Talk About Local: Personal v professional, the hyperlocal balancing act

Nicky Getgood, who runs hyperlocal site Digbeth is Good, discusses the balancing act between personal passion behind a site and readers’ expectations of a professional service:

[W]hen a person creates a community resource through a personal passion, which then becomes something many people rely upon and have expectations of but is still down to one person to sustain voluntarily. What happens if that person finds they can no longer maintain the website?

Discussions about this at the recent HyperLocal GovCamp West Midlands raised the idea for hyperlocal sites to charge local businesses who want notices or listings put up more quickly or to a deadline – part of a premium model for hyperlocal websites?

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