A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Words of Encouragement

We now have seven people signed up to “Blog for Tsukuba”. That is about five more than I expected, so I am really pleased!

I would like to offer all of our Tsukubloggers encouragement to blog more often. I’m sure it’s really boring for our readers just to read messages from me all the time! Your posts don’t have to be long and they can be on any topic that relates to your life in Tsukuba. I have been posting information about restaurants and events, but you don’t have to follow that pattern. Anything that will help people see Tsukuba from your perspective is welcome. Daddy B’s posts on the Sakura area are wonderful, and I loved Renato’s thoughts on pigeons! I hope to hear from the other contributors soon.

Also, if you wish, you can post a self introduction. It might be interesting to see who we have here… students, researchers, teachers, others?

If possible, I would really like to see at least one post per blogger per week. If that is not possible, then don’t worry about it — it’s just an idea. Your posts can include your thoughts on life in Tsukuba or reports on events or places. My goal is for this site to become a place for people who are (1) thinking of moving to Tsukuba, (2) already in Tsukuba, or (3) back in their home country (or elsewhere) after a stay in Tsukuba to get a sense of what is happening in Tsukuba right now. And I don’t just mean the events, but also the “feeling” in Tsukuba — how Tsukuba’s residents feel about their lives here.

I would like to build up a loyal readership of the blog and get people to think of it as an important Tsukuba resource, on par with Alien Times, Tsukuba Wiki, and the City of Tsukuba website — but even better than those in a certain sense because it is totally “bottom up” and “for the people by the people”.

I hope, too, that people feel free to comment on the blog articles in order to add their perspectives to our contributions. People of Tsukuba have your say!

Too lofty a goal? Perhaps. But you can’t blame me for dreaming!

One Comment

  • Daddy B says:

    “If you build it, they will come.”
    (from the movie “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner)

    I think no line is more appropriate for what this blog is and what it hopes to become.

    Thanks, Shaney, for initiating it.