I volunteered to be the curator for Myrtle Beach events for an interesting project, Jon Udell’s elm city event aggregator. The idea is to gather together as many event feeds as possible for an area, in particular ones via iCal format. A lot of people have tools that create and/or use these calendar feeds but there aren’t many places where they are published. I turned up a neat one with the tide tables for Myrtle Beach.
It’s taken many months, but one of the reasons I got involved at all was to have a widget we can drop in the sidebar with upcoming events. Currently it is showing the next 30, which can be adjusted up or down if people would like it. I like having it there, it gives a good picture of the current zeitgeist in the area when you look at the site.
As always, please give feedback on what you think. Does this make the site better, worse, what? Also, please keep sending in those links to other different Grand Strand Bloggers. This party always needs more people.