How to do a local blog for the creative class
Who are the hot new artists, bands, and merchants in the city? Which restaurants and bars should you definitely check out? Where are the cool new lofts, live-works and studios becoming available? What are the latest clothing styles you shouldn’t miss?
Sure, you can buy one of these stogdy city magazines, like The Washingtonian here in the DC area, but you probably have to own a BMW to relate to it. Or you can pick up one of those great alternative weekly newspapers, like Burlington, Vermont’s Seven Days, but like a newspaper, it covers everything and anything. However, if you want nice, brief, crisp profiles on the creative and progressive, then having it organized by food and drink; housing developments; free stuff; music; shopping etc. with compelling color photos to match, then Buffalo Rising is the model.
Think wikipedia + photo gallery + local entertainment guide.
I can’t express how fortunate we Buffalonians are to have an outlet such as BR Online to highlight what’s positive about a community that’s been crapped on from outside for years, and has a crushing self-image problem. Thanks for highlighting this great new site.
Eyes & Figmo came to dinner, had a chat, took some pictures, did a piece and then all hell broke loose. I’ve been in business longer than I care to remember, but don’t in all that time, remember as many, or as quick, a response to an article or TV story, someone did on a business I was involved with. Over the years there have been a few but not with the immediate impact demonstrated by Buffalo Rising, THANK YOU