Tuesday, August 31, 2010

calling Oakland blogs

One feature here on Our Oakland is a blog roll of Oakland blogs (over on the left, below the list of maps), ranging from the journalism school-based Oakland North, to 38th Notes with news on local music, to Marleen Lee's Defending Measure Y, to various Oakland home-improvement blogs, and of course well-known blogs like VSmoothe's A Better Oakland. I found them linked from other Oakland blogs; on Twitter; searching Blogger's rolls (skipping a lot of one-post blogs); and, of course, by luck. Regardless of how I found them, the end result is a rolling update of what people in Oakland are blogging about.

By default, the list shows the 10 most recently updated, but you can view them all by clicking on Show All at the bottom of the list. If you do that, you'll see 95 blogs, some of that have fallen by the wayside, not updated in months or years. I know I haven't found all the active and semi-active Oakland blogs by any stretch, but I'd like to keep expanding the list. What Oakland blogs do you follow?

5 comments:

crazy57bus said...

You've nailed all the ones I look at. Thanks for posting about your left nav Oakland blog roll. I hadn't noticed it and I love to read Oakland blogs. I would rather do that than watch T.V. V Smoothe is great, isn't she?

I like this one too. I think it is Montclair/Oakland.

crazy57bus said...

Okay, I'm crazy. I did a ctrl + F and see it now. I have to hit the "show all."

"Been working the intraweb long, Little Lady?" he asked.

"Long 'nuf, but not long 'nuf to know how to use it," Crazy57bus said, looking at her feet.

Gene said...

Yep, Today in Montclair 94611 is a good one. Not too long ago Debby Richman who created it took a job in Utah, so it's now being run by Alex Gronke and the other folks at The OakBook.

In any event, if you come across any ones I haven't seen, let me know!

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Ryan said...

Only in Oakland is my current favorite, so I'm glad to see it on the list. Nice job!