We recently hit a milestone – 1 year of blogging about our beloved neighborhood! It has been an interesting ride. Here is an excerpt from our first post:
We want to be on the forefront of chronicling the changes occurring around us; but more importantly, as our name reflects, we also want to build bridges. Our goal is to provide a positive place to meet neighbors, learn about happenings in the community and provide a platform for discussion on the issues that affect us all. Expect info on development projects, businesses, architecture, human interest stories and photos from around the neighborhood.
Well, we have tried to live up to that goal and we have been really taken aback by the positive response to the blog. By now have over 500 Twitter and 240 Facebook followers! As we move forward, we will also try to stick to the following:
- Our goal is to do one post a day. Sometimes life gets hectic and we just can’t; and we also know that sometimes we miss the boat on a story. But, we know that a steady stream of new content is important to you, so we will keep pushing on to keep the blog up to date. So far we posted over 500 stories, and we are really proud of that!
- We will stay committed to having no advertisements. While we would never judge other blogs that do have ads, it seems like advertising is present in almost every aspect of our lives. We just think it is great to have a neighborhood space that is clutter free and ad free, and we want our readers to trust that we will always provide information for the community’s sake and not for any monetary reward.
- We try to stay positive. We believe that the energy you receive has a lot to do with the energy you put out in the world, and we choose to be accountable for the vibe we put out. There are so many positive things happening in our neighborhood, from the growing arts scene to new playgrounds, why focus on the negative?
We thought you might be interested in knowing the 5 posts with the most hits for our first year, here they are:
So what is in the future for the blog? We would like to get back to doing more Brookland history stories and more pictures from around the neighborhood. We are also hoping to add guest bloggers – it would be great to have a wider variety of perspectives and topics. We would also like to hear from you – what kinds of stories do you enjoy and what topics would you enjoy more of?
Thanks to all for your support,
Shani and Astrid