Category Archives: Interesting Ideas

Make a Map of the States You Have Visited

There is something about “local” that makes me think of maps.  And we’ve been sharing lots of map related things over on our Pinterest account. My friend Malcolm shared a great photo on Facebook today of a map of the … Continue reading

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Blogging Peer Pressure & NaBloPoMo

Here in Pittsburgh there is an active Facebook group of Pittsburgh bloggers.  This Facebook group is a great place to share posts and ask blogging questions.  We have over 200 bloggers as group members with a variety of writing backgrounds. … Continue reading

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Simplify Your Business’ Shared Twitter Account with GroupTweet

There is a great new tool that can help members of small businesses all manage and contribute to one business account. It’s grouptweet.com and it does exactly that, allowing for “multiple contributors, one twitter account.” Using it is very simple. … Continue reading

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Rustbelt Almanac Kickstarter

I’ve been emailing with Noah Purdy who is one of the folks behind Rustbelt Almanac.  Rustbelt Almanac is a new quarterly print magazine about whats is happening in the rustbelt cities now. One of the reasons that BlogLocal exists is … Continue reading

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With Love From Loveland, Ohio

We have discovered lots of great local projects on Kickstarter.  And this one caught out eye – especially since we didn’t get a chance to send Christmas cards last month.  So we’re looking forward to sending (and hopefully recieving) some … Continue reading

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12-12-12 Special $12 for a Year of The Local

Back in July we posted about the Kickstarter campaign for a new magazine – Local – about our favorite topic – all things local. They have just posted on their Facebook page and blog a special deal for this special … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Support BlogLocal in the Knight News Challenge

BlogLocal has entered the Knight News Challenge and needs your help! The Knight News Challenge is an international contest that supports projects around news and media run by the Knight Foundation. Please check out the BlogLocal entry to the Knight … Continue reading

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Kickstart An Underground Park in NYC

Earlier this week I attended a lunch and learn session where  Jason McLennan, who is an influential voice in the green building movement, gave a presentation about the Living Building Challenge.  Much of his talk was about how communities can … Continue reading

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