In case anyone’s wondering about the fact that it’s been THREE DAYS since Griff, Ross or I posted anything, it’s because both Griff and I have been/are out of town. Thank you to Ross, who’s been carrying the post load by himself for the past week or so, and thanks also to all you active commentors who are keeping the site alive in the meantime!
I have at least one post in the works, and I suspect Griff does too, so there’ll be some new fodder up here soon.
PLEASE HURRY! We are suffering from withdrawals. 😎
Have you, by any chance, encountered this phenomenon on Locally Grown?
Rob – I KNEW it.
I had long suspected this, and it’s good to have some scientific validation.
Gee Tracy, couldn’t you have at least included an amusing illustration with your post? In my never humble opinion, it greatly adds to the entertainment value.
Hello Northfield! I am the online organizer for Everyday Democracy, a national nonprofit that helps communities create positive change. Part of my job involves coaching local communities to use blogs, and I am looking for examples of great community blogs to spotlight on our wiki.
I’ve known about Locally Grown for some time, and it’s clearly one of the best. But I’m looking for other examples, either community blogs for small- to mid-size cities or neighborhood blogs in larger cities.
Have you come across others like Locally Grown in your blogosphere travels?
Hi Julie, thanks for your kind comments. I just noticed that your comment, originally submitted on 4/29, ended up in the spam bucket. My apologies.
Lots of community blog sites similar to LG were profiled at last week’s JTM conf. in Mpls.
Were you there?
Griff, thanks for saving my question. I didn’t make the citizen journalism conference in MN, but I am leaving today for our Everyday Democracy conference in Denver, where this will be a topic, too. I’ll check out the link above.
Hello Julie Fanselow,
I read on the website of locallygrownnorthfield that in 2008 you were the online organizer for Everyday Democracy. The post is a bit outdated now, and I’m wondering, are you still the online organizer? I am teaching a class at Carleton in Winter term on grassroots politics, and I’d like the students to meet someone from Everyday Democracy, and perhaps we can do some exercises in study circles on a topic like immigration, or other subject. Please let me know.
I think Everyday Democracy has expired but you can contact Julie via her website:
She wrote an article for National Civic Review that included a feature on Locally Grown and RepJ:
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