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What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™  – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills

What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™ – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills since 2006. We cover News and Events for San Marcos and San Elijo Hills.

The intention of San Elijo Life is to support San Elijo Hills and San Marcos resident’s with current information and ideas. We have lived in SEH since 2004 and have a great love for “Life in The Hills.” The site is independent from the developer and the homeowner’s association (HOA). The site is supported by paid advertising. We welcome guest posts and reporting, and your participation!

Participation

The key to San Elijo Life is the participation of its readers on our site and social media. We encourage everyone to share what they see, what they know, and how they feel. Here are 7 ways that you can contribute to the San Eljio Life, and be part of San Elijo Hills and San Marcos open online community.

List is not in order of priority or importance.

  1. REPORT BREAKING NEWS – Hear or witness some news? Send a breaking news report to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or post on our Facebook Page. It can be as brief as one sentence or posted as a request for more information. Example: “Three fire trucks just went by with sirens blaring. What is up?” We’ll post the report and people who see it on the site or social media will add details. We can sort it out as a group that is open to all. Communication will help us all.
  2. BE A REPORTER – Do you know about something interesting happening in San Elijo Hills or San Marcos? If it is interesting to you, then it’s sure to be interesting to others in the community. Send it in via email or Facebook post or IM us via Facebook. We try to be fast!
  3. COMMENT – Share what you know on our site and Facebook. Whether its details about a breaking news report, government press release, citizen report, photo, or anything else posted on the website, the San Elijo Hills/San Marcos community benefits when you add your input. Sometimes you might have an answer to a specific question, other times you might know some related piece of information. Once again, if it is interesting to you, it will be interesting to others.
  4. WRITE AN OP-ED/GUEST POST – Got an opinion about something local? Write it down and argue your side of the story. Op-EDs should be between 500 to 1000 words in length. We require that you be willing to share your name with readers. Op-EDs cannot promote local businesses or political figures, and are subject to approval of San Elijo Life. Maybe you would like to write a weekly cooking post? This is a great chance for local students to practice some journalism. Photos are important and help tell the story.
  5. POST AN EVENT – It’s the same form for news or events. Be sure to include the date, time, place and any other information about the event. Be sure to specify whether it is a free event or not. Please also send a photo or logo. Please share who is producing/hosting the event, some readers think we host the Farmers Market, Business Expo etc. :).
  6. ASK A QUESTION – Got something you want to know that has local relevance? The question could be historical, factual or just something you’re curious about. Lots of great insight comes from “Question and Answer” posts. Email your question to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com, or post on Facebook.
  7. TELL A FRIEND – If a friend shows you a cool local photo, tells you some news, conveys a strong opinion … tell them that they should send their stuff in to San Elijo Life! We have a lot of new San Elijo Hills residents who are not clear on what going on and who is responsible for what..lets sort this out and work as a community and be #sanelijothankful

San Elijo Life Advertising Opportunities

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email: social media, home page banner ad placement to business directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. We can help tell the story of your business to build local community.

For more information about advertising opportunities please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or 760 496-8134

Our Commitment To San Elijo Hills:

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair Sponsor
San Elijo Hills Foundation Shade Structure Project Donor
SEMS Golf Classic Hole Sponsor
San Elijo Hills AYSO Sponsor
San Elijo Hills 5K Sponsor
We are local residents and HOA and PTO Volunteers

Thanks for all your Support & Readership!

Edward & Michelle Philbrick
Publishers

Enjoy Life in The Hills.
#sanelijothankful #sanelijolife

What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

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What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™ – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills since 2006 (working on our 10th year!). We cover News and Events for San Marcos and San Elijo Hills.

The intention of San Elijo Life is to support San Elijo Hills and San Marcos resident’s with current information and ideas. We have lived in SEH since 2004 and have a great love for “Life in The Hills.” The site is independent from the developer and the homeowner’s association (HOA). The site is supported by paid advertising. We welcome guest posts and reporting, and your participation!

Participation

The key to San Elijo Life is the participation of its readers on our site and social media. We encourage everyone to share what they see, what they know, and how they feel. Here are 7 ways that you can contribute to the San Eljio Life, and be part of San Elijo Hills and San Marcos open online community.

List is not in order of priority or importance.

  1. REPORT BREAKING NEWS – Hear or witness some news? Send a breaking news report to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or post on our Facebook Page. It can be as brief as one sentence or posted as a request for more information. Example: “Three fire trucks just went by with sirens blaring. What is up?” We’ll post the report and people who see it on the site or social media will add details. We can sort it out as a group that is open to all. Communication will help us all.

  2. BE A REPORTER – Do you know about something interesting happening in San Elijo Hills or San Marcos? If it is interesting to you, then it’s sure to be interesting to others in the community. Send it in via email or Facebook post or IM us via Facebook. We try to be fast!

  3. COMMENT – Share what you know on our site and Facebook. Whether its details about a breaking news report, government press release, citizen report, photo, or anything else posted on the website, the San Elijo Hills/San Marcos community benefits when you add your input. Sometimes you might have an answer to a specific question, other times you might know some related piece of information. Once again, if it is interesting to you, it will be interesting to others.

  4. WRITE AN OP-ED/GUEST POST – Got an opinion about something local? Write it down and argue your side of the story. Op-EDs should be between 500 to 1000 words in length. We require that you be willing to share your name with readers. Op-EDs cannot promote local businesses or political figures, and are subject to approval of San Elijo Life. Maybe you would like to write a weekly cooking post? This is a great chance for local students to practice some journalism. Photos are important and help tell the story.

  5. POST AN EVENT – It’s the same form for news or events. Be sure to include the date, time, place and any other information about the event. Be sure to specify whether it is a free event or not. Please also send a photo or logo. Please share who is producing/hosting the event, some readers think we host the Farmers Market, Business Expo etc. :).

  6. ASK A QUESTION – Got something you want to know that has local relevance? The question could be historical, factual or just something you’re curious about. Lots of great insight comes from “Question and Answer” posts. Email your question to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com, or post on Facebook.

  7. TELL A FRIEND – If a friend shows you a cool local photo, tells you some news, conveys a strong opinion … tell them that they should send their stuff in to San Elijo Life! We have a lot of new San Elijo Hills residents who are not clear on what going on and who is responsible for what..lets sort this out and work as a community.

San Elijo Life Advertising Opportunities

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email: social media, home page banner ad placement to business directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. We can help tell the story of your business to build local community.

For more information about advertising opportunities please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or 760 496-8134

Our Commitment To San Elijo Hills:

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair Sponsor
San Elijo Hills Foundation Shade Structure Project Donor
SEMS Golf Classic Hole Sponsor
San Elijo Hills AYSO Sponsor
San Elijo Hills 5K Sponsor
We are local residents and HOA and PTO Volunteers

Thanks for all your Support & Readership!

Edward & Michelle Philbrick
Publishers

Enjoy Life in The Hills.
#sanelijothankfull #sanelijolife

San Elijo Life 2014 Year in Review

 

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San Elijo Life 2014 Year in Review

San Elijo Life was viewed about 160,000 times in 2014.

The busiest day of the year was May 15th during the Cocos Fire with 9,871 views. The most popular post that day was Timelapse photo of advancing fire from roof of Stone Brewery.

In 2014, there were 294 new posts, growing the total archive of San Elijo Life to 1,962 posts since 2006.

In 2014 we covered: Cocos Fire, Cell Towers, Double Peak School, Mountain Lion Sightings, HOA News and Events, New Questhaven Park Playground, Local San Elijo Hills Business, City of San Marcos News and Events.

Happy New Year from San Elijo Life

San Elijo Life Celebrates it’s 8th Year

San Elijo Life

San Elijo Hills thanks for your loyal readership over the last 8 years!

We have enjoyed watching San Elijo Hills grow and change over the last 8 years. It’s a pleasure to cover the pulse of Life in The Hills.

This last year we welcomed new residents; as new home construction filled in, we grew stronger as a community during the May fires. New school contraction started in San Elijo Hills, and we have watched local SEH business become more established. We felt the community frustration around the Town Center, cell towers, cell coverage, and traffic.

What have you noticed in the last year? What will change in the next year?

A few stats:

  • Over 3,000 Comments from readers in 8 years
  • We generated over 2,000 posts in 8 years
  • We now average over 400 page views a day
  • 33,000 page views during the May 2014 fires
  • Over 2400 Fans of our San Elijo Life Facebook Page

We could not continue without the loyal support of our San Elijo Life advertisers…so a big thanks to: The Jonville TeamChildren’s Physicians Medical GroupSole Health and WellnessPacific Preschool and Kindergarten, San Elijo Hills Development, SoulShine Yoga, and all our San Elijo Hills Business Directory advertisers.

San Elijo Life Social Media for San Elijo Hills

Please follow us on Instagram @sanelijolife and use the hash tags #sanelijohills #sanelijolife

Find us on Twitter @sanelijolife and we would love to have you as a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife

If you would like email updates from San Elijo Life please click here to sign up.

Advertising to Reach San Elijo Hills & San Marcos

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email marketing to San Elijo Hills Business Directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com

Enjoy Life in The Hills!

1st Episode of San Elijo Life Podcast- Spring in San Elijo Hills

1st Episode of San Elijo Life Podcast- Spring in San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Life is pleased to launch our new podcast. In this 1st episode we talk about the event details for the 7th annual San Elijo Elementary Country Fair. We also cover upcoming San Elijo Hills events.

Future episodes will be comprised of interviews with local San Elijo Hills business, community members, and politicians.

The goal is not to listen to us ramble, but for locals to tell the story of Life in The Hills. Please contact us with your suggestions. We will improve our technology and skills with each episode. Future episodes will be avaible on iTunes.

Please tell your friends about San Elijo Life and follow us on social media @sanelijolife.

San Elijo Life 2013 Highlights

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San Elijo Life 2013 Highlights

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. San Elijo Life was viewed about 100,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 280 new San Elijo Life posts, growing the total archive of San Elijo Life to 1,241 posts.

The busiest day of the year was June 10th with 4,885 views. The most popular post that day was Live Blogging school board school boundaries.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.

Your most commented on post in 2013 was San Elijo Hills Buy Local and Demand Quality

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  •  Lray 27 COMMENTS
  •  greg 12 COMMENTS
  •  Randy 10 COMMENTS
  •  seh man 9 COMMENTS
  •  Bill Walker 8 COMMENTS

 

Thanks for your readership, comments, posts, and ideas. Please keep them coming in 2014! Please use hashtag #sanelijolife for your social media posts.

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses and services looking to target San Elijo Hills. Ranging from post/email marketing,  San Elijo Hills Business Directory listings, and special packages to fit your business needs and budget.

Have a message to get out fast and cost effectively. Quick and easy set up process, your advertisement can be live on SanElijoLife.com within 24 hours.

San Elijo Life is Celebrating it’s 7th Anniversary

San Elijo Life is celebrating 4 year anniversary

 

San Elijo Hills thanks for your loyal readership over the last 7 years!

We have enjoyed watching San Elijo Hills grow and change. It’s a pleasure to cover the pulse of Life in The Hills. This last year we welcomed new residents; as new home construction has revived. We have the news of a new school high above San Elijo Hills, and we have watched local SEH business change and evolve. What have you noticed in the last year?

What will change in the next year and how can we cover it fast and clean?

A few stats for the last 7 years:

  • 2,028 Comments from you our readers
  • 1,566 Posts
  • We average over 300 page views a day
  • 1,533 Fans of our San Elijo Life Facebook Page

We know we wouldn’t continue without the loyal support of San Elijo Life advertisers…so a big thanks to The Jonville Team, Children’s Physicians Medical Group, La Costa Kids, Sole Health and WellnessPacific Preschool and Kindergarten, San Elijo Hills Development,  and all our San Elijo Hills Business Directory advertisers.

San Elijo Life Social Media for San Elijo Hills

Are you using Instargram? our favorite Social tool please follow us at @sanelijolife and use hash tag #sanelijohills #sanelijolife

Remember to follow us on Twitter @sanelijolife and we would love to have you as a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife

Advertising to Reach San Elijo Hills

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email marketing to San Elijo Hills Business Directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com

Feedback

What can we do better?

Please keep your comments, likes and tips coming!

Enjoy Life in The Hills!

San Elijo Life Turns Six!

San Elijo Hills thanks for your loyal readership over the last 6 years! We have enjoyed watching San Elijo Hills grow and change. It’s a pleasure to cover the pulse on life in The Hills.

A few stats for the last 6 years:

  • 1,793 Comments from you our readers
  • 1,269 Posts
  • Over 600,000 Hits
  • 1092 Fans of our San Elijo Life Facebook Page

We know we wouldn’t continue without the loyal support of San Elijo Life advertisers…so a big thanks to The Jonville Team, Children’s Physicians Medical Group, Pacific Preschool and Kindergarten and San Elijo Hills Development and all our San Elijo Hills Business Directory advertisers.

San Elijo Life is also looking for freelance blogger/writers to contribute relevant posts that our San Elijo Hills resident readers would enjoy. Please send us your pitch, with a sample and topics. We are not looking for advertorial pitches for your business but lifestyle, investigative reporting, news, local politics, fitness, cooking, local parenting tips etc.. Please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com

San Elijo Life Social

We now have Pinterest boards http://pinterest.com/sanelijolife/ we can now all share the San Elijo Hills lifestyle. Pin your SEH landscaping pictures, SEH home decorating pictures or your favorite spots in San Elijo Hills.

Are you using Instargram? our new favorite Social tool please follow us at @sanelijolife and use hash tag #sanelijohills

Remember to follow us on Twitter @sanelijolife and we would love to have you as a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife

Advertsing

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email marketing to San Elijo Hills Business Directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com

Feedback

What can we do better?

Please keep your post comments, likes and tips coming!

Enjoy Life in The Hills!

 

San Elijo Life

About SanElijoLife.com
SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. Created by residents for current and potential residents, SanElijoLife.com provides a unique opportunity for businesses and services to speak directly to members of the San Elijo Hills Community. SanElijoLife.com was launched in 2006 and has been gaining recognition and buzz within the community ever since.

SanElijoLife.com offers advertisers the opportunity to connect directly with our San Elijo Life readers. We offer banner placement, email campaigns and directory listings. Contact us directly for our media kit and we’ll work with you to create a custom package, tailored to your business requirements and budget.

Our Commitment To San Elijo Hills

  • SEH Neighborhood Expo Participant
  • SEH Foundation Shade Structure Project Donor
  • SEMS Golf Classic Hole Sponsor
  • San Elijo Hills AYSO Sponsor
  • San Elijo Hills 5K Sponsor

San Elijo Life Site Features

San Elijo Hills Directory a listing of local business and services

San Elijo Life Facebook pages please become a fan

Follow San Elijo Life on Twitter @hillslocal

Sign up for San Elijo Life news in your inbox

San Elijo Life T-shirts

Some Cool San Elijo Hills Tools

Dear San Elijo Folks,

Here is a list of some of the new cool tools on this site, to help you stay in touch and interact.

San Elijo Life Twitter Feed

San Elijo Life has a twitter feed that will push text updates to your cell phone, etc..this will be a helpfull tool in times of emergency like last falls fire…when this site had 6,000 hits a day.

San Elijo Hills Facebook Group

Join and share your ideas, photos and videos of Life in the Hills! we are up to 16 members!!

San Elijo Hills Directory

Send us your bussines listing so we can all support each other.

Items for sale in San Elijo Hills

Click here to see what your neighbors are selling or post an item for sale.

A special note this week San Elijo Life will reach 100,000 visits in just under 2 years. We hope to add more cool tools soon and we appreciate your support. We are currently looking for 2 more exclusive sponsors a great deal for reaching San Elijo Hill’s 7,800 influential residents.

Enjoy Life in the Hills,

Hills Local