We're Looking for Your Manchester Content
- 23 Aug 06, 04:26 PM
As we mentioned in the first post, we're hoping to build relationships between BBC Manchester and people who are using, or want to use, the internet to create and publish some great content about Manchester. We reckon the best way to find potential participants is to open our eyes and ears to what's already online.
Our first stop was Britblog, a blog aggregator that lists UK based blogs according to their location, has 109 blogs listed for Manchester. Whilst, at first glance, it looks like some of those are spam blogs and others are long ago forgotten efforts, there are some promising looking blogs here. We've bookmarked the page and will start working our way through them over the coming days and weeks.
That's a lot of potential blogs to look at already so we're using an RSS aggregator to subscribe to feeds from any blogs we decide to keep a better eye on.
I've also been looking around the photo sharing site flickr and have come across some excellent local photographers, for example Jane, whose photostream is full of beautiful shots, often taken in hazy light conditions, of South Manchester as well as other areas in and around Greater Manchester. If you have photos on flickr that you'd like us to see you can either email us with a URL to your photo stream or tag your photos with "bbcmanchesterblog" and we'll find them.
In future, we'll also be looking at other photosharing, podcasting and video sharing sites.
You can help us find good Manchester related content - blogs, photos, videos, podcasts, whatever - by posting links in the comments below or emailing us. Those links can be to content you've created, stuff you've enjoyed finding yourself, or ideas for content you'd like to create and publish online if you had the chance to learn how to do so. We're looking forward to your tips!
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