Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What would I like to see on a local web site?

Uh oh.....someone asked me what I'd like to see here in my town as far as websites listing local businesses, attractions, etc. HA! Guess they didn't know much about me. "To be honest we have a lot of sites and pages which share business updates and news. But not any businesses, just the top 100, so to speak; the big names, for example. While those are known and appreciated as landmarks I'd say many of the tiny local spots make up the unique flavor of our town. Sometimes overlooked are the micro size bagel/donut shops, deli/eateries, mom & pop type places, which are what I believe sets an area apart. I don't go to Chincoteague for the best known seafood house but the tiny pizza joint and ice cream spot are enough that a crew of us make a monthly trip down. Each town needs a distinct flavor and I don't feel the small voices are sometimes noticed enough. Just my $.02" And while someone may be regretting having asked my thoughts, I'm realized that the love I have of local IS genuine - not just words on a page but it runs through so much of what I do; where I spend; etc. And yes, those tiny places an hour and a half away have become such a favorite to our group of friends that we just had decals made with a humorous icon/logo which are now displayed on our vehicles. Now I think THAT'S love of local.