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Regional Discussion => Merrimack Valley => Manchester => Topic started by: frisco on March 25, 2008, 09:48 PM NHFT

Title: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: frisco on March 25, 2008, 09:48 PM NHFT
I'm trying to launch a city blog for Manchester.  This is not a big, ambitious project like MFP, but rather just a simple blog site about life in Manchester. 

The most successful examples of this kind of thing are gothamist.com and blogging.la.  I think it can work on a smaller scale, too.  A few diverse authors posting on a regular basis is all we need to become an overnight sensation, relatively speaking.  The only "rules" are that all posts be directly about, or happenings in, the city of Manchester.  Nothing to it.

So I set up a wordpress site (http://qcbee.net) and I'm looking for authors.  Any takers?
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 26, 2008, 06:48 AM NHFT
added to blog list here:

http://www.nhunderground.com/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Blogs
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: d_goddard on March 26, 2008, 09:02 AM NHFT
Have you considered writing a quick LTE or Op-Ed in the Union Leader asking for bloggers?

Also, take out a classified in the Hippo Press, blogger-types are more likely to read Hippo anyway
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Perilous on March 26, 2008, 09:56 AM NHFT
I'll be moving to Manchester in mid-April.  Blogging about it could be fun.  How do I sign up?
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on March 26, 2008, 12:14 PM NHFT
I'll be a manchvegas blogger...

Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: alohamonkey on March 26, 2008, 04:43 PM NHFT
I could contribute.  Let me know
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Beth221 on March 26, 2008, 06:04 PM NHFT
can I blog from my dogs perspective?  She seems to be enjoying Manchvages, and the dogs she has met on the street!
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: ReverendRyan on March 26, 2008, 07:47 PM NHFT
I can help.
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: frisco on March 26, 2008, 09:47 PM NHFT
Wow, thanks for the quick responses!  We have six people (and Beth's dog) already.  PMs are coming.

Denis, thanks for the suggestions - I'll probably see whether it grows organically for now though.

Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Beth221 on March 26, 2008, 11:03 PM NHFT
Daisy is very excited, she has a lot to say about this city, and its smells.  Her tail is wagging.
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: frisco on March 27, 2008, 09:00 PM NHFT
Any of the graphic artists here interested in contributing a custom header graphic?  Maybe a Bee with a crown or something alongside the text.  904x160.
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Pat K on March 27, 2008, 09:05 PM NHFT
(http://z.about.com/d/couponing/1/0/F/-/1/31204.jpg)
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Kat Kanning on March 27, 2008, 09:17 PM NHFT
Wow, you're a good artist, PatK  ;D  So lifelike...
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Porcupine Realtor on March 27, 2008, 10:06 PM NHFT
Good idea, Morey.
There is already www.nhinsider.com.  Will it be similar to that, but with less politics and more Manchester-centric?
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: frisco on April 12, 2008, 02:48 PM NHFT
Good idea, Morey.
There is already www.nhinsider.com.  Will it be similar to that, but with less politics and more Manchester-centric?

Kinda-sorta...  If nothing else, it will be more easily navigated.  And with no content, it's a piece of cake!

A general update: We're off to a modest start.  Hopefully the content will pick up in the near term.  A couple of us got stumped with tech support issues, and a couple others came down with stage fright or are just busy. 
Title: Re: Blogging ManchVegas
Post by: Rosie the Riveter on April 12, 2008, 09:23 PM NHFT
yup, busy...but I will continue to blog when I think of things to blog about  ;D