"Columbus?" is the headline of a blog post from a Pittsburgh blogger.
What does Columbus Ohio have in common with New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Paris, Seattle, San Diego, Austin Texas, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Dallas, Singapore, St. Louis, Jakarta, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Montreal, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai.
"Blog Belt status" according to the story he quotes in Business Week.
Reaction by Pittsburgh blogger Mike Madison of Pittsblog:
The lists are the usual large metro areas and wired and wireless meccas. And Columbus, Ohio, which comes in at number 30."
Business Week's Graphic of the Blog Belt is described:
As Net connections spread, Web 2.0 services are expanding. On a recent day, these were the top 30 cities for blog postings and comments, divided into three tiers by levels of activity.
The full Business Week article - Children of the Web
The Business Week article is very long. I have not fully digested it yet. It was one day. Maybe Columbus was particularly bloggy on that day.
I am sure many in Cleveland, Cinci, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown as well as Indianapolis, Detroit and others are saying "Columbus?" World class blogging from Columbus?
Columbus Ohio is a stop on Blog Tour USA in July 2007.
Photo of the Columbus Ohio Skyline Photo above is from Wikipedia. "Skyline of Columbus, Ohio Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2006-01-23 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible:I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law." Thanks Derek