Three new blogs for 2010
When I started this blog two years ago, the first question I asked was where are all the Sheffield blogs?
Since then, a trickle of Sheffield-themed blogs have appeared including the two restaurant review ones at the end of last year. 2010 has now brought us three new Sheffield blogs.
Run as a full time concern by seasoned journalist Russell Cavanagh, North west Sheffield news online (on Twitter too) is an excellent example of hyperlocal blogging. Its area extends from the northern edge of the city and west of the A61 (Halifax/Penistone road and beyond) so if you live on this patch then make sure you log on.
You’ll soon see how its independence, tight geographic focus and effective use of digital platforms means it can cover community issues in a way that a traditional, city-wide newspaper like the Star struggles to do.
Love Sheffield launched at the end of January and will be ‘scouring the city with a homegrown steel (city) scouring pad’. So far it has covered the comedian photograpahy exhibition at the Graves, City of sanctuary and a post about the slightly chilling story of Sheffielder Horatio Bright.
Finally, Seven hills blog documents ‘random thoughts, hidden gems and why the city is so great’. Sheffield favourites the Rude shipyard and Record collector have already been blogged, as well as the ongoing Sheffield verses Leeds rivalry.
If there are any others out there then why not make yourselves known? And if you’re thinking about setting up a Sheffield-themed blog then do it. The tools are out there for free – all you need is a bit of enthusiasm to get going.