I was born at a very young age.
Isn't NOT building rail capitulating to the terrorists and giving them exactly what they want: terrorized citizens?
Obviously a different kind of project, but couldn't GA point to the Beltline as at least a tiny indicator of interest in rail as a means of potentially winning some of those funds?
I think it would have been great to have some kind of sidebar or "inforgraphic" (to steal from The Onion) pointing out other jumping-off points for exploring the local blogosphere. Even a small mention of Technorati or IceRocket or some other blog search engine would have been good.
Again, me playing CL Editor, but more information about finding your niche as a reader of local blogs would've been great. I think it really might have united the opinion portion and the profile portion of the piece nicely.
The call for responses is good, but it assumes a lot of people will comment and blog (which they have) but leaves out those just discovering blogs for the first time.
My two cents.
To Robert Kimberly's always-engaging Neon Poisoning - http://neonpoisoning.blogspot.com/
He's a good photographer, a lover of life (and new experiences) and an excellent blogger, especially if you like kitsch and rollergirls.
Is anyone else wishing the name of the commenter linked back to his/her blog? I think we're missing out on discovering some interesting discussions and personalities b/c of technology.
Just a thought.
The blog of one Ben Prisk - http://prisk.typepad.com/
Ben is a former co-worker and neighbor who posts his thoughts, sketches and paintings for all to see.
At his day job he does background artwork for several [adult swim] shows and various TV projects.
Just trying to add something constructive.
I'm sure this article will be one of the most blogged URLs in the coming week amongst local bloggers. Whether that's a good/bad thing or the intended result remains to be seen. I think you'll get more than your fair share of bitchy, for sure.
For my part, I think there's no way that any article could be exhaustive but this line:
"At its best, self-expressive blogging connects friends and family members who are either too busy, or too distant, to see each other as often as they'd like. Personal blogging brings strangers together in unexpected ways."
could have been augmented with links or mentions of some of the wonderful organizations/groups fueling these blogs.
APWBWGTTD/atlbloggers.net and the GA Podcast Network spring to mind, but you've also got Flickr strolls and a ton of other social/community crossovers that are worth even a passing reference.
And community/commentary (specifically commenters) are what make the five sites picked tick.
Anyhow, I think this article works better as a blog post. It's got a high snark-to-information ratio and people are blogging/commenting.
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