Monday, January 25, 2010

SPREADING THE WORD: 21 River East Blogs And Counting!


It seems like only yesterday when I could only find two blogs about “East of the River” neighborhoods (And Now, Anacostia and Anacostia Diaries). What a difference two years makes! Since that time the “River East” – what we call Wards 7 and 8 - blogosphere has swelled to over 21 blogs and counting.

What was once a huge gap in East of the River news coverage (especially online) has developed into a growing movement to spread the word about East of the River/River East neighborhoods. Folks who once mistakenly thought that "Anacostia" covered all of Ward 8 have since learned that Anacostia is a neighborhood within Ward 8 and that there are other Ward 8 neighborhoods such as Congress Heights, Washington Highlands and Buena Vista just to name a few. People have come to realize that despite being misspelled constantly the proper name is  "Barry F-a-r-m" and not "Barry F-a-r-m-s", and that Barry Farm is the name of a Ward 8 neighborhood and not just the infamous public housing project. That although their numbers are small white people (and their families) do live east of the river and they get along just fine with their black neighbors. We have learned that there were and still are a lot of  inherently great things about living in River East as well as the great things that are yet to materialize. Perhaps the best part of all of this newfound "community journalism" is that the people writing about East of the River actually live East of the River (which until now has been a rarety). By living in the very neighborhoods, on the same exact streets,  in the very households that they are writing about;  bloggers (and any other River East writer) are able to write their own truth as they see it every day...unfiltered. The good (and there is good), the bad and the ugly.

The Advoc8te apologizes in advance if she inadvertently left anyone off the list and asks that anyone with information about other East of the River blogs please send her an email. Hopefully someone else in River East (or beyond) will be inspired to start their own blog today. Thanks!

Anacostia Diaries
http://anacostiadiaries.blogspot.com/

Anacostia Que
http://anacostiaque.blogspot.com/

Anacostia Yogi
http://anacostiayogi.blogspot.com/

ANC Single Member District 8C01
http://anc8c01.blogspot.com/

ANC Single Member District 8C02
http://anc8c02.blogspot.com/

And Now, Anacostia
http://anacostianow.blogspot.com/

Barry Farm (re)Mixed
http://barryfarmremixed.blogspot.com/

Big Chair Coffee n' Grill
http://bigchaircoffee.blogspot.com/

Congress Heights on the Rise
http://www.congressheightsontherise.com/

Deanwood Denizen
http://deanwooddenizen.blogspot.com/

East River Heights Community
http://eastriverheights.blogspot.com/

Fred Joiner's Weblog
http://fredjoiner.wordpress.com/

Hill East Blues
http://hilleastblues.blogspot.com/

Life in the Village
http://fairfaxvillage.blogspot.com/

Penn Brangler
http://pennbranch.blogspot.com/

River East Idealist
http://rivereastidealist.blogspot.com/

Runin DC
http://www.runindc.com/

Say What, Now?
http://alicemthornton.wordpress.com/

Southeast Socialite
http://southeastsocialite.blogspot.com/

Southwest…The Little Quadrant That Could
http://southwestquadrant.blogspot.com/

Ward 7 Connections
http://ward7.wordpress.com/


To contact The Advoc8te or to submit an article for posting on Congress Heights on the Rise email congressheightsontherise@gmail.com.

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6 comments:

UptownYoungBoy said...

This is a great post FLOCH.

Thanks for this indexing. Will use this in the future.

Uniontown 4ife

AnacostiaYogini said...

Thanks for this! There is strength in numbers!

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