City-wide blogs are a great source for local news, events and happenings. But sometimes you want those posts to be really local, as in from just down the street. That’s when hyperlocal blogs really shine. Whether you want to know more about the overturned bus you walked by on your way home from work, or to find out info on a local tweetup, these blogs offer the kind of insight that only a long-time resident would have.
Earlier this week in a post, Local Bloggers: We Want You, the Londonist, Europe’s only entrant in the Istaverse, began compiling a list of these hyperlocal blogs around the capital. To make it easy to find the blog nearest you, I threw the resulting list into batchgeo to quickly generate a map.
There’s probably loads more. If you know of any I’m missing, leave a comment and I’ll add it in.
EDIT: Although batchgeo.com is easy to use, it doesn’t really allow you to share, embed and control your map in a convenient way. I’ll add the data into a real Google Map, like this one, when I have some time later in the week.