You may have noticed that I (sometimes unfairly) group blogs in my blogroll into
artistic, business/scientific, environmental, news, and political
categories, with Salon blogs listed separately because...well, because
they're my community.
Recently I've discovered another type of blog that is primarily
geographical in nature. These have been self-styled as 'place-oriented
blogs' or 'blogs of place'. Although most of us write from time to time
about what's happening in our physical community, place-oriented
bloggers write almost exclusively about the history, geography, and
current events (often with photos) of their community.
They're actually very entertaining (and sometimes educational) to read.
Here are some of the best of the breed I've found:
Life at the Edge -
Tasmania (whence the photo above)
- A wiki with more Bloggers of Place, and more about them
Some of our Salon bloggers write more about their physical location
than others, especially those living outside the country as ex-pats.
What do you think -- is your blog a 'blog of place' or do you just
write about home when there's nothing more urgent to write about? Is
this a legitimate new genre of blog? I have occasionally posted about
my home on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Ontario, but not with any geographic thoroughness.
Should I write more about place?
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