Friday, December 28, 2007


A lot of people have been wondering about this blog lately — why are so many of the listed contributors expats? Why doesn't anyone post? How do I join? What, exactly, is the purpose of this whole thing?

When I started The Kampalan, I envisioned something like Gothamist or DCist — a city-specific blog that would cover mostly arts and entertainment with the occasional news post thrown in to sober things up. I hoped people could check out the site to find something fun to do this weekend or see what the best new restaurant in Kabalagala was.

At the same time, I wanted to leave things open to the contributors, to let them decide where they wanted to take the blog. That approach has led to an eclectic jumble of introspection, how-tos and lists of wireless cafes.

Me, I'm all about structure, and I'd like to see The Kampalan morph into something more along the original guidelines I'd set in my head — a one-stop source of information, insider tips and news about Kampala's entertainment scene. But what do you guys think?

You have a month to vote. In the meantime, if there's something about Kampala you're dying to say, e-mail me and tell me why you want to be a contributor.



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