"Columbus?" is the headline of a blog post from a Pittsburgh blogger.
What does Columbus Ohio have in common with New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Paris, Seattle, San Diego, Austin Texas, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Dallas, Singapore, St. Louis, Jakarta, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Montreal, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai.
"Blog Belt status" according to the story he quotes in Business Week.
Reaction by Pittsburgh blogger Mike Madison of Pittsblog:
The lists are the usual large metro areas and wired and wireless meccas. And Columbus, Ohio, which comes in at number 30."
Business Week's Graphic of the Blog Belt is described:
As Net connections spread, Web 2.0 services are expanding. On a recent day, these were the top 30 cities for blog postings and comments, divided into three tiers by levels of activity.
The full Business Week article - Children of the Web
The Business Week article is very long. I have not fully digested it yet. It was one day. Maybe Columbus was particularly bloggy on that day.
I am sure many in Cleveland, Cinci, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown as well as Indianapolis, Detroit and others are saying "Columbus?" World class blogging from Columbus?
Columbus blogs include:
Around the Oval
Bitchin’ in the Kitchen with Rosie
Boys Wear Pants Men Wear Trousers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Movie Guy
Columbus Retro Metro
Dead Body Guy
Everyday is Like Wednesday
Googlified (no more?)
It’s a Paul World
Men of the Scarlet and Gray
and one of the oldest local sites... ColumbusUnderground Walker Evans left a comment on one of my posts about Columbus blogs.... Columbus has lots of food and football blogs and absen from this list are political blogs and at least a half dozen real estate blogs... including ColumbusBestBlog.com.
Photo of the Columbus Ohio Skyline Photo above is from Wikipedia. "Skyline of Columbus, Ohio Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2006-01-23 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible:I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law." Thanks Derek. This is the view from Northbank Park?
The majorty of this post was originally posted on ActiveRain on June 27. 2007.
photo credit Columbus Ohio Skyline Photo above is from Wikipedia. "Skyline of Columbus, Ohio Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2006-01-23, Wikipedia says I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible:I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law." Thanks Derek!