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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

New Blog – The Good, The Bad, The Spin

Posted Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 10:01 AM

There’s another new local blog I came across, The Good, The Bad, The Spin by Bob Conrad. It doesn’t cover local topics; he talks about the state of public relations in the internet age. Bob is also responsible for the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ blog, which I mentioned here a few weeks ago.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

RENOvation

Posted Friday, May 25, 2007 at 12:33 PM

There’s another new blog on the scene, RENOvation at renogrowth.blogspot.com. In this day where so many of the Reno blogs seem to be focused on downtown, RENOvation is turning his cameras outward and exploring the growth and construction going on in the rest of the Truckee Meadows. New hotels, new restaurants, new housing developments and coffee shops. There’s also a companion photo gallery, although it’s not at Flickr, it’s at Photobucket.

I first heard about this site two weeks ago at Downtown Makeover, and it’s really taken off. I’m looking forward to following it, especially now that I never make it into Reno anymore.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

New Local Blog – Tech Tasha

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 6:34 PM

I came across another local blog, that of Tasha Costa at techtasha.wordpress.com. Tasha writes an occasional column in the Nevada Appeal on technology issues, and her blog is mostly a place for her to link to the articles when they go up. But she’s only the second Nevada Appeal employee I know of with a real blog (after Kirk Caraway), so props to her. May there be many more.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Placeblogger Launches

Posted Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 11:45 AM

Placeblogger has finally launched. A few months late, but I know what that can be like. It’s a directory of sites like this one, that cover a certain town or community. And Around Carson is actually listed on there, although it’s not part of the list of top ten placeblogs. I can’t understand why, especially considering that their list of recent entries includes all the Viagra spam that’s been making it to the homepage the last couple of days. And the fact that I pretty much took the last two weeks off for the holidays, even though I really didn’t plan for it to happen that way.

In all they have 8 placeblogs listed for Nevada, including Reno and its Discontents, Nevada Politics, an aggregator run by the Nevada Appeal, and Nevada Blogs, an aggregator run by Dane Carlson.

Lisa Williams’ description of what placeblogging is really makes me want to get motivated and make Around Carson better:

Placeblogs, however, are about something broader than news alone. They’re about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn’t news but creates the texture of our daily lives: our commute, where we eat, conversations with our neighbors, the irritations and delights of living in a particular place among particular people. However, when news happens in a community, placeblogs often cover those events in unique and nontraditional ways, and provide a community watercooler to discuss those events.

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