INSIDE TOURIST INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE
So why do the Melbourne Local Blog ? – An early guest staying with us, on their departure sent us a link to their blog and the posts he’d done on Melbourne. I started reading and following the links, as you are want to do. When reading the blog I soon found myself sifting through the pages establishing how and what they had done – they had me hooked!!
It wasn’t too long that I was thinking of the things that made up my town, Melbourne, and dreaming of the stories and yarns I would tell. My mind was racing about what I needed to do to organise a site. The planning seemed endless and at times I have wondered if I was ever going to get anything written. [Already I have learnt that to write, it’ll take some structure at the keyboard].
The plan is – to get some exercise through this process, whether it be a bike ride or walking, delving into Melbourne’s neighbourhoods to unpick some of the weaves of the city and draw out the threads, from a local’s perspective. This is what I want to share, what makes up the fabric of my city – Melbourne, through my posts, embellished with some great photography.
Aimed at anybody who is inquisitive – there will be a focus on helping the Melbourne visitor and tourist, but hey there is nothing to stop a resident from being a tourist and seeing another part of their own town. As ‘Melbourne Local’ grows the vision is that the basket will contain enough threads, sufficient for many short experiences and for the visitor to weave together their own Melbourne experience be it a couple of hours or days. I hope that you walk away warm from your experiences, becoming Melbourne’s newest ambassador with your own yarns to share.
I’ll try – to keep it honest and keep it simple. Endeavouring to add posts weekly in the initial stages, whilst getting the blog and the site established. As I become more skilled, not wanting to be over-ambitious, this may become more frequent.
One last thing – if you are not sure where something is, what to do next or how to get to something – why not walk up and “Ask a Melbourne Local”. I personally like to think people are basically honest and willing to be helpful.
If you are a Local and see someone pondering over a map, why not ask “Need some help” you never know how it comes back to you.