Sunday, January 14, 2007

Regional Blogs

For the past couple weeks, it seems every time I check in with Buffalo Pundit, he has a new Buffalo-area blog added to the blogroll. It got me thinking about the local blogs around the Western Southern Tier (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties) and I realized that either I'm totally in the dark about what's out there or people aren't as into blogging down here.

Take a look to the right at my list of Buffalo-Niagara region blogs and you can easily see the list is huge. I'm wondering if the effed-up state of Erie County and the city of Buffalo has anything to do with that. I would hope that it's not just that our web-addicted population is apathetic to local current events, because I wouldn't say everything is totally peachy-keen down here. For the record, there are some very good things happening to the north of our county but until the control boards are gone, I don't think anyone will say it's just fine and dandy in Western New York.

I've avoided getting too deep into local politics/issues on this blog over the nearly six years I've been writing it only because of where I've worked. Technically, I still have to be very careful lest it seems like I'm speaking in opposition to something that my workplace supports. That's how bloggers get fired, you know.

I will ask, invite, and cajole anyone who reads this to pass on any local blogs you know of that I don't already have linked.


Jen(nifer) said...


I know I personally worked very, very hard (and have been blogging now for 5 years) and about 3 years ago decided to find Buffalo blogs and bring them together, before Pundit and before Buffalo Rising! And after finding just a few you find a few more and few more and convince people you know to blog (which is what WNY MEDIA has been doing lately) I know I have turned on 4 co-workers of mine to blogging. One for WNYMEDIA (soon, very soon!) I think it is once you get together offline you start to realize how many people are really out there and reading. And in the beginning, searching was darn slow. Technorati searches, google searches, link from blog to blog.

I would LOVE to see a comprehensive list of Chaut Co bloggers too! YOu are right, there has to be more out there!!!!

Jen(nifer) said...

Nope. None. I can't find anything. YOU MIGHT HAVE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIST out there and you have been doing this longer than me.

Hello Chaut Co? WHERE ARE YOU?

TMT said...

Funny thing is, I've been toying with the idea of closing down my blog. I'm just not into it at the moment. My job limits what I can say, cutting into my ability to bring up events that are really important to me, and the sole discussion that springs from it is my mom asking if my psycho commentator has started stalking me yet.

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