Sunday, April 24, 2005

Victoria Bloggers

Last week I went to a Meetup of bloggers from Victoria. Some of the people I had met at last month's meeting. The meeting was interesting and we learned that Meetup wants to charge a monthly fee for its services. The fee is too much for a small group like ours so we are looking into alternatives.

One topic that arose that night was about the numbers of bloggers in Victoria. Jon Aquino has written an interesting post about finding local bloggers. He has combined “several blogs into a single webpage.” The display is realtime.

Not everyone is represented but the list can be added to. I imagine my Diaryland readers could add quite a few blogs.

Reading blogs in Victoria helps me gain different perspectives of my city. Now I have sooo many to choose from. :)

9 comments:

Jonathan said...

Hi Leon! I'm pretty excited about seeing the writings of all Victoria bloggers at my fingertips! To answer your question about your post not showing up right away: I believe Blogdigger has a lag time of 1-2 hours. Also I googled around and it looks like Diaryland doesn't have RSS feeds :-(

Joel said...

That's wonderful you can meet so many folks. Did you get any phone #s? ;-)

Jonathan said...

Also Leon I've added the Victoriabc Flickr feed, so your photos will show up in there (soon! We'll need to give it an hour or two to kick in).

Keith said...

The whole group thing sounds fun and interesting. I'm glad your taking part in it Leon.

Jonathan said...

Hooray - your blog finally showed up on the Victoria BC Blogdigger page!!! I guess the turnaround time is 16 hours!!

Leon said...

Jonathan - I will add a note to your post. I changed my feed to 'short' and it went through.

Joel - naw, just emails. We iz moderne. :)

Keith - thanks. It adds a human dimension to the blogging and gets one out of the house. It is an interesting step for me.

LJ said...

I had no idea that there was a "Victoria Bloggers" group of any kind. I sure would LOVE more info, if you've got any.

Leon said...

LJ - I will send you a note.

Jonathan said...

Leon - I've moved the Victoria BC Bloggers from Blogdigger to SuperBlog. The new service has more frequent updates (hourly) - plus your Flickr photos are showing up! The new URL is http://www.superblog.org/planet/VictoriaBCBloggers/