What I really want to do is make history fun for people, who don't normally enjoy it like I do. I want to try and make the information fun and relevant and I do not think that a website it the best way to do that, however I have no idea what is. Not only am I trying to make history more exciting, I want people to know that the City of Detroit is still exciting, alive and a great place to be.
A few oft friends have suggested that I turn my historical findings into a book. While I like this idea it seems like a lot of re-writing what I have already learned just like the website. I also don't know if that would necessarily make the information more exciting and relevant. However this week I went to the library and checked out a few books about Detroit and also read a few given to be by friends. The one that made the facts the most exciting was about the Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings of the 2002 season. It was by a Detroit Free Press reporter and followed the Wings from pre-season signings to the eventual Stanley Cup Championship. While it did talk about facts the book also had a lot of funny stories and behind the scenes moments from the season. The author did a really great job of making the book not just about the hockey bur fun and engaging too. What I want to do is work on a way to keep people entertained by Detroit and help to show that it's a great place to be.