LittleHavanaGuide.com is a free online guide written and published by Corinna Moebius, a Little Havana resident, community/business leader, tour guide and owner of People Place Connect, LLC.
If you want to learn more about my work in Little Havana and the philosophy behind it, check out this mini-documentary about me on PBS, part of a series called “Women and Girls Lead.”
LittleHavanaGuide.com is one of my gifts to my neighborhood of Little Havana and all those who live and work here, visit here, and care about this place in one way or another. I want to share this place with you, and to dispel some of the myths and stereotypes about this colorful, historical neighborhood.
At one point I thought that publishing this guide would be a source of revenue, but then I realized that in general I do not like to sell advertising. I also had a grand vision of sending out a weekly e-newsletter, updating content regularly, etc., but this did not turn out to be feasible considering the amount of Little Havana-related work I am already engaged in.
I am, for instance, co-founder and Vice President of the Little Havana Merchant Alliance, and a board member of the neighborhood’s popular monthly arts and culture festival, Viernes Culturales.
So … in 2013 I decided to simplify the site, move it to WordPress (from Drupal), enable Little Havana news and event postings on Facebook to automatically appear on the site (relieving me from re-posting them), and start moving some content to a new Miami LocalWiki site. All of this is taking time.
I would my future writing about Little Havana to be more personal, captured in blog posts and in a book I am writing with vignettes about the neighborhood.
Thank you for visiting LittleHavanaGuide.com, and if you’re in Miami, I hope you will take a tour with me.
Corinna J. Moebius
Publisher of LittleHavanaGuide.com and Principal of People Place Connect, LLC