What's All This Noise About Social Media?
It seems as if you can't go anywhere without hearing about Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and other social media sites.
Everyone is suddenly an expert and is giving a seminar in how you should be using social media, whether for business or personal use.
We've been on Facebook and Twitter (and to a lesser degree, other sites) for some time now, and have also spoken at some of these seminars on using various types of social media. From a personal perspective,
these can be an enjoyable way to keep in touch with friends (old school friends, other groups), and to pick up information like special offers from businesses (for example, Overstock.com offers daily specials to Facebook and Twitter users).
For a business, these are simply another way to make it easier for potential customers (guests, in our case) to find you. We use Twitter, for
example, to let people know about things going on, new blog posts, and newly posted specials. We also post specials for Twitter and Facebook users
(for our Newsletter readers, you may use the Twitter and Facebook link to the current special, here) that are not generally available.
As you get started with these things you find some unfamiliar terminology, but it really is rather enjoyable (don't let it take up all your time!)
once you get started.
Give it a try! Fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Brewster House News Moves
Our blog, Brewster House News, has relocated onto Google's Blogger platform, and may now be found at http://blog.brewsterhouse.com instead of its former location, http://www.brewsterhouse.com/news.
If you subscribe to our blog feed, you'll need to update it to the new location. Older posts can still befound at the previous location.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
5 Maine Lighthouses You Can Visit
(within about an hour of Freeport)
Freeport evokes different thoughts for different people. For many it is
L.L. Bean and the many shops and restaurants within easy walking
distance of your B&B. But for others it is its prime location on
the Maine coast, in easy driving distance from lobster shacks, hidden
harbors, and most intriguingly, lighthouses.
Maine has over 60
lighthouses, many on, or within sight of, the coast. If you enjoy
seeing and photographing lighthouses, there are five great ones you can
visit within just over an hour's drive from Freeport.
We'll begin just over an hour south of Freeport, and work our way about an hour north. (continue reading about the lighthouses)
Visiting Maine? Where to Find the Information You Need
If you've never visited Maine you may find yourself wondering where to
start to gather the information you need on places to visit (which
lighthouses should I see?), things to see and do (where can I see a
moose?), where to stay, dine and play, and the all-important question,
"where can I get lobster?"
We've gathered some of the best information for you, so you can begin to plan that very special vacation! (continue reading about Maine)
May 10: Mothers Day
May 15: Freeport Historic B&B's Open House
May 18: Victoria Day (Canada)
May 22-24: Commencement weekend (Bowdoin and Colby Colleges)
May 29-31: Commencement weekend (Bates College)
June 3-6: The Light in the Piazza - Maine State Music Theatre
June 7: Old Port Festival (Portland)
June 9-13: The Light in the Piazza - Maine State Music Theatre
June 16-20: The Light in the Piazza - Maine State Music Theatre
June 19: Freeport Historic B&B's Open House
June 24-28: Crazy For You - Maine State Music Theatre
Did You Enjoy Your Stay at Brewster House?
We certainly hope you did! If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please email or call us to let us know! If you would like to share your comments on your stay with others, please consider posting a review on Trip Advisor!
Keep up with Freeport and Brewster House at our News blog. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
We're looking forward to your next visit to Brewster House!
Scott & Ruth
Scott & Ruth Thomas, Innkeepers
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast