Hyperlocal blogs – we can’t get enough of them here at The Chronic.
Y’see it’s all about the sharing.
Linky link over here, and then linky link bacatcha [URGH.]
Before you know it and you soon find that you have an informal hyperlocal network to match the bloggosphere [GEDDIN] springing up around Britain’s Oldest Recorded.
And so joining up the online and offline dots around the town this week, we can now add the Colchester Sessions to the Sunny Colch cooperation currently taking place between the likes of the Colchester Circle, the Colchester Arts blog and Keep Colchester Cool.
But how do you frame your hyperlocal blog for Britain’s Oldest Recorded?
In the case of The Chronic then we just spunk out any old Colchester crap in-between the day job and half shandy sessions down the boozer.
Fine work then from the Colchester Sessions in having a proper, like, remit:
“The Colchester Sessions is a collaboration between local artists Gari Jones, Vicki Weitz, Che Kevlin and Natalie Songer.
It is an ambitious project that will tell the extraordinary stories of Colchester and will bring together the vast range of talent the town has to offer, whilst also initiating a collaboration between local arts, education and business organisations.
The project will draw on history, heritage and heresy of the town, telling stories that mix art, theatre, installation, etc, culminating in an epic site-specific, promenade event in summer 2014.”
And so a continuation of the online / offline model that seems to work so well in this space [URGH, URGH.] Build it, and hopefully they will come, all the way to your promenade event in summer 2014.
Starting a hyperlocal blog has never been easier, Comrades. The tools are there – all that else is required is time and inspiration.
We’re often asked at The Chronic ‘how the chuffers do you do that?’ All the answers and support should be found over here [PDF].
Back in the day and it was a case of:
“This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band.”
Punk’s not dead, etc. And neither is blogging.
Oh – and we hear that *shhh* a Creative in Colchester online forum is not far from launching, Comrades.
Which legally obliges us to embed our FAVEST tweet ever below:
If u want to get something done set up network, slow it down set up an organisation#lno10
— William Perrin (@willperrin) September 25, 2010