Frequently, Sporadically, and Rarely Asked Questions

By , March 20, 2007 8:30 am

Answers to Frequently, Sporadically, and Rarely Asked Questions

What is Real Hartford?

Real Hartford, LLC is a hyperlocal online news site focusing on experiences relevant to Hartford residents, especially those whose voices are underrepresented in mainstream media.


Real Hartford began in March 2007. It became Real Hartford, LLC in July 2013.



What’s up with the subjectivity?

Real Hartford, LLC writers use critical thinking and expect that its readers do as well. Real Hartford, LLC has no loyalty to any politician, political party, organization or corporation; additionally, we do not claim to approach any story, event, or issue with an ounce of objectivity, as humans are not objective beings.

Public Engagements

Here are a few of our appearances:

2014: Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford’s Past at the Hartford History Center.

2013: One Nation Indivisible: Where Integration Meets Innovation conference

2013: in a cartoon

2012: Spoke about new media to The Conference of Churches

2011: “The Occupy Wall Street Movement: What is it and (Why) is it Important?” panel discussion at Trinity College

2008: Face the State

2008: “Monday Monday” at Pearl Street Arts Center (now City Arts on Pearl)


To inquire about speaking engagements, contact via email.

Is Real Hartford a Blog?

No. We think of blogs as vehicles for opinion and primarily concerned with personal anecdotes. Real Hartford is not afraid of opinion or personal anecdotes, but we are a hyperlocal online news site.

What is Real Hartford‘s role as social media?

Real Hartford is an online news site, using  Facebook and Twitter as a means to promote our stories and encourage reader engagement.

How can I support Real Hartford, LLC?

You can spread the word!

You can also donate.

How do I submit an event for the calendar?

Provide event info no later than the 25th of the month preceding your event. Submitting an event does not guarantee inclusion on the calendar. Events which are affordable to the widest range of Hartford residents are prioritized. If the ticket price is $10 or more, it’d better be one heck of an event or an extremely worthy cause. If your organization has a “pay what you can” policy or any types of discounts, please indicate this! Events should be in Hartford proper.

How Can I Get Updates?

You can add Real Hartford to your feed reader, “like” on Facebook, “follow” on Twitter, or sign up for a monthly-at-most newsletter.

Contacting Real Hartford, LLC

Use email.

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