Welcome to the Blog of Burgher Jon
I have actually been blogging for a while, but have chosen to refocus my blogging efforts on the politics and economy of Pittsburgh. In order to facilitate my major shift in focus I brought this new blog in to existence. I will cease posting to Nittany Burgh Blog and focus on bringing the world (that’s you) a view of the politics and economy of Pittsburgh through the eyes of a young professional. The reason I have chosen this focus comes from two realizations about my potential value to the blogosphere.
- I’m not as funny as PittGirl or Tunesmith and Anthony, this won’t stop me from pointing out humor when I see it. I’m also not as knowledgeable about Pittsburgh’s Sports as thePensBlog or MondesisHouse, which won’t stop me from pointing out the occasional sports issue.
- I’m not as smart or as extensively educated as Mike Maddison, Jim Russell or Chris Briem. However, I do have the unique perspective of a concerned citizen of Pittsburgh who is not connected to an ivory tower or politics (beyond being an active voter). I have scoured the web for a blog about the economics and/or politics of Pittsburgh that is written from such a “layman” perspective and have found none. Consequently, I will attempt to fill that niche.
I hope that my posts can bring about a level of awareness and informed activity to other people who are concerned about Pittsburgh and its future.