One of the blogs at The Denver Post just interviewed us on our views on Denver’s creative, its suckiness and our theory on how it can suck less. Check it out.
BSOA: Why is “attempting to help denver suck less, daily” your tagline?
TDE: Back when we started our site in July 2007, 416 days ago today, we put up a post that summarized our reasoning for The Denver Egotist’s existence. That post is here for reference.
To summarize, the creators of our site were off doing very creative things in very creative cities. We returned to Denver for individual reasons and collectively found Colorado dreadfully uninspiring and lethargic in its creative output.
Everyone worked in a silo. Everyone was fiercely protective of their work, afraid some other agency might sneak in and steal their clients. Everyone was looking inward for inspiration, instead of looking outward at shops in their own city and to the world beyond. There was no collective dialog or driver of provoking thought. Denver sucked. We wanted to create a place to open the eyes of the creative class and show them the bar they need to hit to play on a larger stage – and become the city we think we can become.
Also, “Helping Denver suck more, daily” was already taken by Upper Colfax Redlighters, LLC. We checked.
Keep going. We’ve only just begun.