Assembling a list of local bloggers, spending several hours in the process
To see what Victoria bloggers are writing now, click here (old site). Then come on back for the why and how.
I wanted a complete list of bloggers in my city (Victoria BC). Not only that, I wanted a real-time display of what everybody in this town was writing. I found a great service called Blogdigger Groups that lets me combine several blogs into a single webpage. All I had to do now was to find all the bloggers in my city.
It took me several hours just to scratch the surface.
Some of the sources I used to find local blogs were: GeoURL, Blogger, and a good ol' fashioned Google search. And of course you have to check out the people on the blogrolls in case they live here too. Sigh. And I stopped short of adding Xanga blogs (456 Victoria blogs to plow through -- many by people in their early teens).
Anyway, the final result is here: a webpage combining the feeds of 109 Victoria bloggers. Also available as a feed, or if you want to import all 109 (!) blogs into your aggregator, an OPML file. Anyone is free to add or remove blogs using the Edit link.
I'm looking forward to connecting with the bloggers in my town!