Kim’s note: This is the 14th installment in a series introducing different voices from around Omaha.
Each weekWhenever I can, I’ll introduce a different Omaha blogger, what his or her blog is all about, and since I love getting recommendations as much as I love giving them, I’ve asked each person to share some Omaha tips. If you’re a frequent reader of Omaha Magazine or The Reader, you’ve probably read some of this next blogger’s work. Head to his blog to get the behind-the-scenes stories he gathers while working as a freelance writer. Hope you enjoy getting to know all the bloggers from Omaha!
Leo Adam Biga’s My Inside Stories
Name: Leo Adam Biga
Describe your blog in five words.
People’s passions and magnificent obsessions.
What are the two most popular posts on your blog? What makes them so good?
Number one is a story I did about interracial couples. It successfully laid out the joys and challenges that come with interracial relationships. Number two is a story I did about long overdue change needed in northeast Omaha. It gave voice to some people who don’t normally get heard in mainstream media. More recently, there were the stories I did on Time Out Chicken, Terence Crawford and the Blue Barn Theatre, all of which resonated with folks because they deal with subjects close to people’s hearts.
What social media channel are you on the most and why?
Facebook because it gives me the most direct way to reach new and old audiences and LinkedIn because of its professional networking opportunities. My blog feeds into both platforms as well as into other social media platforms I’m on, such as Tumblr and About.Me.
You get one hour to spend on writing, where in Omaha do you go?
I would take a writing retreat to Lauritzen Gardens or Memorial Park or maybe to a coffeehouse in Dundee or Midtown.
If friends visit from out of town, what three places would you take them to?
Joslyn Art Museum. Durham Museum. Old Market. Not far behind would be Holland Performing Arts Center, Orpheum Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse, St. Cecilia Cathedral and Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.