Eight years ago today I started writing things about Denver. And I wrote. And wrote. So much. Then in 2009 I stopped. Metroblogs wasn’t doing as well. There were announcements and things about fundraising a few years back. Somehow the lights were kept on – and amazingly are still online as of this post’s writing. But as much as I think trying to rebirth, reinvent or refresh this place will help it, I have to finally personally admit – it’s over. I think the stubbornness was bore out of the joy I found writing about the different parts of the Denver Metro area and their unique eccentricities. I loved telling people how much I loved my city and why it was the greatest place on the planet. Every so often I’d drift over to the login page here and wonder if any of the heartfelt keystrokes would even find an audience here in this abandoned dinosaur.
I was twenty five years old when I put hands to keys here and as a grown up thirty three year old it’s oddly comforting looking back on the old posts. I’ve learned a few things, made a few mistakes and had to realize a couple more realities in my life to get here – but I’m content with that. It’s this place that allowed me to express how great the city of Denver is and why so many (and today – maybe too many!) people love it here.
So long and thanks for all the fish!