What is MiBurg?
MiBurg is more than a website and more than a blog. It’s difficult to explain in one word.
MiBurg is a window into the heart of Martinsburg, WV and the Eastern Panhandle. It is a place for us to look away from the negative perceptions we see on social media and hear from our friends. It is a place for us to collect, to cultivate, to espouse the good in our community. We want to spread the word about our small business owners, our talented restaurateurs, and the unique characters that make Martinsburg so beautiful.
Who is MiBurg?
MiBurg is me and MiBurg is you!
The team which formed MiBurg saw something spectacular happening in Wheeling, WV with Weelunk and Randolph County with Elkinite, and we wanted it in our community too. The team isn’t made up of professional journalists or Shakespearean wordsmiths. We are a group of passionate professionals in love with our community, and we are looking for like-minded individuals who are seeking a place to gather and rediscover the beauty within and around our city.
You may have noticed that the logo looks a little like an element. We want MiBurg to be a powerful element in driving our community forward. We also just kind of like science.
Cultivate Community is a powerful message and a powerful idea that we believe Martinsburg is yearning for. We have so many talented and brilliant people in our midst. MiBurg is the perfect place to tell our stories and exchange ideas. It’s a place to show others what we have to offer.
So, how do you MiBurg?
Here are a few ideas, and we would be glad to hear more:
- Write a story
- Volunteer your time
- Shop locally
- Have an adventure
- Talk to a stranger
- Share your skills
- Learn something new
- Make an impact
- Create a photo essay or video
- Do something you thought you would never do
Share your stories and ideas with us. Be part of MiBurg.
If you know of someone who does something really interesting or just downright weird and you want us to write about it, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to create a project and write about it yourself, we would love that too!
Be Part Of The Movement!
Since we launched MiBurg in November of 2015, the initiative has spread:
- Huntiful is a partner site that covers Huntington, WV.
- Members from different WV based media outlets participated in the New Story event on 6/09 to discuss the changing landscape of news and how that can have a positive impact on West Virginia.
- Jason Koegler from Weelunk announced that the statewide site, Vandaleer, will launch on September 1st.
- Additional websites for New River Gorge and Morgantown are also expected to launch this year.