Localism was the topic today in our office meeting. We discussed the question of "What is Localism," as defined by AR. Everyone agreed it is very important for us to draw more attention via the Web/Bloggs to our community, i.e. issues, uniqueness and lifestyle. Even our local Chamber of Commerce has adopted the slogan to "Shop Local". Subsequently, those of us actively Blogging will see to it that an extra effort is made to provide more community communication. Who better than us, the Real Estate community, to make it happen?
Rural areas have always depended on each other to find out about the new business opening up or setting the record straight on local gossip. We think it is a great opportunity for us to be the community spoke person. We have the chance to showcase all the smaller communities that have very little or no presence on the Web. To narrate their story and perhaps bring back the time when every person knew what was going and everyone knew their neighbor.
The AR people did a great service in providing us with this channel. We locals must take hold of this vision and do some serious networking with the neighborhood