11/02/2006

About Blogging...

As I blogger, I find it fascinating how people stumble upon this little blog over here in the Springs. Was comparing data with two local bloggers recently about traffic and search engine results. We agreed that traffic spikes late in the morning and again in the evening. Seems like people are just getting into work or are back at home and looking for something to do.

Today I noticed that someone stumbled upon fixBuffalo while searching "lunch buffalo" via google and ended up at McArthey's Pub. I've been there a few times and am beginning to explore the First Ward on a regular basis. About 20% of my traffic ends arrives through a google search.

We all agreed that blogging has flattened out information, made it accessible and easy to magnage. Aside from getting phone calls from local reporters, which never used to happen, still not sure about blogging's relationship to the main stream media. Wish Buffalo News writers had a blog behind their work like their colleagues do in Toronto - Toronto Star Blogs. My views are still rather agnostic. Wrote this back in February about blogging and linked to Financial Times writer Trevor Butterworth's work, right here. Excellent set of comments on the relationship between blogging, public opinion and media. Meanwhile we'll have to settle for Donn Esmonde's work via Youtube, priceless.

Wonder if they ever made it to McArthey's Pub. Make sure to visit Mazurek's when you're in the neighborhood. I visit a couple times/week. Great spot.
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2 comments:

time warp said...

NY Times and Albany Times Union blog too....

arrrggggh said...

syracuse and rochester papers do too. wow.