The Waterland Blog is the only frequently-updated, totally-independent local website that delivers relevant Local News, Feature Stories, Event Listings, Videos, Photos, Webcams and more for the beautiful “waterland” community of Des Moines, WA.

It is part of South King Media, a locally-owned, independent network of six Local Blogs for a region south of Seattle.

Founded in Dec., 2007 by Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” (PBS/Disney) with over 28 years’ media experience in Seattle and Hollywood, South King Media’s mission is to inform, entertain, educate and promote residents and businesses in South King County, WA, spanning the area between White Center and Des Moines.

In April of 2017, Schaefer was honored as a “Paul Harris Fellow” by the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park:

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Rotarian Blake Messer said this as he presented the award:

“In addition, he and his wife Theresa have donated tens of thousands of dollars of in-kind advertising, coverage, and copious time devoted to the promotion of our fundraising events including the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, the Food & Fund Drive for Hunger, Haunted House, Rotary Membership Drive video and many others.

“His dedication and long hours devoted to helping others is exemplary of our club’s motion of Service Above Self, and it’s in that spirit today that we are pleased to give our club’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellow award to Scott Schaefer.”

With a supporting staff that includes old-school Journalists like Jack Mayne, along with new media enthusiasts and social media mavens, South King Media strives to provide the latest local News, Events, Arts, Entertainment, Business News and more for the communities we live, work, play and spend in.

Scott’s wife Theresa is our Sales Manager, and she can be reached at vtheresa (at), or (206) 248-2565.

Our Coupon page features great offers for our Readers from local businesses. This is a great way for Advertisers to market, as it provides local deals to local Readers!

Advertising on The Waterland Blog is a very effective means of getting your message out to interested local readers.

As a unique bonus to all Advertisers (as mentioned above), we also do a complimentary “Blogvertorial” feature story, with photos on you and your business beginning on the day your Ad starts. These stories run as the main post on the site, and always stay online, and with the creative use of pertinent keywords, will help your business get better search engine results, especially with Google (long story short: Google loves WordPress sites like ours).

And for a small extra fee, your Ad can also appear on one (or all) of our sister sites covering the entire Southwest King County area, including:

Want to talk about how you can grow your business by doing highly-targeted advertising to a diverse, international and active local demographic?

Please don’t hesitate to send an email directly to us, or call our office at (206) 248-2565 – we’d love to talk with you, or come meet you in person and show you the options.

Thanks for your consideration, and we look forward to helping increase your business soon!