In a comment on "and a good time was had by all"about BlogTour USA's stop in St. Paul Minnesota Teresa Boardman wrote:
"Our group from here in MN are among the most talented in the country. I have decided that Minnesota is the epicenter of blogging. As a group we have been at longer than most and have some of the top blogs in the country. We just do things differently here in MN. We are after all known as the brain state. :) "
Brian Brady had long ago declared Arizona the epicenter of real estate blogging. Or was it Phoenix in particular? Well we know Brian has his opinions.
Ohio used to be "the heart of it all." That was a tourism slogan in the 80's or 90's?
Minnesota may be the brain state but I believe Ohio is the heart of blogging...
Yes the Twin Cities and Columbus are on the list on of World Blogging Centers but outside of the Twin Cities in MN how many bloggers do you find? Are there other cities in MN? In Ohio but not on the list of world blogging centers but certainly full of bloggers of every ilk... Cleveland and Cincinnati... not to mention the Dayton area (home to such fine bloggers as Teri Lussier), Akron, Canton, Youngstown and Toledo...
I met some new Central Ohio bloggers thanks to BlogTour USA stopping in Columbus (actually the stop was in in Worthington a suburb of Columbus, part of the Greater Columbus area or Metro Columbus) last Friday. The new bloggers I met are not new bloggers, just new to me. I collect Columbus bloggers for my blogrolls on Columbus Best Blog and Discover Columbus and to read...
The world's blog belt according to an article on Business Week. We're there right along with Moscow, Minneapolis and Mumbai.... World blogging centers:
"New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Paris, Seattle, San Diego, Austin Texas, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Dallas, Singapore, St. Louis, Jakarta, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Montreal, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai."
Does Minneapolis on the blog belt list mean Minneapolis and St. Paul?
I'll match our Ohio boondocks bloggers with any other states boondocks bloggers any day of the week.... no they may not have an ax or wear flannel shirts 11 months out of the year but Ohio's rural and small town bloggers are a force to be reckoned with. I mean 'boondocks" in the nicest way.... of course, nothing derogatory about Ohio's boondocls or Minnesota's boondocks.... or boondocks in general.
Brain, heart...gosh I just had a Wizard of Oz flashback... maybe the BlogTour USA guys can tell us what state is the cowardly lion of blogging? ...And if the brain and the heart are in the midwest.... actually in the Great Lakes states... what is going on in the rest of the USA.
"There's no place like home...."
Looking for Ohio bloggers....give a holler if you are a blogger in Ohio. Not just real estate blogs, Ohio technology blogs, Ohio food blogs, Ohio music blog*, Ohio business blogs, personal blogs of Ohioans... no splogs, no spamming but I always want to know about more Ohio blogs.
*If I am not mistaken the heart of rock and roll is still Cleveland.... I belive that is what Huey Lewis and the News said....so I would imagine there have got to be some great music blogs from Cleveland.
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