What is Boulder City Social?
Well, its beginnings stretch back to a few comical posts I made to my personal Facebook wall about the culture shock I was experiencing after moving to Boulder City from a lifetime of living in Los Angeles. Oh my…small town life took some getting used to…but I wouldn’t move away now for just about anything!
I found myself enjoying posting about the town (which now made my LA friends wishing they lived here) and decided that a wider audience would be fun, so I started an official Fan page on April 1st of 2010. Knowing they had strong Facebook Fan followings, I emailed Amy Arnaz of the Boulder Theatre and Todd Cook of the Boulder Dam Brewing Company (neither of whom I knew) to ask if they would become Fans of my page and being nice folks, of course, they said yes. That’s pretty much all it took because the Boulder City Social Facebook Fan Page had over 1,000 Fans in the first 10 days. Pretty cool!
After the Fan page reached 2,000 Fans in December 2010, ideas for what else we could do with the page kept popping up…but most of them required a “bigger” space outside of the Facebook environment. The added benefit to building a ‘companion’ website would be that we could start sharing our fun Facebook community with the many people who weren’t on Facebook…so I put together this little website on Super Bowl Sunday, 2011!
I add site features as the Fans request and the need arises (and well frankly, as I find the free time)…I just rolled out the It’s a Deal feature, which are coupons from our sidebar business partners. Next up will likely be some contests and giveaways because everyone likes to win stuff, right?!
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