Recently, the Topeka Capital-Journal released the results of their annual “Best of Topeka” reader poll. According to CJOnline, the poll is a “chance [for readers] to say what’s great and compare their favorites with the choices of thousands of others who fill out the annual ballot.” Since I’ve been living in Topeka the poll has been less than impressive, ergo, the results have also been such. A Best of Topeka poll is a great idea, I have to give The Capital-Journal that. They’ve been promoting the cities businesses with the effort since 1992.
Well, it seems that a great idea is about to get better. Topekan Jude Quinn, known as @MightQuinn72 on Twitter, posted to his Tumbler – Part Animal, Part Machine – a call to his fellow Topekans to “create an alternative ‘Best Of Topeka’,” a more thorough, scientifically valid “Best of Topeka” poll. Like gangbusters newTopekans jumped at the chance to make his idea a reality, not only for Jude, but for themselves and for their beloved Topeka.
Case in point – Instead of sitting behind his computer and complaining, Jude has decided to DO SOMETHING to improve his community. I’m inclined to help.
Want to see Jude’s idea come to fruition? Interested parties can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org – ensure you include “Alternative Best of Topeka” in the subject line - or head over to the Wikipage and start sharing your ideas.
“To do what ought to be done, but wouldn’t have been done, unless I did it, I thought to be my duty” – Robert Morrison