The great thing about talking to people from different places is getting their perspective on how things work in their cities. Dallas is certainly unique in many aspects, but it can also learn from other places.
V. is a recently returning Dallas native adjusting to life back home having come from the more urban, more dynamic Washington D.C. Apparently over the better part of the last decade, in D.C. there has been the ubiquitous emergence of "hyper local" blogs, from which people get their information about the city.
A Google search of "Dallas neighborhood blog" only yielded search results from the Observer, D Mag, Dallas News, and a real estate blog. Since Google doesn't recognize any Dallas neighborhood blogs, let's assume that the hyper local blog doesn't exist here. Since it doesn't exist here, let's take this opportunity to start one, or at least re-tool this one to be more useful to people.
The goal of this project is threefold: 1) excavate information and conversations that may help to make Deep Ellum a better place, 2) get more people supporting local businesses, 3) give me an outlet for my opinions. After all, it's my blog and I can do whatever I want with it.
So expect more posts. They'll be shorter with more mistakes and hopefully more pictures. If you're close to the Deep Ellum Postal Center at Main and Hall, stop by and say hi.