Friday, August 8, 2014

An Explanation and a Plan for Moving Forward with Pennsporter

Yuckin' it up at the sneak peek of Pier 53
"Where did you go?"

That's a phrase I've been hearing a lot recently. As you've probably noticed, posts to the site have stalled over the past couple of months. At the risk of burying the lead, the simple answer is that I've been named the new Editor of Curbed Philly -- the popular real estate development and Philadelphia neighborhood website. It's an exciting challenge to take what I've honed here at Pennsporter and spread it throughout the Philadelphia landscape. You'll continue to find all of the development news of the neighborhood, it'll just be on a larger, better looking and properly organized site. So, shoot over any tips and feedback to the Curbed tip line and I'll be sure to check them out. Also, be sure to follow Curbed Philly on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for the daily newsletter for all of your Philly development news, with great tidbits from Eater Philly as well. I'd greatly appreciate it!

I'll also be continuing to report on neighborhood news in Pennsport, Whitman and Queen Village for The Passyunk Post. The relationship between the Pennsporter and The Passyunk Post has been a great way for me to get news to all of South Philly. For instance, have you heard the news about Bell's Delly? Well, there you go!

As for the Pennsporter, I love this 'hood and the people that I've been able to meet because of it. Seriously, you guys and gals are awesome and I appreciate all of the love you've shown to me and the site over the year and half of its existence. There is still nothing more humbling and thrilling than meeting readers in real life. It's awesome. While you won't get breaking news, the blog will still live on. I really want to try and continue to to build a community of game-changers in the neighborhood. There are a ton of amazing people doing extraordinary things to help further Pennsport and Philadelphia -- it's my goal to feature those efforts to help inspire the neighborhood to get involved. For me, the most important thing for this blog is to be a platform for community involvement. Let's try and make it happen together.

So yes, you'll still see posts to Pennsporter. While they may be in a different scope and probably less often, they will be featuring the things YOU care about. The Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts will live on as well. Aside from being addicted to them, it's the best way for me to get the pulse of Pennsport and speak directly with you awesome Pennsporters.

Hope you keep reading and again, feel free to shoot me over any tips for all things Philly!

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