Kent360 is closing in on it’s 10 year anniversary, starting back in April 2006.
Back then, I was 11 months into the job and felt that a blog could help communicate City issues, concerns, opportunities and even interesting trivia about Kent.
Here’s what I was thinking when I started out on this blog journey:
In my first year on the job it’s become apparent that important issues affecting Kent’s future need to be talked about, debated, and pursued in a more meaningful way than time permits through the newspaper or in Council meetings alone. Quite frankly community building is too hard and too important to leave to chance. Prosperity is not inevitable – but it is achievable – if we’re willing to roll-up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.
To me that’s what this blog is all about. The blog is intended to be equal parts bulletin board, soap box and community journal. I am hoping it becomes our community canvass where we sketch new ideas to create a brave “new” Kent for the next generation of Kent kids who deserve to have as much here to enjoy as we have, and hopefully even more.
A lot has changed in Kent in the last 10 years but the blog has remained much the same. So much so in fact that my web advisor said it was time to update the format to make it run better on all of the mobile technology which is so prevalent today and we need to cut back on the risk of hacking.
As a result, the format of Kent360 has changed it’s look but it’s really just window dressing — the functionality that was there before remains unchanged.