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)