So Buck Woolley, a well-known figure to skee-ball buffs, wanted to know: “What’s up with the, you know, Seattle blogger community?”
The query meant “Who should I start reading and why?” as well as “So are Seattle blog parties as big the bomp-bommity as the fabzizzah BABBzilla of NYC fame?”
Being either a housebound misanthrope or to busy to hit the swingin’ Meetup parties (there’s a gathering tomorrow night at Bauhaus in my freakin’ neighborhood, fer the luvva pete) has meant I can’t truly grant a verdict on implied question number 2.
But question number one, well, I referred to Jimfl, Danelope, Dan S, and Eric Sooros as well as Zannah, Jerry Kindall and MeFi. It seems to me through a good years informal observation that these people are among the longest running of the locals – and that there is some powerful, but mysterious to me, connecting thread running through them to MeFi.
It’s never too early to write History, friends. Get cracking! Why, pray tell, does MeFi feature such a strong rainy city presence? Is it just that it was launched when there were many underemployed web-geeks surfin’ on unemployment? Or is there some further thread?
I of course mentioned other sites as well… but alas, I am on a machine that does not contain the email and laziness is preventing me from even linking in a “link” category post, crazy as it seems (it’s some kind of pomo dealie). I believe I mentioned the yeti, Daymented, Anita Rowland and le petit chou; I’m sure there were others as well.
(UPDATE: I added the links, under Frankenstein’s incessant, pounding critique.)