This website didn’t exist in Jacksonville before. Niche sites, yes. Reviews, yes. News, yes. But not something that combines several types of writing about the city. That’s why we started New Jax Witty. It has articles, reviews, and advice, along with real research.
Sure, it’s mostly a local blog. But it’s done well and from the perspective of an outsider trying to learn the ropes. Local news is too busy trying to cover all the crime to bother with many of the softer or controversial stories. Other local bloggers are too caught up in being local to realize there is a story.