Welcome to Austin
This was a more ambitious project than I expected. Its taken quite a bit of time to track it all down. So let me start by saying if there is an Austin blog or forum that isn’t on here, please, send me an email or drop something in the comments. If it meets the rules I’ve set up then I will gladly update.
Rules? That’s right. This is not the first time someone has tried to collect up Austin blogs. But I haven’t found one that has been exactly what I hope this one is. So this is how you get included…
- It has to be about Austin. Which is not the same as a blog by someone from Austin. There are a lot of great Austin bloggers, but many of their posts aren’t about Austin proper.
- A similar note…an Austin business blog is only included if the information in it is relevant to people besides your customers. If it is only specials, deals or feature updates, I didn’t list it
- Has to be updated within the past 6 months or so.
I think that’s fair. So lets get to it.
What to do Blogs
What are we going to do today? The question never really seems to go away. These will help you figure out the answer.
This was a difficult section because there are many people in Austin blogging about food, but very few blogging about ‘Austin food’
Austin Burger News
Austin Food Carts
Fed Man Walking
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Austin has several blogs dedicated to drinking. I was surprised to see how many were dedicated to beer in Austin (or that there is that much to know about local beer).
Austin Beer Guide
I Love Beer
What are you drinking?
You Stay Hoppy Austin [/one_half_last]
Public Policy Blogs
Similarly, this are blogs are about issues specific to Austin. Blogs about state or national issues are not included.
Entertainment/Social Scene Blogs
These blogs are about the people in the local scene, not necessarily things to do.
There isn’t much to explain. Marvel in the variety of things that people will blog about.
Each of these have their own flavor and etiquette. You may want to lurk for awhile before you jump in and start posting.
That’s all I know. Again, please let me know what I (inevitably) missed. Of course all of the blogs/forums here are included in our Austin Search Engine. There is also lots of non-blog information about Austin here too.