What You Say?

I’m trying something new with this post, if you like it, I’ll keep it up. As you know the comments are a big part of this blog and sometimes tell an entirely different story than the original post. The best comment threads include folks who know what they are talking about voicing their opinions and backing up their arguments. So, I thought it might be cool each week to take a look back at some of the most commented on discussions in the last 7 days.

  • The Future of LA Mass Transit? – Wow, this on is really making a fuss. Damien Goodmon put together a map proposing what an efficient train map of LA *might* look like, if the city was actually focused on making it happen. The comments initially started with people doing backflips thinking about the utopia LA would be is this wad a reality, then came the naysayers and then came Damien himself to argue the points of contention. As of this moment there are almost 40 comments on that post and a great deal of info is being put out there to conside.
  • Is There an Arclight Experience for Live Concerts? – We all know their is no better movie watching experience than Arclgith, but Cybele points out that concerts are seriously lacking in a lot of these areas. Comments are back and forth on how to get this experience, and if anyone should even expect it.
  • Studio 60: Go Get Your Own Building – Some creative photoshopping has taken an iconic LA theater and turned it into a faux studio for a new network show. Is this good, bad, interesting, stupid, or does it even matter? Verdict is still out on this one.
  • Costco Lostco (aka Tough Bananas) – Snappy answers for pushy sales people. Dickish or deserved?
  • Naked man runs through Starbucks, eats pastries, gets shot by rubber bullets – The title says it all folks. Interestingly, this is also the most e-mailed post on the entire metroblogging network right now. I’m sure that says something about our readers, but not entirely sure what.

So, let me know what you think – is this worth while posting. Do you even care. Hello?

5 Replies to “What You Say?”

  1. Great idea, as long as you’re willing to put in the work. As you say, the comments often add a lot of depth to the original post. Then again, mebbe I’m biased. :)

    If you’re thinking about doing this once a week, Sunday would be good since it tends to be a slow blogging day.

  2. Sean:

    I agree that a Sunday digest similar would be both welcome and popular. While I enjoy the b/la RSS feed on a daily basis, I’d appreciate such an offering for what I might have missed.

    Please keep up the great work!

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

    LAFD Home Page: http://www.lafd.org
    LAFD News Blog: http://www.lafd.org/blog

  3. B.la is also on my list of daily reads. However, we all have days when “Shit Happens” and you get behind in your reading. Having a ‘Sunday Wrapup’ on the hot items is a good way to catch up on posts or comments you may have missed, as well as being able to get an idea of what other readers find interesting or important. I hope you are able to continue making weekly posts. Thanks!

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