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.