Why Are We Here?
I don’t know the answer to that but I do know why this site is here. It’s an experiment and learning lab for me. It’s also an excuse to go drink coffee and see some local artists around the Worcester, MA area. For you, I hope it’ll be an entertaining way to find places to explore on your own. If it isn’t, thank you for stopping by for a few minutes.
I also want to take a moment to say that I do not get paid for any of my posts on this site, my other site (worcesterturtleboy.com) or the social media accounts connected with these sites. I’m not an “influencer”. I don’t accept free samples or any other gifts. I never have. There aren’t advertisements on these blogs and there won’t be. I believe in supporting local business and that means buying stuff from them. As far as how I choose what I’m posting – I post about stuff I like. That’s it.
I’m a web developer, photographer and content producer from Worcester, MA. If you’re curious, I’ve got the details posted on LinkedIn.
Me and Worcester
My family moved to Worcester in the mid-80s and I didn’t love it. In fact, I HATED it here. A lot.
I was in high school at the time so I couldn’t do anything about the move. I had to learn to deal with it.
Over the next few years, I graduated high school (Go, Polar Bears!); made friends; had fun; found the hidden good stuff in Worcester. I learned to love this place.
In 2007, I started blogging about why I love Worcester. At the time, “loving Worcester” was not a popular opinion at all. I got made fun of. A lot.
I didn’t care. I kept going. I started a second blog and a couple more. Some of them are gone now, other sites have changed focus but are still there. I’ve had times when I’ve been quieter but I’ve always been here.
These days loving Worcester is very fashionable. Most of the feedback I get is really positive and supportive. I still occasionally get made fun of but that’s OK. I know that trying to please everyone is impossible.
I’m still here and plan to keep doing what I’ve been doing for over a decade and counting — publishing nice stuff about the city I call home and the people who make it a great place to live.