Next up for our Blogiology class is Richmond, VA.
So, what’s been going on in Richmond this week? A slew of DUI cases, a crime wave, degree granting and revoking, open forum for redevelopment project, and the upcoming holiday “Grand Illumination.” Want more local Richmond knowledge? Read on.
Bloggiest Richmond Neighborhoods:
Top Richmond Blogs:
- North Richmond News/ River District News/ Church Hill People’s News/ Carver and Jackson Ward News/ Hills and Heights: its a 5-way tie! This network of neighborhood sites, which grew from a template originally designed by local blogger John Murden, provide a platform for community news with truly local, frequently updated stories.
- Fan District Hub – more like an online ‘zine, this blog offers long-form articles and provides a detailed calendar of upcoming Richmond events under the uber appropriate moniker of “Hyperlocal.”
- Buttermilk & Molasses - an active member of Richmond’s political and blogger scene, John Sarvay has most recently been vocal about Richmond’s Downtown Master Plan on this popular blog.
- River City Rapids – the posts are few and far between, but this blog deserves major kudos for being one of the few covering the arts scene in Richmond.
- The Richmond Democrat – a roundup of Richmond’s Democratic politicians and politics.
Up and Coming Blogs in Richmond (in no particular order)
- 10S Boulevard – This zany blog covers the beat of its moniker, 10 South Boulevard. Returning readers get a glimpse into the world of Mr. Jangles, the neighborhood cat, as well as local car accidents, funky smells, and visiting colonies of deer.
- 86 Richmond – this foodie digests local dining spots so that you can have the best of what they’re serving.
- RVA Jazz – a love of jazz music permeates this site. Pics from recent shows, upcoming releases, a custom playlist, and live show calendar all can be found here.
- Near West End News – A new(ish) blog that covers the issues affecting the more suburban West End area of Richmond.
- In Vino Veritas – a couple shares their love (and vitriol) of local cafes, restaurants, and lounges.
Most Talked About Stories:
- Series of Recent DUI Cases Plague Richmond
- Virginia Commonwealth University Votes on Revoking Degrees
- Series of Break-Ins Reported in North Richmond
- Residents Invited to Participate in Downtown Development Forum on December 4th
- “Grand Illumination” Brighter Than Ever This Year
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Methodology: Our rankings track local buzz by analyzing a mix of variables including: total number of posts, location of posts, links from other sites in the community, and feedback from Outside.in members. Bloggiest Neighborhoods/Top Blogs, past 30 days; Most Talked About Stories, past 7 days.