Just wanted to note the excellence of these relatively new San Francisco-area local blogs. AFAIK, they weren’t around a couple of years ago, yet they’ve all matured into awesome sites* already.
From West to East:
The Richmond District Blog
Haighteration (Lower Haight)
Tenderblog (The Tenderloin)
The Tens (The Tenderloin)
From Tenderblog, with news from this AM:
Most of the people behind these websites have full-time jobs and/or school schedules, right? (And, AFAIK, they’re far more click-ish, than clique-ish so that’s A Good Thing.)
So, what’s stopping YOU from doing the same in YOUR AREA?
Why is there no “Sunset District Blog” that’s of the caliber of the Richmond District Blog? Where’s a BayView / Hunters Point Blog? Where’s my Marina / Cow Hollow Blog with frequent postings?* (Of course the Mission has Mission Mission, the doyenne of area local blogs, but there’s still lots of unscrutinized territory out there.)
It’s not too late to get going – less than $1 a month for your URL and $3.88 a month for unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage on a server that’s RAIDed-up six ways to Sunday. Or get started at WordPress.com for just nothing per month. Or even the Tumblr (“the easiest way to blog’) – it’s free as well, right?
You have been informed – it’s still totally wide open.
*I’m sure I’m missing some good efforts from people. Tell me, send me a URL and I’ll take a look at your joint.