Saturday, August 25, 2007

Stamford Talk: Starting the Blog

SCOOP: The local papers list events, but the city needs a website with information and commentary that provides a more complete picture of Stamford social life. We need gossip, not news. Email me.
MY TAKE: Last Saturday morning, I went online to find out where my husband’s coworker was playing cricket. It was the final match of the season, and I had enthusiastically promised to be there. I was looking forward to learning about a confusing-looking sport and getting into the glamorous world of the Stamford cricket scene. I googled it… clicked on links… searched everywhere… NOTHING.
I couldn’t believe it. There was a cricket match going on in Stamford, and I couldn’t find it. I was pissed. You can find anything on the internet. Right then, in a 10 am rage, I started writing the first entry of Stamford Talk. I had known for a while that Stamford needed a website other than the solely-informative City of Stamford and the poorly-organized The cricket match incident moved me to make the social, conversational website I'd been imagining since January.
VERDICT: I’m going to tell you about the people, restaurants, parks, events, scenes and organizations that the newspapers are too objective and serious to cover.

1 comment:

Leadhyena Inrandomtan said...

Great to see the new blog! It's great that it has comments! Hopefully some great things will come of it.