Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contribute to this site?
- You should be somehow related to Charlottesville, e.g., you live here, you work here, you drive here, you date someone from here, you have seen the ghost of TJ (if you don't know who TJ is, then you probably don't qualify).
- You should be willing to contribute some text about yourself
- You should be willing to contribute your expertise about a topic relevant to Charlottesville (for example, see How to pick up dog poop or Charlottesville real estate)
- And the criteria that overrides all others: we reserve the right to refuse contributions willy-nilly
I don't have time to write articles, how do I just get listed on your site?
- Tell us a category where you think your web site ought to belong
- Directly link to us with a name like (Charlottesville guide, Charlottesville directory) or whatever you can come up with
- Then send us the address of your web site so we can verify the above
How do I show up first in category XYZ?
- There's no guarantee. Our proprietary ranking algorithm is random and/or entirely at our discretion.
How do I contact you?
Send email to:
How do you pick your topics?
When we meet people and find them interesting, we ask them to contribute. Sometimes we get requests for inclusion. Sometimes we have the irresistable urge to write something, so we hack away.
Why are you doing this?
Charlottesville is one of these places that like a good wine ages well over time. We truly believe there's something special about this place (and we're not necessarily referring to the Energy Vortex around here). One of the best way that we can think of revealing Charlottesville's inner soul is via the writing and contributions of the people that live, work and sleep here.
Why are you really doing this?
Ok, it's a shameless money-making enterprise. See these Google Ads on the various pages? They will fund our retirement and enable us to move to the Best Place in America to Retire. Oh wait, we already live here...
What's in it for me?
Is it always about you?
What's in it for me. Why should I contribute?
Ok, fair enough. Here are some possible answers:
- You like to write and expose your vulnerabilities to the world. There must be something to that given the millions of folks that blog.
- You work here. By sharing your professional expertise, you may build a rapport with your potential clientele. For example, let's assume that you are a real estate agent. By contributing your time and knowledge of the local market, you can build rapport with a potential client before they even meet you. Said clients, simply by reading your beautiful prose, can make a quick decision as to whether they even want to talk to you. Think of it this way, clients generally want to deal with someone they can trust, someone with integrity. By contributing first to the community pool of knowledge, you can gain the clients' trust and distinguish yourself from your competition.