NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.
Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Jim Thorpe, PA (http://jtccjimthorpe.wordpress.com/).
If you've never been to Jim Thorpe, you're missing out on a remarkable treasure tucked away in the hills of the Poconos. Called "The Switzerland of America," this Carbon County borough features beautiful architecture, historic lodging, and fine dining options. And it has one other thing going for it: Jim Thorpe, PA, a blog that keeps you informed of everything going on in the area.
Jim Thorpe, PA is a blog aimed at tourists, but it's so much more. Since September 2009 this blog has posted information all about Jim Thorpe, PA- events, attractions, and visitor tips, things of importance to newcomers to the area as well a longtime residents. Whether you live in Jim Thorpe, already have a visit planned, or are just looking for somewhere to visit, check out the Jim Thorpe, PA blog to see what's going on.
Other municipalities can learn quite a bit from this blog. Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton, Pittston, Honesdale - none of these places have blogs (or websites) anything near the Jim Thorpe, PA blog. Not only does this site help to define the online image of Jim Thorpe, it also allows people to focus on the positive, on the reasons for visiting in the first place, and the great things about living there. What would it take for Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton, and all the other places in Northeastern Pennsylvania to create blogs of their own on par with Jim Thorpe, PA?