Thursday, June 12, 2008

about "sponsored posts"

Just a quick word about the "Sponsored Posts" thing. This isn't in response to any negativity towards the sponsored posts, but just wanted to keep you all in the loop. I posted the first one last week, and will post these every so often. One of the great things about this part of the city is that there are a lot of development projects going up, and while most of the time I will just comment myself, with my own positive or negative opinion on what's coming, this format provides the chance to show off some of the developments along with actual prices and features.

I'm definitely not selling out, so don't get the impression that this is at all now a sponsored blog. It isn't, and won't be. I want this to be an honest resource for All Things Anacostia / Greater "Far Southeast", so won't accept offers that compromise the site's purpose.

And don't worry, I try to be as straightforward as I can about developments, so will not be sugar-coating projects that I think are out of place or cheaply built. Hold me to that.


Anonymous said...

Oh, thank goodness, cause developer from the last post is good for nothing.

Nik said...

I like the sponsored posts. A year ago no one would have

a) thought to create such a great blog about Anacostia

b) that so many people would read and interact on a great blog about Anacostia

c) that anyone would even think enough of anacostia or its residents (potential or otherwise) to sponsor an advertisement used to get people to anacostia

As with anything that is sponsored (ex. commercials) you have to take it with a grain of salt - but it is great to have the opportunity to to see what is out there and make your own judgement.

I saw go with it and I wish you much success! I hope it is a trend. Post away. :)

Nik said...

For full disclosure. I hope to see a sponsored post soon for Savoy Court - our developer is FABULOUS (has really gone out their way to not only make our community great but has also done a lot of great things for the past tenants and low income families).

Admitedly my reason as a resident is somewhat selfish. I really enjoy this blog and would love to have a neighbor who is insightful, understands and is commited to their community as the people who read and post on this blog. That is the total truth. This is a great avenue to show people what is going on in your neighborhood...on your street... in your building.

Keep writing!