News and views from north Bristol's urban village

Friday, 3 October 2008

What Next for Trym Tales?

As Westbury on Trym's leading independent online media provider (I know, the competition isn't huge), Trym Tales is committed to producing engaging and interesting micro reporting focused on events in the urban village itself, with occasional forrays into the wider Bristol scene.

In pursuit of that aim, I was intereted to drop in at the Bellingham Herald earlier - a local news site in Washington State USA which, if I've understood correctly, is completely user-generated (in the true spirit of Web 2.0).

This got me thinking about how Trym Tales could develop if its content were increasingly generated by a team of local reporters and writers, bloggers and vloggers rather than just by one person.

Quite a few things would need to change if that were to happen, but with the high number of free wiki sites available to use now, collaborative mutli-user-generated blogs and independent media outlets are increasingly easy to create and sustain - if the producers are out there and are up for it.

To that end, and to get the ball rolling, I wondered whether, among the massed ranks of regular readers, feeders and subscibers, there were any who wanted to write a one-off post on any aspect of life in north west Bristol.

Send it to me with your contact details and let's get some new voices into Trym Tales. Who knows where this may lead? You can make contact initially via the contact form on the right hand column.

Not that I haven't got plenty to say myself, of course.....

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