Of the current candidates and incumbents for Albemarle County’s Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council, why don’t more blog?
In the County of Albemarle, none of the incumbents or candidates blog, and only one of the School Board members does.
Brian Wheeler, running for re-election on the School Board, has done more to bring transparency and openness to local politics than almost any other local politician.
At the state level, this is one of the blogging leaders.
Is anybody missing from this list?
Here is an offer to any of the current or prospective members of the local seats – I’ll give you an hour or two of my time to show you how to blog. I’ll help you set one up and show you some of the basics and “rules” of blogging. It’s neither hard nor intimidating, but it may be new for some and there is a learning curve.
The selfish return for you is this – members of the public will read what you write. If they like it, they’ll let you know. If they don’t, they’ll let you know that, too. The selfish return for the public is this – you’ll be more accessible and likely better informed – if you take it seriously.
Make no mistake – it’s work, but would benefit all of us.
Would any of the current or prospective members be willing to take this offer?