L.A. Times: It’s A Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog World

With an awesome lead photo of Blogging.la’s own Heathervescent backdropped by the downtown skyline along wth a fair share of ink devoted to her personal blog, the L.A. Times’ Scott Martelle takes a run around some of the the local bloghoods in today’s Calendar section and finds the glorious normalness of it all:

This is the daily face Los Angeles bloggers present to the world, and it is decidedly different from the image forged by decades of television, movie, newspaper, magazine and literary portrayals of the SoCal lifestyle. In this new etherworld, Hollywood, flowering bougainvillea and beaches are augmented by internal landscapes, closely observed neighborhoods, musings on politics or relationships and behind-the-scenes looks at myriad elements of local life.

Martelle spotlights a variety of area-based online endeavors large and small, from Gawker and Patterico to El Sereno’s Encie — even my wife Susan’s Cinnamon Thoughts, which debuted but a couple months ago. Blogging.la itself only gets mentioned in the rather insubstantial sidebar/blogroll, kind of a shame since the headline of the piece was… “Blogging L.A”.

Let the “What, no Tony Pierce!?” “What, no LAist!?” What, no 8763 Wonderland Avenue!?” harumphing and pfffft-ing begin.

9 thoughts on “L.A. Times: It’s A Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog World”

  1. Any article that discusses the blogging scene is bound to omit several notable ones. It’s unfortunately just the nature of the beast. At any rate, congrats to Heathervescent. :)

  2. It’s all so random. I may be new but I’m here, and in excellent company, expanding the blogosphere. I’ll second Heather’s hoorah “Woo-hoo bloggers!”

  3. Well, I must say that the blow has been softened this afternoon by the nomination of 8763 Wonderland for Best L.A. Blog by the Gawker Media 2005 Urban Blog Awards.

  4. Funny how Rodger keeps forgetting to mention that it’s a contest that allows anyone to nominate themselves. It’s pretty smark move on the Gridskipper/Gawker side actually, as it gives an unlimited number a people reasons to post “hey, go vote for me!” links on their sites sending a ton of traffic over to the contest.

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