Recently I was able to spend some time with the owners of the long-heralded NW Indiana site, www.219.com and talk about web 2.0 for our Region.
I'd love to grab some input from the rest of you who frequent NW Indiana blogs and sites about the Region. I'd like to see a strong portal for NW Indiana bloggers, one where we can write and comment and build visibility together. I'd like to see a whole host of great features and services ...
I'll keep the rest to myself for now, what would you like to see?
One site that I really like and have always admired as geographically ground-breaking is and was The Rain City Guide in Seattle. Now of course Seattle boast a high level of internet savvy and technology is second nature to many of the professionals there. But as all things go, the midwest eventually follows. The Rain City Guide initially featured almost exclusively real estate posts from tech savvy real estate professionals. Obviously some used the site to gain business, notoreity, and even launched their own successful blogs.
Free blog, great searchability rankings on google, keyword stuffed naturally because the site is all about the community, networking with other web savvy entrepreneurs, and obviously the friendships that ensued.
Do we need something similar in NW Indiana? More? What could we really use to launch to the next level here?