It's been a while since I've posted, but not without reason. I've decided to take our relocation search blogging on as a serious task.
Let me say this first: I love blogs, but sometimes I find myself wanting a little more content. This is a silly example, but I was honestly interested in the reason behind the dearth of Frozen merchandise. (It's not like Disney to miss out on revenue, right?) So, I went searching and found myself wading through plenty of hilariously written blog posts and newspaper articles on the subject. The problem was, NONE of them even attempt to find the answer. It was all: "I need an Elsa dress! My daughter is freaking! Why can't I find one?!" And then nothing but a photo of a cute 3 yr old and a link to Etsy.
I did finally find a great article written by a Buffalo News staff reporter who researched, interviewed, and found an answer. (unestimated popularity of movie, timing of Chinese New Year, and International Trade)
For our relocation blogging, I thought about just summarizing Detroit's Wikipedia page, driving thru each neighborhood and calling it a day. But, I'm not one to make it easy on myself and I'm genuinely interested in digging a little deeper.
Enter the above book that Marc has been telling me to read for the past 14 years. I dug through our bajillionty boxes of books and, of course, found it in the last one.
Here's the game plan: read a couple books about WTH happened in Detroit, talk to a couple different people on their direct experience, and write about it here.
I thought about changing my blog's name because now "86n' It" just seems sad and a little too fitting. Is their a code for restocking? That might fit better now.
After the overall Detroit writings, I'll delve into specific neighborhoods that have peaked our interest, giving you stats on size, populations, amenities, schools, as well as some history of the area. I'll write about my take and interview some people who actually live there.
Sounds ambitious right?
Just my style.
P.s. Frozen merch to be back in stores full force end of July and into August.