The Daily Post

People often use the phrase, “Write what you know.” While I think writing what you know is an excellent rule to break, especially when writing fiction, it can be a useful framework for coming up with blog post ideas. Local, community-based blogs are one of my favorite trends to develop from online publishing. It’s a concept than can be easily incorporated into your own site, and also provides both excellent fodder for post topics and real life community-building.

For blogs that are entirely dedicated to local and community blogging, the idea is to generally serve as a resource for readers who live in or near your town. One of my favorite local blogs, which was also featured on the PollDaddy blog, is Baristanet, a local news blog for the northern New Jersey area. When it comes to local news, I tend to refer to blogs like Baristanet more…

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