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The Obligatory Blog Introduction

“So, the Coalition has itself a blog, does it?” you may be asking. Well, yes, yes we do. It’s been a long time coming, and we fancy ourselves an opinionated, informed, progressive group of people, and a blog seemed the natural e next step in our ability to reach out to communities. As with all things we do, however, this blog will have some organization about it, and a purpose. In short, it will come with some general rules, both for the public and us. Not hard and fast rules, necessarily, but friendly ground rules and really more of a promise to you in terms of expectations and what purpose we want the blog to serve.

Our blogs will be fresh and vibrant, never pre-packaged, frozen, or stale. There’s a lot of blogs out there and we know you can go read another one any time you please. So, we’ll do our best to make this one nice and exciting. We’ll stay as far away from the “opinion” stuff as possible, and stay as close to the “evidence” and “factual” stuff as we can. This doesn’t mean that occasionally our opinions won’t leak into the blog, but it will be clear that those are the opinions of the individual writer. I mean it does need to be interesting after all.

No stodginess. This blog will be effectively stodge-free. Recently, the US Interagency Council on Homelessness asked me to write a guest blog, and some of the ground rules were no acronyms, no jargon, just “write like you are talking to the next door neighbor”. I like that and think it makes a lot of sense, and it makes for a better blog. We have enough acronyms, jargon, and rules in pretty much all the other stuff we do, so perhaps we can let our hair down a little bit on the blog and start an interactive discussion that all will find informative and entertaining.

As my Dad says, “be sweet”. We want you to comment (when the comment portion is up and running), we want your opinion, and we will not take down comments that we disagree with, but we will take down nastiness that is disrespectful. We can have a lively discourse without delving into some of the baser areas of our nature, can’t we? Sure we can.

Nothing pleases us more to have an ongoing conversation with people in our state; and in other states, about ending homelessness. The ability to share ideas, try things out, and support each other’s efforts, locally, statewide, and nationally, is extremely valuable to us. We love ideas, and we love challenges, so please don’t be shy about giving us both.

So there you have it. The first blog in the “done” column. Please check back frequently (this is part of the “freshness pledge”) and we update you and keep you apprised of all the awesome stuff going on in West Virginia to end homelessness.

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