I can’t claim originality on this. A few days ago, Aaron Weiche from the Find Buffalo (MN) blog (which is a fantastic source for Buffalo businesses and residences) posted that City Pages gave him the Minnesota Blog of the Day.
So, why not submit this blog to their list? I guess they liked it, at least enough to feature it as a new Minnesota Blog of the Day. The funny part is it’s listed right between mentions of the world’s stupidest tattoos and an article about a Slovakian driver who crashed his car while masturbating with a vacuum pump. 🙂
They list some pretty cool blogs in there. Some are business blogs, some are personal, some are community blogs like Aaron’s, and there’s even one about Minneapolis vs. St. Paul.
Somehow Seth Godin’s blog is in there. He has nothing to do with Minnesota, but it’s a good blog nonetheless. Either a City Pages staff member really liked it, or some SEO link monger spammed it in for him, which would be a bit strange considering his past stance on SEO.
With the Internet age in 2.0, many newspapers fall behind in grabbing loyal online audiences. What City Pages is promoting with community blogs is beyond what most are doing. Alternative weekly papers like this normally have a more loyal following, and this enhances it.
For those unfamiliar with the City Pages, they are the Twin Cities main alternative newspaper, similar to the NYC Village Voice and the LA Weekly (both sister papers).
Christy from FindLaw busted me today about the localmn links. I preach about paying no attention to the silly, green Google PageRank score, but apparently bragged about getting a couple PR6 links to the localmn blog.