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 Keith on August 16, 2017 at 2:09pm

Best of luck!

Comment by Amy on August 16, 2017 at 2:12pm

I understand this will likely make it much easier on the hardworking people behind the Fix. However, it makes me sad because I refuse to have a Facebook account and will only be able to lurk (unless you have to sign in to Facebook to even view the page) and no longer will be able to comment.

Comment by janecraft on August 16, 2017 at 2:15pm

Good luck to you all. As a non-social-media person, I will miss you!

Comment by Carolyn Tobias on August 16, 2017 at 2:23pm
I completely understand and love your heart for this city. Social media itself is so hard to keep up with I know your decision was not an easy one but consolidating makes total sense. I continue to be a fan - even with your switch. :-)
Comment by Tim Anderson on August 16, 2017 at 2:26pm

As an independent publisher myself, I can fully appreciate the dedication of the two of you as well as your volunteers. I wish you the best of luck, but I agree with Amy (above). I am veering away from Facebook merely because of the lack of reach I receive from my almost 5,000 "likes." You know, when we send a FB post it only goes to about 5% of our likes. Aaaargh! Anyway, Good Luck!

Comment by Jade Bock on August 16, 2017 at 2:31pm

Good on you guys!  Thank you Adelita and Sophie for continuing to show ABQ's fabulous side.  Hugs and High Five. JRB

Comment by Sophie on August 16, 2017 at 2:36pm

We'll do our best to keep the Facebook page open to the public! Thanks to everyone for your longstanding love and support!!

Comment by Ron Da Bomb on August 16, 2017 at 2:38pm

My wife and I met right here on Duke City Fix, exchanging a little playful Lobos-Aggies banter! I've forged some solid friendships, both cyber and IRL, and have spent many hours here over the years. Hats off to the creators, past and present volunteers, and the current management. A bittersweet and fond farewell, DCF.

Comment by Jules Nyquist on August 16, 2017 at 2:54pm
Good luck! Especially enjoy the Sunday poem. Please let us know if that will also continue. Thanks for all your great work.
Comment by Sí Serrano on August 16, 2017 at 3:09pm

Bummer, but  I will follow you (DCF), where ever you may go....  Good luck and thank you for all you all have given our community.  

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