|The Woodbrook Neighborhood Blog turns one today.|
Today, June 17th, marks the first anniversary of the Woodbrook Neighborhood Blog.
There has been a lot to talk about in the last year. We began with a series of stories about a connecting road to Woodbrook, then a path. We interviewed two politicians, three planners, an elementary school principal and the president of a local foundation. We photographed the worst winter storm in a decade, the joy of Woodbrook’s Christmas lights and the beauty of Woodbrook in spring. We brought you the full audio of two Planning Commission meetings, three Board of Supervisor meetings and two Woodbrook Elementary grounds meetings. And, last but not least, we took you on a video tour of the Woodbrook Lagoon.
Writing objectively about the place in which one lives isn’t always easy. We read and re-read every story looking for places where personal opinion may have crept in. Most of the time we’ve succeeded at keeping our opinions out of our stories. We can always do better.
Naturally, we do have our own opinions on Woodbrook’s future and in May we wrote our first editorial piece. We weren’t sure if anyone would care about what we thought, but that story garnered more comments than any other we had written before it. Still, we see our role as reporters of neighborhood events, not shapers of them.
The Woodbrook Neighborhood Blog is an experiment in civic journalism. Quite frankly, we didn’t expect it to last this long. We’re still surprised on how much news there is to report. So far, all of our stories have had happy endings.
So, stay with us Woodbrook. There are many more stories to come.