Señalización de lugar de votación en California. 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 is election day. Here are some blogs and Twitter accounts you can keep an eye on t if you are looking to follow election day and results. If you are looking for your polling place or voter guides for Pittsburgh & Allegheny County click here.
City of Pittsburgh
State of Pennsylvania
What are your go-to sources for Election Day information? Are there other blogs that should be on this list?
If you are outside of Pittsburgh – what are the best sources for election day information in your city and state?
I’ve been building a list of posts that I want to write for the month of November, I was thinking about the different ways that blogs can be local. Sometimes a picture says it all.
Today I joined the Urban Hike group to take a hike through the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Fineview. Each month from April through November, the volunteers who organize Urban Hike plan a walk though a different neighborhood or borough around the Pittsburgh area. Today was a perfect day for a hike and this one started with what seemed like a never ending set of steps. But, the climb was worth the view.
This neighborhood was originally called Nunnery Hill but was eventually renamed Fineview because is offers some of the most expansive views of the city.
You can learn more about Urban Hike and see photos from past hikes at urbanhike.com.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Weaver
Is there a photo that you think best represents your neighborhood or city? Please share a link in the comments.
If you are writing a blog post that has lots of references to twitter handles – it can take awhile to go and link each of the twitter names to their twitter accounts. Let the WordPress plugin Link Twitter Users add the links for you.
For every @TwitterName in your blog post, the Link Twitter Users plugin adds a link. It is simple to install and there are no additional settings. You can see an example of the plugin in action on this post.
BlogLocal participated in the first StartUp Weekend Pittsburgh in the spring of 2012 and had a great response.
StartUp Weekend Pittsburgh Fall 2013 is happening this weekend! Over a 100 people have gathered and split up into 13 different teams that are working to build a company in just 2 days.
Check out the business ideas that have been created in just one weekend:
Thinkero.us (another Pittsburgh-based startup) is hosting a crowd favorite campaign. Take a moment to visit the Thinkero.us page and vote for your favorite here.
1968–1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We’ve got baseball on the brain here in Pittsburgh. Which is a good thing because our beloved football team has not had a good start to the season. The temperatures for the past weeks have stayed unseasonably warm and the baseball season has continued. The Pittsburgh Pirates, who haven’t made it to the playoffs since 1992 are tied with the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship series.
So for anyone looking to read up on the Pirates baseball team here are three blogs that are dedicated to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Please take a moment to vote for your favorites.
If your looking for more blogs about baseball in general – check out this post that my friend Tim, a die hard Pirates fan, wrote for IheartPGH earlier this year.
Are there other Pirates blogs that should be included in this list? Let us know by leaving a link in the comments below.
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One of the magazines that I read most is Outside Magazine. I do most magazine reading at the gym and I judge the magazines by which ones have articles that I become so engrossed in that I forget that I’ve been riding the stationary bike. The recent features in Outside Magazine have kept me peddling.
I saw a link to this post on the Outside Magazine Facebook page earlier today about Mt. Whitney and the government shutdown. The post links the the Whitney Portal Store which is located next to the Mt. Whitney trail head. While the Whitney Portal Store website isn’t anything fancy it does feature a spectacular webcam with a live view of Mt. Whitney. It is worth a click over to whitneyportalstore.com (but during daylight hours) to see the live views.
You can read all about the webcam and view archived photos from the past 5 years. Here is a photo from Friday:
Even if you aren’t in California, you can still shop from the Whitney Portal Store, check out their online shop here.
If you are looking to read more about Mt. Whitney check out the blog Mt. Whitney Quest. The author, Jerry DeCapua is an avid hiker and has lectured on Mt. Whitney for the REI Outdoor School (he is also a voice talent – check out his IMDB page here).
This morning I attended PodCamp Pittsburgh which was held at Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh. This was the 8th annual Podcamp Pittsburgh and I’ve been lucky enough to attend almost every year.
I attended the first Podcamp Pittsburgh right around the time that I started blogging about Pittsburgh. And this was back in the days before Twitter and Facebook pages. It wasn’t as easy to meet and connect with other bloggers. Podcamp was one of the first times I was able to see the power of how blogging can build relationships.
I wanted to provide a listing of the bloggers and their Twitter handles of who attended Podcamp Pittsburgh today (and I will work to get all of these added to the BlogLocal directory ASAP). Please let me know if I missed anyone by leaving a note with a link to the blog in the comments.