It’s been a rather long time since I have done a Blogger Profile and when I was invited to the first anniversary of Fraser Valley Pulse, I thought what better time to re-start up the series.
Kristi Ferguson started up Fraser Valley Pulse in March 2009 and took on the role as the owner, editor, live-blogger, marketer and more. She has recently expanded to include articles from contributors who cover everything from health and beauty, family, business, and interviews with local experts.
Ferguson describes the site as , “the Fraser Valley’s neighbourhood lifestyle guide,” as they feature local businesses, events and things to do from White Rock to Chilliwack. She added, “the site celebrates the achievements of local business owners and encourages people to shop and support local.”
Those who frequent FVP can use it to search for locally owned businesses in the directory, find great local gems in the Pulse Spotlight or find things to do on the Pulse Adventures and events pages.
“The goal for FVP is to create the best centralized, hyper-local website for the Fraser Valley population,” said Ferguson. “Somewhere locals can visit to find out what’s going on in their community, what great businesses are nearby and what fun things they can get involved in. The FV covers a huge area, but out here in the burbs we tend to spend time in different areas of town – someone who lives in Langley may also spend lots of time in Surrey, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, etc. It’s great to know what’s going on around you.”
Readers can sign up for a once/week newsletter update to keep up to date with our weekly Spotlight features and highlights of the blog, events page and articles.
Going forward into the second year of Fraser Valley Pulse, Ferguson would like to continue to see community involvement by way of submitted event listings, business ratings and the sharing of Pulse Pix.
Follow the blog or check them out on Twitter @FVPulse.
Should you have a favourite community site or new blog that you would like to see profiled, please feel free to contact me.