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We Built this City

Jun 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Every once in awhile, we pause and take a look at our surroundings. Sometimes, we basque in its glory because we never really looked around before.

From arched hallways, to wrought iron rails, to hanging chandeliers, to carefully carved wooden doors, to magnificent swimming pools, to carved works of art on cinder on a building’s facade, to the ultra modern and sleek nouveau modern style of architecture, Los Angeles is a dynamic city–our aim is to celebrate its mixture of old, new, and ever-changing.

A Whole Lot of Los Angeles Talent, Dedication, and Passion

LWPLAIs the measurement of what propels our city and its residents toward the cutting edges of commerce, entertainment, education, arts, sciences, technology, politics and is the sine qua non of our history and endeavors.

Let’s face facts, with California’s and Los Angeles’ storied and preeminent part of history and lore, we lead the world in fields that others can only hope to emulate.

To that end, it’s our mission and motivation to create a place where all Los Angeles based digital and interactive writers can congregate and call home.

Live Work Play LA

To that end, I’d like to invite all Los Angeles bloggers to join our new network called Live Work Play LA.

It’s mission is to be the comprehensive reference guide for all Los Angeles based writers and websites who write, traverse, and cover the massive amount of topics spanning the spectra of human endeavor.

Defiance Courage ActionOur backgrounds and professions are as diverse as mothers, lawyers, bikers, artists, and doctors– and any other vocation you can think of. We might live in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Pasadena, but we all call Los Angeles home.

We all share the daily grind and prerequisite of having similarity in our forms of government, a temperate weather, and on no account, a never ending fight against urban sprawl and traffic jams.

What we don’t have is a comprehensive source for everything for and by Los Angeles writers, websites, and bloggers that put their deeds to words–and words to deeds–which is why Live Work Play LA is important and plays a role in our digital economy.

How to Sign up and Get Listed

We’ll be the new go-to place and central organization that indexes, promotes, and creates a global network of Los Angeles based publishers and content creators.

To that end we’ve created our own collective home on the Internet. To be included, fill out the contact form here.

As in real life, we’re the place to see and be seen on the Web.

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10 Responses to “We Built this City”

  1. David says:

    To the degree and kind that you’ve envisioned and conceptualized a LA based information network, it looks to me as nothing more than pure genius on your part.

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @David, Well, I’m not sure about the genius part, but I do love the idea of having a home for Los Angeles bloggers where they can find other like minded individuals.

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  2. Paisley says:

    Fabulous idea – come on LA join together – you are so privileged and so talented. What a great opportunity.

    Paisley’s last blog post..Women

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Paisley, Thanks for the vote of togetherness, Paisley. Your support means a lot. :)

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  3. Patricia says:

    what a great idea! I like it, although most of the bloggers I have found in my area are like facebookers and I get enough of that…hmmm something new to consider…

    Patricia’s last blog post..Vows Another Word for Promises

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Patricia, Facebookers? I’m not sure I understand the term, but I’m happy you like the idea.

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  4. Diane C. says:

    Live Work Play LA sounds like a great resource for L.A. bloggers.

    Diane C.’s last blog post..Along the Creek in June

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Diane C., I hope it will be. It will take some time, but it will come.

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  5. Lisa's Chaos says:

    . . .on rock and tol, la, te, dah, la. . .

    What a great idea! I’m sure there are many bloggers in your neck of the woods!

    Lisa’s Chaos’s last blog post..Ribbit Macro Monday

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Lisa’s Chaos, Yupp, lots of bloggers. I really like the idea of having one place to find all the bloggers in LA. :)

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