In February, I wrote a very vulnerable and honest post about the state of Jersey City. It was a post that I wrote a long time ago but never had the courage to publish it. The article received over 30,000 reads. Was shared over 100 times on Facebook alone. We got both positive and negative feedback on the article. Some people said it was too little too late, while others appreciated the candidness of the post. It was a very hard few weeks for us. There was a lot of backlash. That being said, it was honest and it came from a good place. I realized afterwards, that no matter what you do, you can’t make everyone happy and that post was honest and from the heart. Ive been afraid since then to release content that would challenge the issues of this city because of the backlash and the attention it got. So we found other ways to continue the conversation in a constructive matter.
Introducing JC Locals.
So yea… I might have a thing for our local firefighter so sue me! Jokes aside, every year on 9/11 I dedicate a post to the brave people who protect our city every day. It is always a favorite because I truly enjoy getting to the know our firefighters and hear their stories. Every year it reminds me why I love doing this so much, making new friends from various walks of life… and man do I love a man in uniform.
The blog has grown a lot in the last 4 years and I’ve been trying to put out different types of content, not just Jersey City related. When I became newly single and started dating again, I was faced with new and interesting challenges. Dating has changed a lot in the last decade and after speaking with some of my single friends and hearing horror stories, I needed to put it in writing. So Sex and Jersey City was born. A monthly column sharing dating stories, tips, thoughts in the modern day world.