It’s been just over five years since I first arrived here in Los Angeles, and even still there’s a part of me that wants to tense up a little bit when friends or family threaten to visit. “Where will I take them? What can we do?” This dilemma was one of the first things that really attracted me about Blogging.LA: Hearing firsthand accounts about the good, the bad, and the “meh” that our city has to offer from real live people. The Experience LA Blog (official blog for the bookmark-worthy ExperienceLA.com) is another fine source of that type of experience.
I should point out that the difficulty I experienced, and am still prone to experiencing, in coming up with things to do in LA is all about the fact that there is so much to do in LA, rather than that there’s nothing to do. In my estimation, this is exactly why it’s nice to get input from a variety of sources on what’s worth it. I’ve been following the Experience LA Blog for just a few months now, and there seems to be sufficient variety to the posts (QR codes and mass transit, local literary events, fascinating DIY olive curing, just to name a few) that I’m likely to pay a little closer attention when scrolling through their items in my RSS feed.
Sure, I might silently judge them for the fact that they still have a blogspot URL, but as a blogger who hasn’t posted in nearly a month, (Sorry! I’ve been on the road…) I’ve got respect for the modest blog, averaging something like a dozen posts a month, that sticks with it. Keep it up, Experience LA.