We LOVE Albuquerque! We love the people, the food, the events, the hot air balloons, Chevy on a Stick! Duke City Fix, from its inception, has been all about showing our love for our fair city.  It has also become a place for this community to come together to vent and discuss not only the good, but the not-always-great side of Albuquerque. What Duke City Fix has done, has been to create a community of people who care about this city. 

It’s no secret that great friendships (and even weddings!) have taken place as a result of people coming together on this site; or that local news outlets have kept an eye on us and have done stories as a result of our insightful volunteer writers; or that we have uncovered the best places to eat and cultural events to attend. The list goes on and on.

What else is no secret, is that social media has exploded in a way that we never could have imagined. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are social media sites that most people now use. They are all free and accessible to huge audiences.

Duke City Fix has been a labor of love for many years. It has always been run by volunteers. Every story, every Morning Fix, every daily photo, every poem, has been posted by a dedicated volunteer. Think about it, Dee Cohen posted a photo a day, every day, for how many years?! All those Morning Fixes that you love to read are by an incredibly devoted group of folks who seek out the most interesting stories to get your day started.

What this all boils down to is that we are making a shift. We aren’t going away, but rather, going where the most action is and right now that action is on Facebook. This shift will take place at the end of this month. There will be no new content on DCF after August 31, but we will keep the site up through September so that you can still access and reread some of your favorite stories.

We will begin to post local news stories, events, photos, all the usual DCF stuff, on Facebook and Instagram, instead, starting September 1st.  We still have a dedicated group of volunteers who have accepted the challenge of helping us out to continue posting all the things you love to read about Albuquerque. Some of us will be starting our own little blog sites with new stories and also archives of old stories! We’ll be sure to give you links to those sites from your favorite writers.

Sophie and I have been incredibly blessed to work together with a group of fabulous writers, poets, and photographers. We are beyond grateful to everyone who has volunteered, who has commented, or who has simply read what we have put out there. We truly appreciate the love and we hope to see your continued support for Duke City Fix on Facebook!

 

Sophie and Lita (Adelita)

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Comment by Monica on August 16, 2017 at 3:36pm

I got into contributing late in the game, but I've been a member since probably 2008 or so. DCF has been my morning ritual for so many years! Thank you for keeping it going all these years and I look forward to continuing contributing to the new incarnation of DCF.

Comment by contrastlife on August 16, 2017 at 3:42pm

:(

Comment by Samat Jain on August 16, 2017 at 5:47pm

Quote from the London Book Review says it best:

A neutral observer might wonder if Facebook’s attitude to content creators is sustainable. Facebook needs content, obviously, because that’s what the site consists of: content that other people have created. It’s just that it isn’t too keen on anyone apart from Facebook making any money from that content. Over time, that attitude is profoundly destructive to the creative and media industries. Access to an audience – that unprecedented two billion people – is a wonderful thing, but Facebook isn’t in any hurry to help you make money from it. If the content providers all eventually go broke, well, that might not be too much of a problem. There are, for now, lots of willing providers: anyone on Facebook is in a sense working for Facebook, adding value to the company. In 2014, the New York Times did the arithmetic and found that humanity was spending 39,757 collective years on the site, every single day. Jonathan Taplin points out that this is ‘almost fifteen million years of free labour per year’. That was back when it had a mere 1.23 billion users.

RIP Duke City Fix.

Comment by Kelly Vickers on August 16, 2017 at 6:07pm

Many Many Moons ago I posted a blog daily here, and was overjoyed whenever I was featured on the front page.  That was grand fun.  I'm sad to see it go as a separate entity, yet totally understand.  I will set y'all as "see first" on Facebook.  Thanks for the memories!  xoxox

Comment by cathyray on August 16, 2017 at 6:38pm

DCF was my first introduction to social media. I made some really good friends here. I will sure miss it but understand, I can't believe how hard ya'll have worked. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Comment by chantal on August 17, 2017 at 8:53am

Sophie and Lita, gratitude and admiration simply aren't enough!

For everything -- from being the rock upon which this site was built to nurturing it through changing times -- YOU are the reason for so much community connection and dialogue. As the founder of DCF so many years ago, and having left my dear Albuquerque after a divorce, I am beyond grateful for what you have built.

Much love to you, to our neighbors and friends, and to the fellow believers in community dialogue. This site is as been a watering hole like no other and I'm honored to have watched from afar as it evolved alongside one of the country's most special cities.

A toast to all the friendships, marriages, businesses, and political careers that have found their roots here! Albuquerque has been forever impacted by your commitment to community discourse.

Comment by Debby S on August 17, 2017 at 11:05am

Amy, you don't need an account to read/peruse public facebook pages. Click on "f" icon on this page, right-hand corner near top (about a screen full down from very top). It will take you to DCF's page. Save link to favorites or wherever you can find it easily. Whenever you want to visit that page, click on link. You may find other facebook pages you like and can do the same. You don't need to join to read on the site, but may need to join to make comments (I'm not sure about that).

Comment by Adelita on August 18, 2017 at 8:06pm

Thank you everyone!

Comment by Sophie on August 19, 2017 at 8:52am

Thank you, dear friends!

Comment by vinceinburque on August 22, 2017 at 9:53am

Thanks for all your good efforts here.  Best of luck with the transition!

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