New Year,
New Website!

Visit us at www.co-opliving.com today for the debut of our fresh new look!

January 2018

Laura Emery, Field Editor

January is the perfect month to usher out the old and welcome in the new. As of Jan. 1, Cooperative Living magazine’s website debuts a fresh, new look — created with your needs in mind.

You’ll still be able to do everything you were able to do last year, but we’ve added a lot of great new features and many new tools.

“Our website was over 17 years old, so it was time for a facelift. It’s now a Cooperative Living lifestyle site. While we will still showcase the publication and all of the great content you have always enjoyed, there will be much more web-exclusive content,” explains Tommy Campbell, design & e-media coordinator for the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, publisher of Cooperative Living magazine.

The new website features extra information on stories of interest and additional content on some of your favorite topics, such as energy-saving tips, recipes and cooking information, and much more. The new site also integrates video, social media and other digital sources to enhance your online experience.

Cooperative Living’s website continues to be a community resource — a place where you can go to find a variety of links to various community resources in your local area. From the new website, you have quick and easy access to your local electric cooperative, as well as access to the latest updates and outage maps from your cooperative in the Co-op News & Calendar tab. We’ve compiled links to your chamber of commerce, your local tourism bureau, county libraries and schools, business information, government offices, and much more under the Community Resources section of the website. You can browse your Community links together in one place.

Among the most convenient features of Cooperative Living’s website is the ability to contact us with all your comments, questions and concerns through the website. We always enjoy hearing from our readers, whether it’s through postal mail, via email or through our new website. We want to know which columns and articles you enjoy reading the most, or which ones you enjoy reading the least. And — who knows — you might just see your comments printed in the Mailbag section of the magazine in the next issue.

Another important feature is the ability to do searches for content directly from our home page with the search tool at the top of the page. The archives have also been updated to make it even easier to search for past material in the magazine that may have caught your eye. We offer you the capability to search by the front cover image or by the month and year of the issue in question.

New additions to the easy-to-navigate website include web-only content that will be added to the website all month long, as well as additional recipes, gardening tips, local news and much more.

The new website continues to be the place where readers can submit answers to regular contests found in each issue, along with online-only contests that will run throughout the year. You’re also able to submit your favorite photos for our popular reader photo column, Say Cheese, quickly and easily through our new website.

We want our new website to enhance your reading experience of the print publication. “When you click on an article that was published in Cooperative Living magazine, you may find that article with additional web-only content, such as more photos, videos, links that relate to the story or up-to-date follow-ups with new information. We’re very excited to reveal our new website to our readers,” Campbell says.

Under our Co-op Education section, visitors can find an assortment of information about the cooperative way of doing business, facts about the many different types of cooperatives around the country, and about the electric utility industry. With easy-to-scan content and attractive graphics, this section is a useful source of information for anyone who wants to know what their local cooperative is all about. The compiled information and data are gathered from various sources, such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.

Co-opliving.com is no longer just your resource for Cooperative Living magazine, but a resource for the cooperative-living lifestyle. Visit us at www.co-opliving.com today!