Sometimes when we live in one place for a while it can seem boring. Writing can help with this. Make it your mission to explore and ask questions. Reporting on what you find and telling the world will do you at least as much good as everyone who reads it.
Support local pride and promote local businesses. Shine a light on all that is good in the world. Highlight the local businesses, people, history, services, products, restaurants, parks, museums, fun places, and unique places in order to instill local pride, entertain, and provide a resource of information.
Some things to think of when writing an article of a place:
What is unique/interesting about this place?
What value does this place bring the community?
What are all the things people might use this place for?
How might people have fun here?
Upon first visiting, what does it look/sound/smell like?
What is the history of this place?
What sentimental attachment do people have to this place?
What other interesting places are nearby?
What is your personal favorite thing about this place?
If you know a business that is a treasure to the community, why not write about what you like about them? If you know the owner, why not ask a few questions? Here are some ideas:
How long have you had this business?
What first interested you in this industry/field?
What are you trying to accomplish for society?
What were/are your dreams for this business?
What challenges did you encounter in starting or in running your business?
What was your “light bulb” moment?