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A1 – My First Blog Post

The News Beyond Detroit – Much better than The News IN Detroit

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on our new blog site. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. What our goal is – is to have a nice new version of the great old Disqus Channel THE NEWS IN DETROIT, that we carved out over the past few years. DetroitCityLimits and I plan to run this blog the same way we ran TNID. We don’t usually get picky about the subject matter, or the words you use, or the political stance you take. But trolls will be banned. No spam or threats or the release of someone’s personal information, or violence or obscene material will be tolerated.

Yes, we have DETROIT in the name still, and we took a lot of crap for it on TNID. When we created that channel, we expected to just have Detroiters and detroiters on there duking it out and having fun. But we quickly learned that we were a safe haven for Chicagoans, Houstonians, Yoopers, North Carolinians, Baltimorites, St. Louisians, Washingtonians, Oregoniators, Californicators, New Yorkans, Bostoniacs, and the dreaded Ohiodors & Canadians. It seems that there are a lot of people in North America who have a way of looking at the news that doesn’t take it too seriously. Sure we will hit a nerve from time to time, but if you take the news at face value and take it all seriously, you’ll die young. So since TNID did so well, we’ve come up with a new name to give a nod to our Detroit roots, but to also acknowledge that we know we will have a majority of our contributors from places other than Detroit.

Have fun on the new The News Beyond Detroit, or NBD and welcome all newcomers. Come on in and see what made us one of the most popular channels on Disqus, and see if you fit in. (and try the Calamari & Spamo.)

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