the River City for over two decades now and I have come to love the many things that make this city great. There is a lot that is happening in our Mid-South city and I hope to be one of those who are out there checking it out and letting others know about I find.