March 07, 2002
The geography of blogging

It occurred to me recently that the author of almost every blog I read is on one of the coasts or in Texas. (I'm only speaking of US-based authors, so for this purpose Damian and Mike don't count.) Here's a quick rundown:

  • 10 in Texas, of which all but Karin are in Houston.

  • 17 on the East Coast - 4 in Boston (counting Oliver Willis, who is moving to Boston on 3/16), 2 in DC (counting Will Vehrs and Tony Adragna as one blog; Josh Marshall is the other), 2 in Jersey, one each in Delaware, Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina, and five in New York City.

  • 12 on the West Coast - 8 in LA, 2 in Portland, one each in Modesto and San Diego.

I can't tell what Sgt. Stryker's location is. It's no doubt secure and probably undisclosed. Hey, Sarge, if you see Dick Cheney tell him he still owes me that ten-spot. The two known exceptions are Mac Thomason in Alambama and Gary Farber in Colorado.

Which all makes me wonder, where are the Midwestern bloggers? Are there no bloggers out there from Chicago? St. Louis? Detroit? Cleveland? What about the Mountain time zone - where are Phoenix and Albuquerque and Las Vegas and Salt Lake City?

I don't know if any of this means anything. I just thought it was interesting. If I'm missing any good blogs from these underrepresented parts of the country, feel free to let me know.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 07, 2002 to Blog stuff