Probably the first big rush of success I felt about the VeryVintageVegas brand wasÂ over a year and a half ago at First Friday.
A lady in a stroller came up to me in front of the Arts Factory. She said â€œI started following your blog a few months ago. You mentioned in a blog post that youâ€™d be hanging out here, so I came down to meet you.â€
Wen LiÂ is her name. Her son Eden was in the stroller. Iâ€™d get toÂ meet her husband KorkyÂ sometimes later. I hope youâ€™ve seen herÂ name in the comments section of each post. Sheâ€™s been a frequentÂ (by comments standards)Â regularÂ commenter, and I thank her and all the rest of you that make comments.
That leads to the point of thisÂ post. Wen Li commentedÂ Â to a post I wrote the other day as I was trying to get back into the swing of things:
You do such a good job covering events, now, uncle jack! it’s hard to think of things you haven’t covered. it might be interesting to see more small businesses in vintage vegas profiled, as well as little bios of some of the wonderful people who live in all the neighborhoods you cover. reading a story about people who have lived in their neighborhood for 30 years as well as new neighbors just moving in might give your readers a sense of who their neighbors might be if they moved to vintage vegas. i’m a mid century fan, for sure, but for those that are not, perhaps reading aboutÂ the community would be inspiring.
AllÂ questions well raised, Wen Li. Â What would you, theÂ readers of VeryVintageVegasÂ like to see me do on this blog? It will be fun to see,Â for example,Â if people want restaurant reviews.Â Iâ€™d like to see them. I donâ€™t want to write them, however. Iâ€™d have to find someone elseÂ toÂ do them.
My first thought and intention, when I wrote theÂ post, was merely people sending me emails.Â Why not whole posts?Â I think theÂ general idea is a sound one. I donâ€™t charge for the bandwidth, or the space, and I can’t pay for them, but, youâ€™d have lots of people see your name in print.
Iâ€™m open to anyone being a guest blogger regardless of whether they talk about restaurants, or music,Â or art, or neighbor bios, or architecture, or design or history or ??.Â Â
So tell me in the comments what you’d like to see me doing more or less of. Let’s just treat it as a suggestion box. And if you’re interested in guest blogging, just drop me an email.