The ADORE-chester Project involves ten Dorchester bloggers who will show just how much they enjoy Dorchester on Sunday, Oct. 4, by simultaneously posting their own personal lists of what makes Dorchester special. Whalehead King, one of the organizers, says:
On Tinkering with Urban Mechanics, Sean Bender isn't afraid to visit the giant pear in Edward Everett Square or to recommend events that don't happen anywhere near Copley Square.
I'm emerging from the blogcave up in the mountain fastnesses next Wednesday, to participate in a panel discussion at the Vilna Shul: Are Blogs and Twitter Improving the Dissemination of Information and News?
Dan Kennedy moderates the discussion with Globe innovation columnist Scott Kirsner, Mass. High Tech Editor Doug Banks, HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah, and, well, me. Click the link for more details and to register.
You can now find Dan Kennedy at dankennedy.net.
Apparently, it came up at the recent Podcamp Boston. Georgy discusses and links to others' posts on the topic.
Newbury Line is all about new stuff on Newbury Street:
... The purpose of this blog is to keep the public updated with the latest news from The Newbury Line, its retailers, and Newbury Street in general. Despite the belief of The Boston Globe, the death of Newbury Street has been greatly exaggerated. Our retailers will use this blog to present offers only available to blog readers. ...
Don't worry, though, the blog is not afraid to take a stand: They are staunchly opposed to more nail salons on Newbury Street:
... To the owner's of 170 Newbury Street (Everyone say this together) WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? ...
Via Beantown Bloggery.
Eastie Jolt - a new online journal of writing and photography for and from East Boston.
Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.
I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of a 21-year-old Revere native now living in an apartment in Chestnut Hill, where I will be a senior this fall at Boston College.
Jim reports he's setting up a site for Eastie residents to post "fiction, poetry, photography, essays and/or feature stories."
... We want to reaffirm the city's position in progressive and innovative design and development. We seek to lead a SHIFT in: thinking, perception, attitude, definition, process, method, planning and organization in order to improve the urban environment. SHIFT is now a blog, but will be a BIG ideas competition for Boston in September 2009. The competition is intended for architects, artists, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and anyone else who would like to tackle the question: WHAT IF this could happen in Boston? We want radical ideas for new city elements such as: public art installation, landscape, architecture, urban intervention and transportation. ...
Who knew? Doug Bailey, formerly of the Globe, reads them enough to work himself into a lather in print today.
I agree with his basic point: The comments represent the basest form of humanity, from the sort of people who blame Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton (and now, of course, Barack Obama) every time somebody gets mugged in Roxbury.
But you know what, Doug? Your pals at Morrissey Boulevard and Herald Square share the blame.
The ink-stained wretches of Manhattan blasted mommy blogggers this week for taking free stuff from companies.
George Snell tells the Times to get off its damn high horse because reporters gets free stuff from companies, too:
... When I was a newspaper reporter it was a common practice for reviewers to receive goods for free. Anything from screenings of movies and plays to new albums and recently released books. I never saw one book reviewer read a novel and then mail it back to the publishing house. The book went on their book shelf. The music reviewer at the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester (MA) used to get so many music CDs that he used to hold mock yard sales to give extras away to fellow reporters.
So why is it a surprise that bloggers do the the same thing? And letâ€™s not even get into the paid junkets to destinations like Disney World that many journalists take every year. ...
Ed. recovering reporter note: He's right. Even back in my days on a smallish suburban daily newspaper, we'd get free stuff. Like the time the Navy flew me and some local teachers down to Annapolis. That was a fun trip - although I'm betting the reporter who got a free trip to Bermuda had an even better time.