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Heh, That's Me

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2005, at 10:02PM

It's kind of random to be doing the same news search you do multiple times every day and see your own name pop up. Yet there I am, in an article on local blogging that runs in tomorrow's LA Times Calendar section.

On the same morning, downtown blogger Eric Richardson wrote that he and "Kathy," who "just got her bike Tuesday," planned to join a new monthly community ride the next day, while Robert Dean blogged from near Griffith Park that he and a buddy planned to see a couple of bands at Spaceland that night. And from Mount Washington, blogger Heather Schlegel waxed poetic about herself and her city.

The piece gets into a discussion of how locally oriented blogs could potentially shape perception of a place such as Los Angeles. I think that's neither here nor there, and I don't think it's important. Much more important to me is how local blogging allows people to view their own place through different eyes. That's the cool part; reading what others write about where you are.


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