I was reading Doug from Bogus Gold, one of my favorite "new" bloggers, is contributing to the excellent Dayton v. Kennedyt blog. Actually, BoGold and DvK are among a long list of local blogs that have started - or become apparent to me, anyway- in the past year.
I use SharpReader at home to do most of my blog reading these days; it's faster and easier than flipping through the blogroll on my site itself. And on my SharpReader, I have a long, long section labelled "MOB", short for "Minnesota Organization of Bloggers". They're a wildly eclectic bunch - from the eclectic Doug to the acerbic Nihilist to the astute Jay Reding to the astringent Chumley to the ass-focused Ryan (yes, dude, you probably are typecast...) to the only non-Mitch person that's ever written on "Shot...", Steve Gigl of Giggleblog...
...you get the point. I remember pretty distinctly how wierd it felt just a little over two years ago, when the Fraters and I realized, almost simultaneously, that each of us weren't the only bloggers in the Twin Cities, and Saint Paul told me about this other blog, Powerline, that was pretty good too. Today, they're busting out all over the place.
When Hugh Hewitt christened the Northern Alliance, around the time of the '02 elections, he named it because it seemed that we conservative bloggers were a beleaguered minority in the middle of stereotypically liberal Minnesota.
Here in the uber-stereotypically-liberal Twin Cities, we really are, of course. Which brings me to my question; why have the Twin Cities turned into such a center for right-of-center blogs?
Leave a comment; I'm curious.Posted by Mitch at February 8, 2005 06:20 AM | TrackBack