Denver & The Metblog
It’s a question. Not just for the authors here, but also our readers (if you exist, which given the comment count…you might not actually) to discuss. You see, Denver’s unique in several ways. We’ve got a lot of independent sources for local news and interaction. 9news partners with Metromix which has a very vibrant (yet very corporate) and alive feeling. I found a post from a city councilman from Thornton on Yourhub.com. The Denver Post has posted here in the comments and briefly drafted me to the Aurora Block Blog, before I quietly moved to Denver. Westwood literally has the block covered on the local scene and I can bet my sweet bippy that their online blogs and communities are thriving.
I’m not bagging on Metblogs or the Denver Metblog. That’s far from the case. I think we as a team o’ writers (which reminds me, where the eff is everyone besides me, Nicole, Abisset, John and John’s wife) are trying to figure out just what in the world the purpose of the Denver Metblog is in the long run.
As a Metblog we are supposed to report on the things happening in our city and blog from a local perspective. Trouble is, Denver’s already got that covered five ways to Tuesday with the aforementioned items in the first paragraph. The voice of Denver Metblogs has become something of a meandering drunken homeless person on Colfax (apologies to all homeless drunken people on Colfax).
So the question is, what is the Voice of the Denver Metblogs supposed to be? Are we simply parrots of the endless streams of blogging material already out there? Do we need to take on a project for the next few months to craft and attract attention, eyes and in the end loyal readers? This question is open to everyone reading this right now, so feel free to let loose in the comments. Mind you, you’ll have to register and all but I’m curious to see what/if anything y’all have to say.
Also, if Metblogs management is reading/watching/reacting to this, please don’t take offense. I’m just of the opinion that my city needs some different ideas on where this blog may or may not go. Besides, I’m not the captain. That’s John Wilker and he’s right over there…*runs away hands flailing like a school girl*
With apologies to all school girls.