January 15, 2003

Webcam in Words

I had a comment last week by a fellow (no URL) who was compiling a list of "regional weblogs". Fragments is very place-oriented, and somehow he found me for this reason. Several weeks before, Fragments was visited by Chris Corrigan from Bowen Island Journal. Chris has put Fragments in his "Blogs about Place" category, as he is very much interested in, as he calls it "geoblogging". Do go read what he has to say. Maybe it would be helpful to think of 'place blogs' as webcams that give an ongoing panorama of what it is like each day where you live. Write more about place, folks. Where you live is more a part of your identity than perhaps you realize. Sharing that 'webcam in words' may be more meaningful than the offering of political opinion for us who want to know who you are, what you are about.

Creating a more "Appalachian" centered weblog is one project I am considering for my current college class, so I will read Chris's comments with interest. While visiting the lovely island off of Vancouver's shores, don't miss Robert Brady's wonderful reflection on the wonder of fire excerpted from Pure Land Mountain blog from Japan.

And somehow, in all my ramblings this morning, I ended up on Planet P, where Paul Hughes echos my own disgust with dismal techoevil futures.
Read his optimistic and colorful words on the Rebirth of Psychedelic Futurism.

Posted by fred1st at January 15, 2003 07:10 AM | TrackBack

Hi Fred ~

you know about this (http://geourl.org/), right?

Posted by: Pascale Soleil at January 15, 2003 11:49 AM

"Appalachian" centered weblog- isn't that an oxymoron? =)

Posted by: Sarge at January 15, 2003 05:13 PM

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