A year ago today we were quietly writing software when we heard sirens, grabbed the video camera, and walked a couple of blocks to 23rd & Marion. There I found the remains of a stroller that had been hit as a mom pushed it across the street.
I got there before the TV news crews and ended up giving them our video of the scene. And although we didn’t have a site live yet, I asked as a condition that they mention centraldistrictnews.com when the video played.
So I rushed back to the office, crossed my fingers, and launched the first public beta version of our software. The brief mention on TV got us a whole 110 visitors on that first day. From then on, we tried to get into the habit of writing and gradually worked up to where we are today. Since then we’ve served 1.2 million pages, posted 869 stories, had 2,870 comments, and 2,741 scanner entries.
So thanks for everyone who has contributed to, commented on, and become readers of our little online community. (as Obama would say, this isn’t about us. It’s about YOU!)
Next Thursday we’re planning to celebrate with our first offline meeting. Join us next Thursday at 5:30pm at The Bottleneck to have a few drinks and get to know each other in the real world. We’d love to meet everyone, so please stop by!