I hope you like the new place. Find your way around with the navigation bar at the top of the page, some of which are drop-down menus. This includes the website’s categories, which used to be a side-bar menu.
This change in look also coincides nicely with a change in direction for the site, which isn’t a change at all really, just a continuation of where it’s headed anyway…
When I first started on Digbeth is Good back in June 2008 it was pretty much just me (with a lot of help from Pete) talking about what I came across whilst living, working and playing in Digbeth. Since then the community have joined in and started using it for themselves, which is great – Digbeth is way too big and eventful for one person to cover the lot! Midge, Carl, Birmingham Irish Heritage Group and more recently Digbeth Residents’ Association Secretary Pamela have joined the site as contributors to talk about their own pockets and perceptions of Digbeth.
If you’d like to join them and publish your Digbeth-related words, images, films, sounds or thoughts on here, either for a one-off guest post or as a regular contributor, please get in touch by emailing me at email@example.com and we’ll arrange something. Obviously, this website isn’t the slightest bit commercial, so this isn’t an opportunity for free advertising, but if you’ve something interesting and insightful to say about the area and you’d like to see it on here, it would be great to hear from you. If you feel you might not have the technical skills, teaching you how is something I’d be more than happy to help with.
In the meantime there are already few new contributors lined up who will be popping up on here in the near future, who are:
- The Newswaves team, who will be carrying forward last year’s investigation into the derelict houses Moseley Road (in which two squatters died in a fire) as well as covering local events both large and small.
- Aimee and Nav, who are both second year Online Journalism students at Birmingham City University looking to get a bit of experience. Aimee will spend the coming months concentrating on local music gigs and clubnights at venues such as The Rainbow and the HMV Institute, whilst Nav will be delving deep under the skin of Digbeth, featuring key local people who have helped to make this area great.
Please make them feel at home with a cheery hello in the comments box and do get in touch if you’re keen to see your own work on here.