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We're Looking for Your Manchester Content

  • Robin Hamman
  • 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.

We're also using technorati to search for mentions of Manchester - which, rather dauntingly, there were over 1000 of yesterday - as well as mentions of any of Greater Manchester's nine boroughs.

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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Hi,
Joanna from atelier555 has been in contact to let me know about the
Manchester blog project.She says that one of my posts maybe of interest
to you.Have a look and see what you think!

http://vintagepleasure.typepad.com/vintage_pleasure/2006/08/happy_birthday_.html

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Great to see BBC Manchester getting to know bloggers from the region - I'm sure it will prove successful.

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Well, there's always Spinneyhead, one of Manchester's longest established blogs, referred to as the city's premier link blog and parent of a whole family of specialised blogs.

(I'm slowly getting better at this self promotion lark.:))

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This is an intriguing concept if ever there was one. I'm a music blogger from Manchester and even though I don't always focus on Manchester music, I go to a lot of gigs and do a fair bit of reviewing, so take a look if you so wish.

Yer Mam!

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Mix-tapes James? You're showing your age... Chris, who works on the BBC Manchester Where I Live site shares your love of music. In addition to adding you to our feeds list we'll have to tell him to have a look too.

Thanks for the kind comment Roberto and Craig.

Thanks for the link to your page Kristy. Looks like you and the girls had a lovely day out! That is one of the type of things we're looking for - people who are getting out and about in Manchester, seeing and doing things then sharing the experiences they had online.

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Good idea for a blog! I write my own blog which contains a lot of stuff going on in Manchester. The blog is called Why did I go wrong ... ?.

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Hello there, good luck with it all. I contribute to www.corrieblog.tv which is edited by a lovely (but very shy hence the pseudonym) lady called Flaming Nora which was inspired by that certain long-running soap opera coming out of Granada. Hope you like it, it's very much a labour of love for Nora.

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