Part of what makes Jeff Barnard the premier Worcester blogger is not just his wit, or his writing talent, or his prodigious output.
For me personally, and for many other area bloggers, Jeff has been a mentor who works to encourage and promote other bloggers. He created a one-stop shop listing Worcester area blogs, and he frequently links to other, lesser-known bloggers. As any Worcester blogger knows, a link from Jeff means lots of hits, and most of us have gotten plenty of readers through the Worcester blog list.
Jeff has made himself available (to me, and to others) numerous times for advice, and the best piece of advice he gave me was to include more pictures in my blog. He told me to keep a camera on me and just snap away when I saw something interesting. It’s obvious that I never took that advice. I never needed to; Jeff took enough pictures for the whole blogging community.
Face it: with Jeff spending most of his time at home fighting his illness, you’re missing your daily fix of Bump Installation Crews, politician sightings, Newton Square updates, and only-in-Worcester photos.
And we’re missing it too!
Since it would take a fleet of cars to continue creating all the photo posts one taxi driver was able to do for so long, the bloggers of Worcester have decided to band together to form the Wormtown Fleet.
Every day, at least one Worcester area blogger will post a photo (accompanied by a witty or insightful comment) to his/her blog. You can get a complete list of the posts here.
If you don’t have a blog and would like to contribute a post, please let me (or your favorite blogger) know and we’ll gladly post what you send us.
We’re all wishing Jeff a speedy recovery!