Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Forum keeps Member on Trampoline

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2007 by No comments yet

It’s tough to put into words how wonderful it is to be the moderator of Front Porch Forum‘s 130 neighborhood forums in and around Burlington, Vermont.  In addition to the sheer magnitude of the response (4,300 members, 8,000 messages in our first seven months), the quality is remarkable.  In this catbird seat, I see good news flit by every day.  While the big stories stand out (see many past postings), it’s the shear volume of the little day-to-day beauties that inspire my wife and I to keep going against the odds.  Take this sample from this evening’s inbox:

It is with mixed emotions that I write this post. I am selling my house after living here for 15 yrs. Among the things that are the hardest to leave behind will be this forum. I have used it for emergencies (thanks to all who responded to my dire need for heaters) and for my craft sale announcements (one is coming up later this month) and to feel connected to my home on my frequent trips away. I want to publicly thank Front Porch Forum. Just having it makes me feel safer, like the netting around the trampoline, it helps me from feeling like I could fall off the edge. Thank you all.  -L.C., Five Sisters Neighborhood Forum

See what I mean?

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