May 27, 2003

Keep your umbrellas handy.

We're brainstorming.

If you're following along here, you know that there is movement afoot to create a site whose content will be different from any you've visited before. Posts and topics in this yet-to-be-formed portal will be 'about place'. Here are some of the "posts about place" categories that have been included in our list as we think more about the kinds of subject matter that might fit into this genre, this community. Thanks to the capable proprietess of Cassandra Pages for getting this list started. We're open to further suggestions.

  • Rural

  • City

  • International/Expatriates

  • Writing Between Cultures

  • "Place" and Technology

  • Place and Spirit

  • Theology of Place

  • Nature

  • Ecology

  • Place and the Future

  • Gardening

  • Architecture and Landscape Design

  • Travelogue

  • Urban Culture

Posted by fred1st at May 27, 2003 08:43 AM | TrackBack

May I make a suggestion? Build it very loosely and then parse out the natural categories.

If you create too many levels it becomes too rigid and about the index not the writing. Do you know what I mean? It's very easy to over-think/structure them.

Here's a fav "place" site that just gets better and better:

San Francisco Stories

The City Stories Project mothership is here.

Posted by: feste at May 27, 2003 02:15 PM

Fred, I like the idea. Let's face it, it's easier to browse one blog for something like this rather than dozens. If nothing else, the blog could certainly be a pointer to posts on other blogs covering the topics listed.

Either way, I think it's good.

Posted by: DCE at May 28, 2003 07:49 AM

Does this have anything to do with you trying to make your first mill? :P

It's a wonderful idea and I can't wait to watch it grow.

Ok..I'm laughing at myself now as I was half-way through deleting this post when I caught myself. Ok....sending away.

Posted by: Lisa at May 31, 2003 08:53 AM

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