The Georgetown Metropolitan is Ten Years Old

Exactly ten years ago today, the modern Georgetown Metropolitan was born. And 6,460 posts later, it churns on. And the nearly 7,000 comments received suggests it has reached an audience, for good or ill.

GM started the Georgetown Metropolitan as an outlet for all the information he found himself gathering, either simply from walking around or from digging into issues that interested him. And one of the central goals of the website was to present the radical notion that Georgetown was a neighborhood of more than chain stores or filthy rich doyennes. That is was not just the loudest nimby voices, nor the most rote clichés. And while surely he hasn’t lived up to that fully, he has made his best stab at it.

Fatherhood and the simple ever increasing complication of daily life has meant fewer longform articles or coverage of late ANC meetings. But GM hopes that he has continued to provide a service to the neighborhood. It has been a project of love, love for this beautiful neighborhood, its fascinating inhabitants, and the community we build.

GM can’t guarantee another ten years. But he honestly thought fatherhood was going to end his ability to continue, and yet it didn’t. So who knows?

Thank you for reading.

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5 responses to “The Georgetown Metropolitan is Ten Years Old

  1. Carole Lewis Anderson

    Thank you. I have not been a reader for the full ten years, but I have enjoyed beginning my day with your posts and photos for at least half of that time.

    On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM The Georgetown Metropolitan wrote:

    > Topher posted: ” Exactly ten years ago today, the modern Georgetown > Metropolitan was born. And 6,460 posts later, it churns on. And the nearly > 7,000 comments received suggests it has reached an audience, for good or > ill. GM started the Georgetown Metropolitan as an outl” >

  2. Yours is the first website I open every day, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Thanks for 10 years of excellent reporting on the issues we care most about. I’m sure the original GM would be proud!

  3. Georgia Abraham

    I always look forward to your posts. It provides information that I’m not sure I would otherwise see

  4. Jim Kessler

    Just goes to show that one individual can really make a difference. Your website is informative and entertaining as well. Please keep up the good work in preserving a really cool little town that has been around a few hundred years. Well done.

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