OJR article: Local Weblogs Gawk, Stalk — But Balk at Minting $$: This is a good article about local, city-centered weblogs and whether they have a viable business model. Mentions some of the A-list blogs in San Francisco and Boston.
“Local Weblogs might prove useful for local audiences looking to connect with those around them, but they probably won’t be cash cows anytime soon.”
I started a local weblog for my town of Sioux Falls a while ago: www.celebratesiouxfalls.com. Sadly, it died from lack of interest. I’m convinced, however, that it could be done and one day I’ll try again.