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My 6 Month Blogging Anniversary!

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So, I’ve had this blog for half a year now. (minus the delay in posting after the November Mayoral Election. I WAS EXHAUSTED!!!) I have to say, it’s nice to see that my readership is steadily increasing and that people in this city actually look to this page as a source for useful information. I find that the blog challenges me too. I’m constantly looking for updates. I feel the pressure for a new post. I don’t want people to get bored or go elsewhere… (not that there are any other local reporters blogging besides my good friend Ryan Nobles.) But I also want to make sure I give you good stuff. 

I have to say, it’s been really nice to have this outlet. I’m not always able to fit every bit of information I would like into a two minute story. I’m also able to give you the fun anecdotes that made a story possible. I really hope you (my faithful readers) enjoy this endeavor because it’s definitely been rewarding. 

As for the news of the day: 

#1 Ukrop’sYou wouldn’t believe how popular my Ukrop’s blogs are. People really do want every little bit of information I can dig up. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been anything new this week. But i’m looking! 

#2 Farmville: What a sad and scary story. Yesterday I had to dig into the suspect’s past and what I found online was just so disturbing. It’s hard not to wonder if there is some sort of link between the lyrics to his songs and what he’s accused of doing. My heart goes out to the families.

#3 RRHA Voucher Program: The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is in crisis mode right now. The feds are running out of voucher money for a housing assistance program and now the RRHA has had to cut families from the waiting list. Check out my story tonight!

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Baseball Debate Getting Ugly

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rachelheadshotThere are some days I’m glad that I’m a journalist. (Today is one of them.) Not having to weigh in on the “Great Richmond Baseball Debate” is nice. I get to just report the facts as we know them and sit back and watch all the opinions fly. From business owners to joe schmoes on the street, everyone is taking a side. Even the local blogging world is fired up about this one

As for me? I’m just going to follow around the Nolan Ryan Group today… hitting up a press conference with Eastern Baseball League, watching Nolan Ryan’s son tour the Diamond. I’ll be sitting on the sidelines, the dugout or whatever sports term I can come up with, watching the madness. Thankfully, I’m just reporting the facts on this one… waiting for someone to step up to the plate and make a decision.

PS… Or maybe it’s just that of all the sports in this country, baseball is the one I pay the least attention to throughout the year. If this was a football debate I’d be all over it! (Ahem, biggest Redskins fan in town!) Maybe we should go back to debating whether VCU should have a team?

 

   

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Local Bloggers….

By Rachel DePompa – bio | email

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So… Thank you to those who have started following my blog again. It’s good to be back. And I wanted to give a shout out to Buttermilk and Molasses who graded my grading of Mayor Jones first 100 days in office. The author of the blog once joked about one of my posts during the mayoral election. I was talking about how I know a lot of folks at city hall.  Buttermilk wrote… “I bet she doesn’t know Jack!”

I can now say I know Jack too. Met him while having dinner at Cha-Cha’s a few weeks ago. Great bartender. 🙂

Anyway… there are a lot of pretty cool blogs for the River City. My favorite is Tobacco Avenue. Funny Stuff!

PS… and don’t let me forget my absolute favorite blog. Decision Virginia. Posted by none other than the guy who sits right next to me…. Ryan Nobles. 🙂

PSS… I LOVE this blog too. (Mainly because the headlines are so darn catchy) The folks at “10South” really seem to know what’s up on the Boulevard!

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