The secret to a successful blog or any website is current and relevant content. I will write as many articles and news stories as I can but to keep fresh content flowing, I need help. Reporting on important neighborhood meetings such as our two boards will keep residents informed. Your comments and reactions to stories will keep the boards informed. Both boards are elected by residents who need to be able to make informed choices.
Articles of neighborhood interest will serve to bring our residents together. I envision articles on new restoration projects or progress reports on the ongoing ones. Highlighting particularly attractive properties may encourage further improvements. Stories of grass roots neighborhood enhancements may stimulate further efforts. Highlighting walkability problem areas might lead to sidewalk repairs or vegetation trimming. You get the idea.
Effective communications is often the greatest challenge to successful group efforts. A thriving neighborhood requires group participation and that is what you can help to achieve.