The readers of this site have always been an intelligent, upstanding, smart, well-read, discerning, good-looking, charming, attractive, witty, generous bunch.
All right then. I am looking for something, but not a lot. Just your opinion.
I have a new idea, and I want to know what you think, but first, a little background.
From the very start of Bock four years ago, the site was always going to have a Limerick flavour, because that’s where it’s based. I like where I live and I’m happy to tell you about things happening in the place, if I think they’ll interest you. However, it was never going to be a Limerick site. I wanted the site to deal with everything from sport to music, with a heavy emphasis on current affairs. I wanted some jokes and the occasional dollop of the insanity that runs through everyone’s private lives. I wanted it to appeal to people no matter where they live, and that seems to have worked.
Therefore, any posts with a Limerick theme must also have a more general appeal, which might be about music or sport or some political issue that interests everyone and not just those who live in this town. I probably haven’t always succeeded, but that’s the way I try to keep it. Local yes, parochial no.
Now. Here’s the point. I think the time has come to expand Bock by launching a Limerick edition.
For some time now, I’ve been avoiding some of the juicier local stories because nobody outside Limerick wants to hear me talking about what an idiot the Mayor is, or what a bunch of dimwits we have for local councillors. If you live in Dublin, or Galway, or for that matter London or New York, or wherever else you happen to be reading this site, you don’t want to hear my opinions on planning decisions for some stupid supermarket.
You will, however, still probably want to see videos of local gigs, reports on rugby from Thomond Park and pictures of local events where they’re of interest, so there will probably be a fair amount of overlap. You’ll see a lot more coverage of local events, businesses, shops, restaurants, pubs and the like, but as usual, the sacred Bock Central Principle applies: make it up as you go along and hope for the best.
I’m trying to decide what to call the new site, and I’d like your opinion. I might not take up any suggestions but I’d still be interested in your views. Who knows what inspired idea might pop up?
What do you think the new Bock local Limerick site should be called?