We’re almost halfway through 2011, but it’s shaping up to be a good year for Hoperatives. Today we’re proud to announce that Hoperatives.com is joining the Cincinnati.com blog network. As with anything concerning Hoperatives, it’s perfectly reasonable to apply the “Norm test.” You may remember on Cheers that any question about changing bar policy was always met with “Is this going to change the price of beer?” from Norm.
We’re happy to report that this isn’t going to change the price of beer and, truth be told, you’re not going to see much of anything change around here. Oh, there’s a new ad over there on the
left right along with the spiffy Cincinnati.com Blog Network badge. You might see something that appeared on this site featured in Metromix and possibly even the Enquirer. So why do it if nothing is going to change? Well, we didn’t say nothing would change, just that you wouldn’t really see the changes. The biggest change we’re hoping for is that more people become Hoperatives. We believe that a beer renaissance is in progress here in Cincinnati and Hoperatives is here to help as many people as possible participate in it. Being part of the Cincinnati.com blog network will raise our visibility which will, in turn, help us make the site better and more useful for you.
I often joke that Cincinnati isn’t that big, but I’d hate to try to paint it. We can’t be everywhere. We rely on Hoperatives from all over for our information. The more of you there are, the less likely we are to miss something. Just today Joe Della Bella of Newport, KY became Hoperative #302. That’s mind-boggling to me, but I enjoy having my mind-boggled. Why not look forward to the day we welcome Hoperative #1000? I’m reasonably certain we’ll have a party and everyone will be invited.
I happen to be writing this announcement, but I’m only a small part of this thing we call Hoperatives. First and foremost, there are all of you who read this blog. Thank you for reading. We appreciate it, and we’re going to continue do our best to make it something worth a bit of your time every day. Carla pulls together a lot of information every week for This Week in Beer on Mondays and the Growlers and Tastings Report on Fridays. If those posts didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be Hoperatives. Jared Whalen, John Lavelle and Jason “Puddin” Rust are our regular contributors who take time out of their busy schedules to share their perspectives. We’re lucky to have them.
So join us in raising a pint of better beer this weekend as we celebrate the next step in the evolution of Hoperatives.com.