The great Petworth News blog run by Bill Crandall has gone on hiatus today. I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for all he has done for Petworth and neighborhood blogging. Bill started Petworth News in 2004 and was one of the first exclusively neighborhood blogs. He paved the path for the many neighborhood blogs that exist today.
On a personal note, Bill is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and his love for Petworth cannot be questioned. Back in 2004 blogs were often of the snarky variety and Bill always stuck to the title of his blog – News. I consider Bill a bit of a mentor as he was the first person to really support and encourage my work here at PoP. Bill has contributed here in the past and I hope he will do so again in the future.
Since Bill started Petworth News he and his wife have had a beautiful baby girl (who’s no longer a baby) and he started a full time teaching gig. Bill is also an amazing photographer. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from Bill on many fronts in the future. In the meantime I just wanted to express my gratitude to him for all of his great work with the neighborhood and the personal support he has given me. Thanks Bill and good luck!