Bill Hulet Editor

Here's the thing. A lot of important Guelph issues are really complex. And to understand them we need more than "sound bites" and knee-jerk ideology. The Guelph Back-Grounder is a place where people can read the background information that explains why things are the way they are, and, the complex issues that people have to negotiate if they want to make Guelph a better city. No anger, just the facts.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Big Changes at the Guelph-Back-Grounder

I've decided to change the name of my publication from The Guelph-Back-Grounder to Hulet's Backgrounder in order to reflect a change of emphasis from local news to one that is more universal in scope. My hope in doing so is that this will help boost my readership, as that seems to have plateaued. 

In addition, I've also made a transition from using Google Blogger to Substack as my hosting platform. From my research, it seems to be a company and platform much more in keeping with my ideals. Primarily, it appears to be a business model where readership follows interest instead of being 'pushed' by an algorithm designed by an artificial intelligence program. (In other words---as near as I can tell---it has a straight-forward business model: they get a cut of subscription money instead of selling advertising and information about my readers.)  

I'm still going to be putting out the same sort of content, which you can access at this website: . If you like what you see, I'd suggest that you sign up for a free subscription to Hulet's Backgrounder---that way articles will be emailed to you when they come out. 


Moreover I say unto you, the Climate Emergency must be dealt with!