Tristan Pollock addresses blogging at a local level in Twin Cities
Bang, bang, he wrote it down, bang, bang. Faster than a speeding bullet I've started writing for two locally oriented technology blogs -- TECHdotMN and Techerator. Since I normally write about social issues, I add a do-good spin on every tech post I write.
My new narrative experience has evolved into something more rewarding than I ever imagined. Writing at the local level in the Twin Cities has opened me up to a plethora of new possibilities. Not only do I just write a story and virtually wait for people to read it, I interact and form community. I meet, talk and create new partnerships and relationships. I help grow the neighborhoods around me. The feeling and reactions of writing locally seem to supersede the global reader base. Yes, global issues are important, but not more important than what is happening all around you, every day.
Every state, city and neighborhood has pertinent ideas and problems. The defining culmination comes from programs, social enterprises and nonprofits that are all around you. Most you probably don't even know about, but if you did you'd support in a heartbeat. Once these organizations are recognized -- either by the government, an angel investor, you, or other support group -- some are able to scale their initiatives to a national, even global, level. That is the key difference by investing more in effective change-making local initiatives.
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This post was originally published by Tristan Pollock on Blogger.