A couple of my friends have been asking “Why all the coverage of Hamilton on your blog lately?”

There are many reasons, but the primary reasons are to keep my journalism skills sharp and that I’m passionate about my home community. (Plus I’m a political nerd and our City Council provides plenty of content to appease my inner political beast)

The information I gather in Hamilton gives me content to indulge my passion for data journalism and begin practicing data visualization.

My journalist career started by accident. My original writings, which were not journalistic, were designed to create content for this blog to allow me to experiment with web design and scripting. My passion was not the writing, it was being a geek.

Today, my passions are both. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start noticing more visualization of data as I work to learn this new trend in online journalism.