Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Blog Turns 3
Today marks the three year anniversary of the blog. I don't post much these days, but at least I have hung in there and plan to continue doing so. I even thought of another inane thought to post on Twitter, so things are really looking up.
The mission of the blog going back to the start was to focus on the good, the bad and the only in Pomona. I was inspired by the traditional image of Pomona with fruit in one hand and a pruning knife in the other. For some reason, there are readers who seem to think this blog is supposed to be some kind of ultra-positive ad campaign for the City of Pomona. To live here is to be frustrated by this City, some times at the same time that I feel the warm fuzzies for the place. The blog reflects that.
So much has changed since I started the blog (like the now undeniably lively scene downtown and a unification of the greens, the historic folks and the 2nd streeters), and so much about Pomona has stayed the same (like the missed opportunities, the same and new empty lots, and the presence of bought and paid for local politicians). I can live with that because I know we are daily in the process of getting another baby step closer to better.
As far as what to get me for a present, well comments are always nice and not something I see a lot of around here. But, don't worry, I'm a true Pomonan, so I won't get my hopes up too high that anyone but the usual one or two suspects will actually leave a comment. That's okay, because in the end I really do the blog for myself and, of course, my Mr. Big. Who has insisted on starting his own blog btw. I swear I am not a stage mom, but he has been hounding me forever. Stay tuned for the link.
Posted by me at 4:59 PM